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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?

Avo-On-Toast With a Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Mira Manek | Posted 08.11.2015 | Taste
Mira Manek

It gives the avocado on toast a lovely layer of spicy yumminess, not to mention the bright splash of color.

6 Perfect Dip Recipes For Your Next Party

Rachel Hollis | Posted 08.05.2015 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

Dips are meant to be appetizers and snacks, however, whenever I encounter one that I like it ends up becoming my entire meal. Here are six of my favor...

The Easiest Way To Seed A Chile Pepper

Food52 | Posted 07.30.2015 | Taste

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.

The Spiciest Eats At 15 Fast-Food Chains, Ranked

Thrillist | Posted 02.15.2015 | Taste

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

Spicy Sugared Pecans to Make Christmas Tex-ified

Food Fanatic | Posted 02.05.2015 | Taste
Food Fanatic

What I love most about these sugared pecans is how quick and easy they are. You can package them up in sweet little sacks with ribbon for homemade Christmas gifts, or simply put them out in strategically placed bowls for your Christmas party.

The Best Hot Sauce: The Official Epicurious Taste Test

Epicurious | Posted 12.15.2014 | Taste

What we found is that, across the board, our hot sauce preferences lean towards a blend of smoky, spicy, and vinegary flavors.

15 Spicy Hangover Cures From Around the World

Epicurious | Posted 12.15.2014 | Taste

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

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

Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce to Amp Up Spaghetti Night

Food Fanatic | Posted 10.06.2014 | Taste
Food Fanatic

I had a difficult time reconciling the images of people digging into heaping bowls of pasta and sauce with audible groans and the pasta that I was served for dinner. I remember thinking, It's only spaghetti. What could be so amazing that you need to moan about it?

How To Make Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Crock-Pot Pulled Chicken

Food Fanatic | Posted 08.06.2014 | Taste
Food Fanatic

Crock-Pot pulled chicken is basically a blank canvas for brilliance.

How To Save An Overly Salty Or Spicy Dish

Food52 | Posted 06.23.2014 | Taste

Next time you over-season your dish, don't panic -- just follow these tips.

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.

The World's Spiciest Dishes Worth The Heartburn

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.20.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Different cultures have found ways to combine incredibly hot spices with intensely flavorful dishes that make them worth the burn.

Why We Suffer Through The Pain Of Spicy Foods

Posted 03.17.2014 | Taste

It usually means you're just tougher.

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.

11 Reasons Why We Can Never Get Enough Sriracha

Food52 | Posted 10.07.2013 | Taste

Our favorite recipes that illustrate why we just can't cut Sriracha loose.

Za'atar Gives Your Brunch a Swift Kick in the Tomatoes

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 11.05.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

It's the hangover helper of your ancestors.

Indian-Style Grilled Mango Nectarines With Sweet Tamarind Chutney

Nik Sharma | Posted 08.20.2013 | Taste
Nik Sharma

Try this recipe for wonderful explosion of flavors in your mouth.

Thai Style Mint Fried Rice

Anne Maxfield | Posted 08.25.2013 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Last week, a bunch of Asian veggies inspired a Thai-styled fried rice with some of the leftover pork loin.

Chicken Mole: A Recipe for Cinco de Mayo

Laura Kumin | Posted 06.29.2013 | Taste
Laura Kumin

When you take chocolate in a spicy, instead of a sweet, direction, the result is delicious.

World's Spiciest Pizza Contender Packs 3.2 Million Scoville Units

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 04.01.2013 | Weird News

The line between pleasure and pain continues to blur as spicy food enthusiasts -- or masochists, depending on your vantage point -- continue to dream ...

Homemade Pepper Sauce Potato Chips

Amie Valpone | Posted 06.01.2013 | Taste
Amie Valpone

Here's an easy recipe that's perfect for those spring and summer BBQs. Toss that bag of processed potato chips and make your own.

World's Spiciest Hot Sauces

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.25.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Hot sauce: some never leave home without a bottle of the stuff; others fear even brief exposure. So what is it about spicy food that causes such divisiveness?