How To Spot Fake Sriracha, And Why It Matters

If your cap is anything but green, it's fake
Jan 17, 2013 12:31 pm

Yes, fake sriracha was sent to the us, and so I must now help correct the universe's course — because if sriracha goes to pieces we're all doomed — by helping you identify, Instagram and then avoid fake sriracha. 

Surviving Jalapeño Poppers Burn Is Not That Simple

How to battle pepper burns with particular gusto
Jan 2, 2013 12:31 pm

Putting together the list of the top 10 Test Kitchen recipes of 2012 certainly was a walk down memory lane. I was struck with a memory of what happened to Assistant Contributing Editor Laila Gohar, then editorial and test kitchen intern, when I saw our recipes for jalapeño poppers. I hope for everyone's sake (but especially hers) that this never happens to you. 


Lunch In Singapore: Chili Crab

The iconic Asian crustacean is king of my belly
Jul 18, 2012 11:31 am

I hit one of Singapore's most famous seafood establishments, Long Beach, to try what's been called the most famous Singaporean seafood dish ever created. Ever eaten three pounds of incredibly spicy crab for lunch? 

Green Chile-Cheddar Macaroni Salad

Charred poblanos find a home in macaroni salad
May 14, 2012 12:01 pm
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Photo: Mark Shaw

Welcome to Macaroni Salad Week! With Memorial Day just around the corner, we're searching the far corners of the earth for the perfect barbecue sides. First up, a macaroni salad inspired by the patty pride of New Mexico: green chile cheeseburgers.

Creamed Corn with Chives and Chiles

A recipe for creamed corn with a secret ingredient
May 10, 2012 12:01 pm
creamed corn recipe
Photo: Simon Wheeler

Adam Perry Lang's new cookbook has a creamed corn recipe with a surprising ingredient. Find out what it is after the jump.

GM Chiles Ignite Outrage in New Mexico

Farmers rally to preserve historic chile plants
Mar 19, 2012 10:46 am
Hatch Chiles

Normally, when you hear about genetically modified crops, people are talking about corn or soy, but in New Mexico the GM debates focus on the beloved chile pepper plant. If you’ve ever been to New Mexico you know that the chile is not something anyone tampers with — ever.

Ancho Olive Aïoli Recipe

Better than homemade mayonnaise, with a spicy kick!
Jan 31, 2012 1:59 pm
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Photo: Dimitri N. on Flickr

This "descendant" aïoli is not as sunny yellow so I tend to serve it under foods I want to have the added notes of spice from the anchos and salty-olive notes of olives. Make a simple (lightly dressed) tuna salad for canapés and have the Ancho-Olive Aïoli under the salad.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

Cold? This spicy hot chocolate recipe is the best.
Jan 29, 2012 2:01 pm
Mexican hot chocolate recipe
Photo: insidious_plots on Flickr

Mmm, Mexican hot chocolate. Is the only thing that could possibly make your Sunday better being treated like Mayan royalty? Well ready your favorite pimp cup. Contrary to popular opinion, everyone from the farmer to Montezuma himself was throwing back batches of chili-spiked goodness way back when cacao was discovered. And now, you can too.


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