Chile Peppers in Pop Culture

The Last Green Pepper Emperor

“[A]lso in a compound in Khabarovsk, in 1945, was the Last Manchu, Pu Yi, the last emperor of the Qing Dynasty. He spent five years in Soviet captivity after his Japanese-backed pocket empire of Manchukuo collapsed with Japan’s surrender. The fallen emperor whiled away the […]

Scream Queens and Liquid Fire

Scream Queens and Liquid Fire

I’m not sure I could recommend “Scream Queens“; you have to have a strong stomach to be able to handle… no, not actually the murders. The language. fatties and ethnics,” it’s clear the “ethnic spices” she’s thinking of include quite a dose of chile peppers: […]

Chile trouvée at Hermès…

Chile trouvée at Hermès…

There I was, visiting the Festival des Métiers in Vienna, through which Hermès gives some insight into the work of its artisans… and for once, I found chile peppers not making an appearance in pop culture, but appearing on a luxury brand’s silk scarf design. Hermès, […]

Mysteries of Laura – and the ‘Tasting’ of Chilli

Mysteries of Laura – and the ‘Tasting’ of Chilli

The 2014/15 season – of TV, not plant growing – featured superhot chile peppers not just in The Flash, but also in The Mysteries of Laura. Season 1 Episode 11, “The Mystery of the Frozen Foodie,” found Laura Diamond, among other things, have her new […]

LaMeiZi, the Spice Girls of Hunan

LaMeiZi, the Spice Girls of Hunan

Let’s return from China with something from China, and with music. After all, whenever an appearance of chile pepper in popular culture or otherwise publicly, such as in new products, catches my eye, I love to share it. Normally, of course (since we live here), […]