Tagged: hot

This year’s hotness explained

This summer in the Northern Hemisphere we’ve seen some pretty exceptional temperatures, not seen in the UK since 1976. However in 76 the UK was a red blob in a mostly blue temperature map....

The story behind the sriracha sauce

Hot sauce creator, David Tran, began his chili making mastery in 1975 in Vietnam. During his humble beginnings, the unsurpassable genius produced his first hot sauce called Pepper Sa-te. He filled his Sa-te sauce...

Feuerzangenbowle recipe

Germany’s most spectacular holiday drink of red wine, juice and spices, prepared in a fireproof bowl.  Servings: 10-12 Ingredients  organic oranges  organic lemons  bottles dry red wine 1 cinnamon stick 5 cloves 1 pinch ginger ground 1 sugar cone  cups brown...

The history of tea

Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water –– and from sugary Turkish Rize tea to salty Tibetan butter tea, there are almost as many ways of preparing the beverage...

Breeding the world’s hottest pepper

In the competitive world of hot pepper breeding, one man is smoking the competition. Meet “Smokin’” Ed Currie. He’s the man behind the world’s hottest pepper—the “Carolina Reaper.” For the past three decades, Currie...

Do spicy foods cause ulcers?

Years ago it was accepted as fact that spicy foods were the culprits behind many peptic ulcers. Doctors’ advice was to avoid curries, salsas, hot peppers, and anything else that “burned,” the theory being that...

Ginger: a folk remedy put to the test

Used in cooking and herbal medicine around the world, ginger is the rhizome (underground stem) of Zingiber officinale, which grows in warm climates. It contains many interesting compounds. The best known of these are...

8 healthy winter soups

Besides being comforting and soul-soothing, soup has many practical virtues: It can often be made ahead of time and frozen, making later preparation quick and easy. Soups are perfect for using lots and lots...