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Welcome! I'm Matt from PepperScale
Hey! I'm Matt Bray.
I'm the guy behind PepperScale and all the Cindermint sister sites (SPICEography and Fiery Flavors). I founded PepperScale in 2013 because I wanted to rekindle a passion for spicy that I've had - at various levels - since my early 20's.
Back in the day, I worked at a Mark Miller restaurant in Washington, DC named Red Sage. There, a respect for the hot pepper (and tequila) were musts. It's there I discovered the flavors behind the heat. Like with grapes, there was a world of nuance to explore with hot peppers.
That's the whole point of PepperScale. In 2013, when I wanted to learn more on the nuance of chilies, I found very few sources to help me along the way. So I decided to rediscover this passion in the most public way possible so others could learn from it as well. I began researching, eating, and writing. And writing. AND writing.
1,000+ articles later and here we are. PepperScale is one of the biggest spicy food sites around - read by over 500,000 people monthly. I'm surprised, delighted, and humbled by its success. I never could have imagined so many wanted to discover what makes spicy tick. I always hope you find what you need here - and we're daily looking to improve the experience.
On that - I'm VERY excited to begin this community and meet many of PepperScale's current newsletter subscribers and readers. I know - like with any new community - it will start slow, but hey, so did the site in 2013 (30 visitors in month 1 - maybe 20 were me!). I look forward to seeing it grow. We've planted the seed with this community launch, so I hope you take the next step and join the conversation!
Looking forward to growing in spicy knowledge with all of you!
Matt, I think it was a great idea on your part and I agree with your passion for the art of fiery flavors from one of mother natures greatest sources, the world of capsicum's. I wish you the best of luck in growing this new global online avenue. 😊