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The Weird Biology of Chili Peppers, and Why They Really Are Good for You

John McQuaid | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
John McQuaid

Capsaicin's positive effects are modest. But they are real. All of this is to say, the obsession with chili pepper heat may be a fad. Or a form of masochism. But it may also reflect -- for once -- popular taste and nutrition in a happy alliance.

WATCH: Orchestra Eats World's Hottest Peppers, Tries To Play

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have nothing on the Danish National Chamber Orchestra. In a video uploaded to YouTube on Friday, each member of the orche...

Here's How To Control The Heat of Your Jalapeños

Blue Apron | Posted 02.06.2014 | Taste
Blue Apron

Banish your fear of making food too spicy by learning to prep in three different ways.

How The Hot Pepper Got Its Kick

| Thomas Sumner | Posted 01.27.2014 | Science

Things are heating up in the world of genetics. The hot pepper (Capsicum annuum) is one of the most widely grown spice crops globally, playing an impo...

EXPLAINED: Why Hot Peppers Trigger That Tingly Sensation

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science

Most people who have eaten spicy Chinese food know the distinctive tingly numbness caused by Sichuan peppers. Now research, detailed today (Sept. 10)...

Why Do People Love Eating Dangerous Foods?

Food Republic | Posted 06.24.2013 | Taste
Food Republic

The most dangerous foods thrill-seekers can't stay away from.

Food Curated: A One of a Kind, Hot Sauce Elixir

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.26.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Sonya Samuel is the found and owner behind Bacchanal Pepper Sauce, a Brooklyn made, Caribbean-hot, soul-satisfying pepper sauce.

Handmade Sriracha May Challenge Our Loyalty To Original

Liza de Guia | Posted 01.12.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Meet Jolene Collins, the founder and artisan behind Jojo's Sriracha in Brooklyn, NY.

Get Down & Dirty With Hot Peppers

Food52 | Posted 01.09.2013 | Taste

To the uninitiated, spiciness is binary: just hot or mild.

Shoplifter Gets Caught After Vomiting Up Stolen Hot Peppers

Posted 08.23.2012 | Home

Shoplifter Marcus Banwell might have gotten away with stealing from a UK convenience store -- if he hadn't chowed down on some looted hot peppers in t...

WATCH: Dude Eats One Of The World's Hottest Peppers

Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

In the video below, you nearly feel the pain of the poor sap who willingly sampled what could be the world's hottest pepper. NPR affiliate WFAE profil...

Say Sayonara to Onion Sobbing with KitchenAid's New Food Processor

Laura Klein | Posted 01.03.2012 | Home
Laura Klein

Delicious food, cooking and writing about it is a way of life for me. When the opportunity arose to review KitchenAid's new 13-Cup Food Processor, I was ecstatic.

Can You Handle The Heat of Chile Peppers?

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

What would we do without hot peppers? They add so much to many dishes, from Mexican to Thai. Originating from South America, hot chile peppers made th...