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Burning Our Tongues To Find The Best Of The Big-Name Hot Sauces

Tasting Table | Posted 06.27.2016 | Taste
Tasting Table

"You may want to get a glass of water," I warn my colleagues. It's 10 a.m., and I've dumped a bag of old white bread on the counter to use as the vehicle for testing 10 vinegary hot sauces, each waiting in a bowl marked with just a number.

Spicy, Smoky Jerk: Jamaica's Iconic Barbecue Dish

Steven Raichlen | Posted 06.10.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

When it comes to barbecue, Jamaica has only one trick up its sleeve. But, oh, what a trick. I'm talking, of course, about Jamaica's national dish--and cultural icon--jerk. Once you've tasted this fiery smoke-roasted pork, sweet with allspice, fragrant with island thyme, and above all, electrified with more Scotch bonnet chiles than you'd ever thought humanly possible to consume, well, a trick becomes a miracle and that sleeve a rich brocade.

19 Beliefs All Hot Sauce Lovers Hold In Their Hearts

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 05.12.2016 | Taste

If hot sauce is your spirit animal, you know the following to be true:...

5 Reasons to Eat Thai-Style for Weight Loss

Rachel Redlaw | Posted 04.21.2016 | Taste
Rachel Redlaw

Songkram is Thai New Year, which is on 13 April each year, but has the celebrations continuing on 14 and 15 April too, with the famous water festival as well as naturally a time to reflect on transformation and change.

KFC Deletes Incredibly Dumb NSFW Twitter Fail

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.15.2016 | Business

What were you thinking, KFC? The fast-food giant went below the belt in a stupidly saucy tweet Friday, then got chicken and took it down an hour later...

Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas

Erin Brighton | Posted 02.24.2016 | Taste
Erin Brighton

If you have never made simple syrup before, what are you waiting for? Flavored simple syrups make cocktails magical. For this jalapeno margarita, you will need to make a jalapeno simple syrup. It's such a simple process, you will wonder why you've never done this before...

The 5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Spicy Foods

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.07.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Cayenne, jalapeno, habanero, chili—it seems like there are a million different kinds of hot peppers you can buy. And not only ar...

Try Thai: What You Need To Know

Neil Zevnik | Posted 01.15.2016 | Taste
Neil Zevnik

Have you ever noticed how certain cuisines, in their philosophies and primary components, are innately more healthy than others? This is especially true of the classic cuisine of Thailand.

Here's What Happens When You Eat The World's Hottest Chili Pepper

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 12.08.2015 | Taste

The Carolina Reaper, with its world-record 1,569,300 rating on the Scoville heat-measuring scale, is widely regarded as the world's hottest chili pepp...

3 Slow-Cooker Chili Recipes to Serve This Fall

Rachel Hollis | Posted 11.23.2015 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

It's not winter until you've served up a batch of chili. That's why we have not just one but THREE slow-cooker chili recipes to try on The Chic Site. Try them all, I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

What Makes a Perfect Chicken Wing?

Matthew Kourie | Posted 09.08.2015 | Taste
Matthew Kourie

People say that chicken wings are like pizza and sex, that even when it's bad, it's good. I don't believe that, so what makes a chicken wing expert?

Britain's Hottest Ever Chili Pepper Is Ready To Melt Your Face Off

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.13.2015 | Taste

Do you want a kick in the face? If so, we recommend a trip to Great Britain, where Tesco says it now sells the country's hottest chili pepper to be s...

Another Reason To Love Spicy Food

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living

People who love to feel the burn of jalapeño peppers on their lips, or the numbing of Sichuan peppers in their mouths, have a new reason to celebrate...

The Easiest Way To Seed A Chile Pepper

Food52 | Posted 07.29.2016 | Taste
Food52

Most techniques for removing the seeds from peppers instruct you to slice the chile in half lengthwise, then use a paring knife to remove the seeds and ribs. But, while shadowing in the kitchen of Dirt Candy, I learned an easier way. It's quicker and less risky.

How to Make Authentic Jamaican Jerk at Home

Steven Raichlen | Posted 06.10.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Jamaican jerk is simultaneously a dish, a cooking method, and a way of life -- a noun and a verb.

Go On, Make Your Order Extra Spicy. It Could Help Boost Your Metabolism.

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Go on, make your order extra spicy. A new study presented at the Biophysical Society's 59th Annual Meeting in Baltimore revealed that capsaicin --...

The Spiciest Eats At 15 Fast-Food Chains, Ranked

Thrillist | Posted 02.15.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

Fast-food joints aren't usually known for spicy food, but nearly every big chain has one heartburn-inducing diamond in the rough.

The Ultimate Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Karly Campbell | Posted 01.21.2015 | Taste
Karly Campbell

It's like this life-altering meal that will totally make you jealous of yourself.

5 Easy And Delicious Curries You Can Make At Home

Caroline Phelps | Posted 01.03.2015 | Taste
Caroline Phelps

This is one curry with plenty of umami!

15 Spicy Hangover Cures From Around the World

Epicurious | Posted 12.15.2014 | Taste
Epicurious

The most common hangover cure cross-culturally still seems to be ingesting as much chili-spiked animal fat as humanly possible.

Make the Ultimate Hot Sauce (Hint: It Involves Fermentation)

Steven Raichlen | Posted 11.19.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

You produce a hot sauce with complex umami flavors -- a condiment worthy of your best grilling.

How To Make Spicy Indian Mango Pickles At Home

Food52 | Posted 11.09.2014 | Taste
Food52

This recipe is one of my favorite ways to prepare a spicy mango pickle that makes a great accompaniment to any Indian dish.

America's Best Burritos

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.07.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

When you think about it, the burrito might be the world's most perfect food.

10 Ways To Get High -- Naturally

Mark Sisson | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Sisson

Many of society's favorite psychoactive compounds, both legal and illegal, work by hijacking our own neurotransmitters and brain receptor sites. In other words, they aren't creating something out of nothing -- they only work because our brains are set up to get high and feel pleasure.

This Is What Happens When You Eat The World's Hottest Chili Pepper

Bon Appetit | Posted 04.02.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

It took me 21.85 seconds to consume three Carolina Reapers, the world's hottest chilis.