Hot sauce is a delicious food seasoning, highly sought-after in many cultures. It is also the source of worldwide competitions initiated by heat fanatics that seek the ultimate hot tasting experience. Still, hot sauce ingredients require a lot of consideration. All that you need is vinegar, water, the pepper source, optional natural thickener, and spices. What we find instead is that several … Read More
While grilling season might be getting close to over, that should have little effect on our carnivorous counterparts, who cook up delicious meat all fall and winter long. Their biggest hurdle isn’t the elements, however; it’s finding a great, gluten-free BBQ blend that won’t have people running for the A1 sauce. Here’s a list of our 10 favorite Celiac-friendly sauces to … Read More
When it comes to cooking with spice, there are a lot of ways things can go horribly amiss. However, the most common problem when cooking with everything from chilies to hot sauce is that the spice can be a bit overwhelming if you are not careful. While serious spice junkies can power through it, do you need to just toss … Read More
While less newsworthy than say, cracking the human genome, the genome of the pepper plant has been cracked and scientists have been able to sort out what specific genes are responsible for a pepper plant’s spiciness. By discovering it, this paves the way for pepper growers everywhere to engineer even hotter hot peppers.
To chiliheads, the Scoville heat units (SHUs) that measure the heat intensity of peppers are considered badges of honor. Pepper growers are constantly developing new varieties of peppers that ratchet up the heat to a level where they could almost be considered deadly weapons. There are also the heat seekers who are willing to push the boundaries of human endurance by … Read More
Its Scoville heat units vary but rest assured. If you pick a peck of habanero peppers for a special meal, you’ll likely experience an SHU of 1,042,000 or less. And that may be a little too intense for timid pepper eaters. But if you’re one of the hearty types that love the burn, it may remind you of Shangri-La on … Read More
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