Feeling the Burn

Six different indie foods to relieve your spicy fix, from Hawaiian beef chips to sweet Korean gochujang

There’s something about the temperature rising that makes you want to follow suit. If you’ve found yourself pouring Cholula over every single dish lately (I too, purchase mine in bulk by the half-gallon), break out of the rut with these artisanal delights that show off the versatile use of chile peppers, from sweet to smoky. Rather than try to make you cry, these handmade foods …

Sriracha Popcorn

One of the many new ways to indulge the cult hot chili sauce

Huy Fong Food’s original—and unabashedly copied—Sriracha hot chili sauce has forever altered the tastebuds of people all over the world, found on bowls of fried rice and avocado kale salads alike. We’ve been overjoyed to find out that the cult hot sauce (made in the USA from red jalapeño chili peppers) can now be consumed in other ways beyond its classic sauce form. Through a …

Spicy Food Leads to Longer Lives

The next time you’re debating between hot or mild salsa for your burrito, go for the spicy; it’ll actually lower your risk of death. At least that’s what researchers are stating in the medical journal BMJ after studying the subject for seven years. The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences surveyed nearly 500,000 men and women between the ages of 30 and 79 and found a …