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Piri-Piri Sauce

If you think that you know what peri-peri sauce is via a certain high-street grilled chicken franchise and it’s supermarket bottles then you have something coming. Try a drop of this on grilled/roast chicken or prawns for the real deal. But beware . . . it’s not for the faint hearted. chilligastronomyhot saucepiri-piriportugal

The Carolina Reaper

A 34-year-old man with no significant medical history presented to the emergency room (ER) after an episode of thunderclap headache. His symptoms began with dry heaves but no vomiting immediately after participation in a hot pepper contest where he ate one ‘Carolina Reaper,’ the hottest chili pepper in the world. — BMJ Case Reports   Carolina…

Two super interesting brews

Being a chili head (and brew head) it was a no-brainer for me when I had to try the Jalapeño Ale at the lovingly repurposed Steam Plant (see photo). My initial scepticism was assuaged by the nose which really had the smell of the pepper and on drinking, it wasn’t at all the bland half-heartedness…

Hot Stuff: Wilbur Scoville

Another notable birth (at least to me) on this date is Wilbur Scoville, the patron saint of chilli heads such as myself. Pleasantly surprised that Google is marking Wilbur’s birth: The Telegraph picks up from Google. Below is my 15 year old Robert Charles Chilli tie. I think I’ll have an extra lashing of Endorphin Rush (my daily) and…