Scoville Scale Updates and Fixes

Whew! I've been making numerous fixes, updates and changes to the world's largest Scoville Scale Chart Database for Hot Sauces and Chile Peppers. This is the first time I've really updated this page since I updated the blog template last year, so it's a long overdue fix! Lots of the tweaks and revisions are "behind the ...

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2014/10/21 ScottRoberts, USA

Tabasco® Brand – Chipotle and Smokey Bourbon Sauce and Marinade

This arrived a little while ago at ChileFoundry HQ, TABASCO® is one of the world largest manufacturers of Chilli Sauces with it original TABASCO® Hot Pepper Sauce being first sold by Edmund Mcllhenny in 1868. Well a few years ago we started seeing some new products all still based on the original sauce, one of my ...

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2014/10/20 ChileFoundry, UK

Mercado Libertad, Guadalajara: Enormous, Exciting, and Enticing

In the history and urban development of Guadalajara, the church and neighborhood named San Juan de Dios are the incandescent center. Just to the east of the Historic Center of...

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2014/10/18 Mexico, Mexico Cooks!

Taco Bell Tests Sriracha Flavored Items

Taco Bell tests out Sriracha sauce menu to tap into spice-loving cult following. NEW YORK (AP) -- Want to take a run for the border but wind up in Bangkok? Taco Bell is testing a new menu that promises just that, looking to tap into the cult following for the red Thai hot sauce known as Sriracha. The ...

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2014/10/18 ScottRoberts, USA

2015 Chilehead Calendar of Events Updates

I've recently added a handful of firm dates of hot sauce shows, spicy food festivals, and other chile pepper-related events around the United States occurring in 2015 on my Hot Sauce/Chilehead Events and Festivals Calendar page. Several years ago, as a service to the chilehead nation, I started listing most of the major national and regional fiery foods trade ...

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2014/10/18 ScottRoberts, USA

Spicy Egg Curry Recipe

Egg curry (or Anda Masala as it is known in India) is one of those dishes that sounds a little bit wrong to a western palette but is in fact a great dish. Quick to prepare, cheap and incredibly healthy, what’s not to like?  This dish is based on a North Indian recipe a friend showed ...

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2014/10/17 The Chilli King, UK

A Simple Feast: Paneer Methi Matar

The Indian festive season has begun, and kitchens all over the country have been buzzing with activity. Mine is no different. I’ve spent the past few days planning and re-planning our menus. I remember a time when not too many years ago when Hubby Dear and I would throw lavish Diwali parties. We’d have an ...

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2014/10/15 Hooked on Heat, USA

Poll: What is Your Favorite Mass-Produced Hot Sauce in America?

Although mainstream websites have expanded their hot sauce coverage by having loads of "best of" lists, we chileheads can sometimes be exasperated by the exclusion of some of highly flavorful artisan sauce makers in their articles. It's understandable that the average joe has not heard of Heartbreaking Dawns, CaJohn's, Ring of Fire, or Race ...

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2014/10/15 ScottRoberts, USA

The Bath Chilli Festival Review – by Dr Hotz!

Last year saw the first ever Bath Chilli Festival held on campus at the University Of Bath. Without going into too much detail, the event quite simply fell flat on its face. Not so this year! Organisers Pete and Rich pulled out all the stops in the run up to this year’s event and ...

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2014/10/14 ChileFoundry, UK

Guy Fieri Random Quote Generator

What can you say about Food Network host and chef Guy Fieri that already hasn't been written a thousand times? The spiked, peroxide-dyed cooking personality is an endearing figure with a larger-than-life, boisterous "dude" quality to some, and an annoying tool to others. Love him or loathe him (or maybe just tolerate him to watch ...

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2014/10/14 ScottRoberts, USA

Macaroni Cheese Recipe

Macaroni cheese is a classic and surprisingly easy to make. Forget the packet stuff, once you realise how easy this recipe is and how much better it tastes you’ll never look back. Mac cheese has got a bit of a bad reputation for being a bland ready meal but it needn’t be the case. The ...

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2014/10/13 The Chilli King, UK

Palm Sunday Food Fair in Uruapan, Michoacán

The Purépecha woman in the foreground pats out tortillas while her companion sorts through a plate of golden, freshly cut flor de calabaza (squash blossoms). The first two mornings of...

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2014/10/11 Mexico, Mexico Cooks!

Lotsa Great Listening Content Outside of Fiery Foods!

A ginormous THANK YOU to everyone who has downloaded, listened to and subscribed to The Firecast Hot Sauce & BBQ Podcast! It's a pure blast putting together the episodes and chatting with the coolest people in fiery foods and outdoor cooking; it is always fun, educational and inspirational. Because your support, The Firecast is now averaging ...

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2014/10/11 ScottRoberts, USA

Att spara sortäkta frön – isolera chilifrukter

I år har jag upptäkt ett suveränt sätt att isolera chilifrukter. Man sätter bara ett ziplockpåse på en blomknopp som inte öppnat sig. När väl frukten bildats så river man bara upp påsen, på så sätt vet man vilka frukter som är isolerade. Så klart så fungerar det inte varje gång men tillräckligt ofta för att det ...

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2014/10/10 Chilepeppar, Sweden

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2014/10/10 Chilepeppar, Sweden