Today is International Hot And Spicy Food Day

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  1. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    For one red-hot day a year, the world’s chilli heads, heat-seekers and extreme eaters can take their passion to extremes. International Hot and Spicy Foods Day sparks a wildfire of events, from habanero-eating challenges to fancy-dress contests and cook-offs of popular recipes. Among serious aficionados, it also re-kindles the great debate: which chilli pepper tops the official Scoville heat scale?

    There’s no denying the daredevil nature of some of the celebrations. However, people who like a meal to tingle their taste buds, not make their eyes water, shouldn’t feel left out. Enjoying a touch of heat in our cooking is a worldwide human trait, so what better day to invite your family and friends to discover a different cuisine? Thai, Indian, Creole and Caribbean dishes are all famous for their blends of aromatic ingredients, but many cultures boast their own favourites. After all, variety is truly the spice of life…

    Not really my kind of day to be honest, but I know some people like to live on the edge.

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  2. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    I’m a lamb balti is hot enough for me thank you person normally, but I couldn’t taste a thing while I was ill l over Christmas, so I ordered a madras as a final attempt to taste something, I still couldn’t taste that, should have had a vindaloo
     
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  3. Aptly, it is also Appreciate a Dragon Day. :thumbsup::hattip:
     
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  4. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    It's also Women's Healthy Weight Day, but who'd dare mention that .....
     
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  5. Dubs

    Dubs Sponsor

    Excellent. I have grown out of the "hottest curry you do please mate" phase, so I will go for the Tandoori Chicken Jalfrezi please. :thumbsup::food:
     
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  6. Now I do like spicy food.. u grew a load of super hot chilli plants.. and got loads and loads of chillies.. but ... carolina reapers... they are just pure evil.... still got em.. safely stored in a jar at the back of the cupboard..
     
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  7. I grew up down the road from the home of the Balti. I can remember my first visit to the Sheeren Kadah (or it might have been Saleems), which is still there 40 years later. I managed to sweat my way through some tandoori chicken - nowadays it's a Dhansak, Jakfreizi or something else medium. I find the mild curries too creamy and rich and I've always stayed well away from Madras or vindaloo since I had a ulcer in my teens.

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  8. Far too risky...
     
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  9. Not keen on HOT spicy that destroys the taste buds. I have always thought that Asian food is made with hot spices to hide the taste of the rotten stuff they cook with.
    Nothing beats the flavour of a nicely cooked roast (chicken, beef, pork , lamb, or even vegetables) with some tasty herb gravy
     
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