What is paprika?

What is Paprika? The Story Behind The Spice

No kitchen is complete without paprika. It’s a spice rack staple – the fourth most popular spice in the world. It’s found right next to salt and pepper in many a cabinet. But what is paprika really? It’s made from dried and ground peppers that are part …

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Thai pumpkin soup

Thai Pumpkin Soup

Even though there’s only six ingredients, this Thai pumpkin soup is surprisingly flavor-filled and spicy. It’s quite different from other pumpkin soup recipes, less “fall in a bowl” and more exotic, fragrant, and sweet. It’s a surprising twist from the first bite. Red curry paste and …

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Hungarian wax pepper

Hungarian Wax Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Hungarian wax peppers? It may look like a mild banana pepper, but really the Hungarian wax pepper (a.k.a. hot wax pepper or the hot yellow pepper) has a lot more bite. In terms of spiciness, it’s a medium-heat pepper (5,000 to 10,000 Scoville …

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Pepper anatomy

Pepper Anatomy: What’s Inside Your Chili?

Botanically speaking, fruits are the seed-bearing pods on flowering plants. Chili peppers fall into this category; in fact, as nightshades, the peppers themselves are technically fruits in the eyes of a botanist. Other nightshade fruits include tomatoes and eggplants. As with all other fruits, there …

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Aleppo Pepper Substitute

What’s A Good Aleppo Pepper Substitute?

While Aleppo pepper has grown in popularity for authentic Mediterranean cuisine, it’s notoriously difficult to source. Good luck finding it at your local grocery store, and even spice shops have a hard time keeping it on the shelf due to conflicts in this chili’s Syrian and …

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Beef Madras Curry

Beef Madras Curry: The King Of Anglo-Indian Curries

Showcasing the flavors of southern India, Beef Madras curry has a long-standing reputation for being the benchmark against which other curries are measured. It’s a perfect balancing act that features everything a glorious curry should be – rich, fiery, sweet, spicy, and sour. If anything …

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Spicy Chicken Strips

Spicy Chicken Strips

You’re going to love these spicy chicken strips. It’s not only the breading that has kick, it’s also the meat. The chicken tenders are marinated in buttermilk and Tabasco hot sauce. Then, things get extra spicy with a breading featuring both chili powder and cayenne …

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