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Category: Chilli Misconceptions

Misunderstanding Chilli: The Case of Jamie Oliver’s Jerk

Cultural appropriation, once again, finds itself in the discussion thanks to Jamie Oliver’s (ready-made, apparently) “Jerk Rice”. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. In England,…

Not “How Hot Is It?,” but: How Is the Heat?!

One of the things that made me get deeper into “chilli cuisine” is that there is something special to it….

The Issue with – or Really, Advantage of – Strong Flavors…

In traditionally (since the late 17th century, anyways) bland cuisines, we are seeing an increasing popularity of stronger aromas and…

The Poor Chile Pepper, or: How Chilli Did Not Make it into Fine Cooking

The chile peppers are not considered a particularly classy spice (or considered in their diversity). The reason seems to be…

Chilli. You’re Doing It Wrong

Spice rubs and curries and similar concoctions that mix-and-match (or mix-and-contrast, actually) diverse pungent and aromatic ingredients have been around…

Chilli Misconceptions 6: The Addictive Quality of Chile Peppers

It’s just too perfect a statement to spare us from it: Chilli is addictive. Can’t you see that people who…

Chilli Misconceptions 5: Heat Level X

Look at stories about chile peppers, and there has to be mention of their pungency. That is a very sensible…

Chilli Misconceptions 4: I Want Green Paprika

This is a peculiar case, and one of which I don’t know how common it is in other places. In…

Chilli Misconceptions 3: Adding Chilli Destroys Flavors

When you think that chilli is about nothing but the ‘heat,’ let alone that hotter is better, it’s not surprising…

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