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Can Too Much Spicy Food Ruin Your Taste Buds? I Asked a Chile Expert

As a hot sauce obsessive, I had to know.
Adam Rothbarth
8.6.18
SPICE

A Brief Taxonomy of All the Different Ways that Korean Food Can Be Spicy

There are nuanced distinctions between irritatingly spicy, deliciously spicy, or refreshingly spicy.
Vivian Song
3.7.18
Thai Food

Man Orders Extra Spicy Pad Thai, Receipt Promises He'll 'Regret Being Born'

His terrifying receipt for the pad Thai, which has gone viral on Reddit, has the word 'spicy' on it 17 times.
Mayukh Sen
10.10.17
Make this

Cover Everything In This Fiery Habanero Hot Sauce

It's spicy as hell, perfectly balanced, and good enough to eat by the spoonful.
Munchies Staff
6.4.17
Fast Food

Pregnant Women Are Claiming that Eating Taco Bell Can Induce Labor

Apparently, pregnant women who are ready for their kids to just be born already should stop Googling “WHEN CAN I HAVE THIS BABY WTF” and head on down to Taco Bell.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.23.17
Science

Molecules Left on Your Phone Screen Can Reveal Whether You Like Spicy Food

What do the molecules on your iPhone say about your preference for sriracha?
Phoebe Hurst
11.15.16
Make it

Shishito Peppers Are the Perfect Snack Regardless of Your Spice Tolerance

If your spice tolerance doesn't align with your dining companions, shishito peppers are the perfect compromise. They’ve got all the flavor of a chili but none of the kick.
Brad Cohen
9.17.16
Canada

The Spiciest Night of My Life with Canada's Hottest Man

I spent one night with Claude Dubé, the self-proclaimed chilihead and award-winning hot sauce masochist, who can tolerate up to 16 million Scoville units, a.k.a. the hottest of the hot on the spice spectrum.
Brigitte Noël
12.10.15
Science

Here’s Why Water Is the Worst Thing to Drink With a Spicy Meal

A new video released by the American Chemical Society explains exactly why drinking water after you eat spicy food is pretty much the worst thing you can do.
Alex Swerdloff
12.3.15
Chicken

This Ex-Marine Now Makes Some of LA's Juiciest Fried Chicken

"I approached this thing the way I would approach anything else as a Marine: I made a plan, I came up with some possible procedures, which in this place meant recipes—and I executed. This is the Marine perspective."
Javier Cabral
9.17.15
Health

How Eating Spicy Foods Can Help You Cheat Death

A seven-year study has found that regularly eating chili peppers can reduce your risk of early death by about 14 percent. Bring on the Cholula.
Hilary Pollack
8.5.15