Meet the Komodo Dragon.
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.
Go on, make your order extra spicy. A new study presented at the Biophysical Society's 59th Annual Meeting in Baltimore revealed
Capsaicin's positive effects are modest. But they are real. All of this is to say, the obsession with chili pepper heat may be a fad. Or a form of masochism. But it may also reflect -- for once -- popular taste and nutrition in a happy alliance.
It took me 21.85 seconds to consume three Carolina Reapers, the world's hottest chilis.
Excess fat is a primary cause of inflammation and explains why packing extra pounds promotes cardiovascular disease, diabetes and several cancers. So how could fat make weight loss easier?
Bonus #3: And if you really just can't get enough stories about old ships, read Jeff Himmelman's story in The New York Times
Not only do herbs and spices provide flavor for very few calories, but they also have some amazing, disease-fighting antioxidants in them!
I can't imagine this city without the old-fashioned romantic Mexican-style hacienda of El Cholo. These wonderful restaurants remain in the same family, and the favorite dishes haven't changed since 1923.