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Eating Lotus Seeds

In late summer in China, lotus is blooming. It is a pretty sight – and a time, as the seeds…

On the Search for the Elusive Perennial Tibetan Tree Chilli

China puts a wrench into easy arguments of how chilli is eaten in tropical heat to protect against microbes spoiling…

The (4th) International Chili Expo, Zunyi, Guizhou, China

You might have heard something about the “Chili City” of Xiazi before, but in spite of its label as international,…

A Different Chilli World Record: 1133 Varieties in Presentation

Chilli has a bit of an issue: It’s just too easy to see it – and market it – as…

To Boldly Grow… Peppers in Space!

Chile peppers spread so quickly around the world because they grow easy. Now, they’ll take a giant leap… into space!

Chilli in China, The Book Project!

Once again, ChiliCult went strangely quiet… because big things were afoot.

Marukyu Koyamaen’s Limited Edition “Temple” Matcha

Towards the end of 2018, Marukyu Koyamaen released limited editions of Ittekisui (Kin), Mannen no Midori, and Jōkō matcha. Favorites…

Of Cacao and Chocolate: Ruby, Blonde – and Real

Chocolate may be the most misunderstood of democratized luxuries. Some of the recent innovation, especially with “Ruby Cacao,” in this…

Chio “Chili Challenge”: When Habanero Goes Mainstream

Once upon a time, in the spring of 2018, European chips producer Chio thought to challenge its customers with Habanero…

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