Hong Shao Rou (Spicy Red Braised Pork Belly)

Hong Shao Rou (Spicy Red Braised Pork Belly)

Full-flavored pork belly is slowly, tenderly simmered in a sauce of birds’ eye chili, star anise, ginger, cinnamon, soy, rice wine, and caramelized sugar. Hong shao rou is a signature dish of Hunan, the province famed for China’s hottest, spiciest cuisine. It might have its …

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Coconut Lentil Soup

Coconut Lentil Soup

Talk about incredible fusions of flavor — coconut lentil soup is all that, with its irresistible mix of spices, creaminess, and eatable heat. It’s also pretty healthy, full of fiber, vitamins, and healthy fats. This one makes an excellent lunch meal, plenty hearty to keep …

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Hungarian goulash with homemade butter noodles

Hungarian Goulash With Homemade Butter Noodles

It’s one of the world’s most famous beefy blessings. And, sadly, one of the most abused. But, by treating it with the respect it merits, Hungarian goulash can easily win the gold medal it undeniably deserves. Put good beef together with good paprika, and you’ve …

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Thai chicken noodle soup

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

The Thai chicken noodle soup is chock full of the exotic, spice-forward flavors that you’d expect…and love. The creamy coconut milk perfectly balances that fiery zing you get from red curry paste. And the cilantro and lime provide a freshness to the flavor that makes …

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Pork cutlet curry (Tonkatsu Kare)

Pork Cutlet Curry (Tonkatsu Kare)

Tonkatsu kare is part of a Japanese fusion food style (yoshoku) that goes back over a hundred and fifty years. It’s a pork cutlet curry that brings a bold, richly spiced flavor to the table. The spicy curry sauce is full of Anglo-Indian influence. And …

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Spiced peach cake

Spiced Peach Cake

Our spiced peach cake recipe is plenty fruity with just enough spice. It’s just as delicious as winter comfort food as it is served cold in the summer with a big scoop of ice cream. And there’s just a mild heat here from a touch …

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Chili Pickled Garlic

Chili Pickled Garlic

Chili pickled garlic is a great way to store everyone’s favorite cooking ingredient, adding a little something extra in the process to boot. With the addition of red pepper flakes, these little wonders work well added to recipes to provide just a touch of warmth. And …

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Thai seafood curry

Thai Seafood Curry: Hot, Sweet, And Sour

This multi-flavored, vibrantly colored Thai seafood curry is fired by spicy bird’s eye chilies, sweetened with papaya and palm sugar, and spiced by the sharp, citrusy tang of tamarind. It’s a terrific taste of Thailand that’s ready in just thirty minutes. In this beautiful dish, …

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Daltjie Chili Bites

Daltjie Chili Bites: An A1 Appetizer

These three-chomp flavor-bursts are wonderfully addictive. Daltjie chili bites are fiery, spicy, crunchy, and smooth — all at the same time. And it’s their irresistibly moreish mix of tastes and textures that makes them such A1 appetizers. A daltjie — sounds like dul-chee — is …

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Piri Piri Potato Wedge Platter

Piri-Piri Potato Wedge Platter

Potato wedge platters are one of those quick-to-make sides where the taste way outpaces the effort. And we love this one a ton: this piri-piri potato wedge platter pairs African bird’s eye pepper (via piri-piri — or peri-peri — salt or seasoning), pickled jalapeños, and …

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