What's In Chili Powder?

What’s In Chili Powder?

Chili powder is the original Tex-Mex seasoning. It is a blend of spices that a Texan named William Gebhardt put together to make it easy for Americans to replicate the flavor profile of the chili dish, a stew also known as chili con carne. It …

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homemade madras curry paste

Homemade Madras Curry Paste

Madras curry is known for being spicier than your average Thai curry, and that’s certainly true here. This recipe leans into the cayenne pepper – undoubtedly medium heat on the pepper scale (30,000 to 50,000 Scoville heat units). But if that’s too much heat, it’s …

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Why is there a rooster on sriracha sauce

Why Is There A Rooster On Sriracha Bottles?

Sriracha is an iconic hot sauce, not just for its versatile flavor but also because of its packaging. You most likely have seen the squeeze bottles with the green tops in the condiment aisles of your local grocery stores. The bottles are a distinctive part …

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Can you freeze hot sauce?

Can You Freeze Hot Sauce?

Hot sauce is a common condiment, typically made from chili peppers, vinegar, and salt (and sometimes with additional ingredients.) So, the short of it: you can freeze hot sauce. Freezing hot sauce is a great way to extend its shelf life. When frozen, it will …

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Homemade Rogan Josh Seasoning

Homemade Rogan Josh Seasoning

Rogan Josh seasoning isn’t a curry blend on many radars, but it should be. With it, you can make one delicious lamb curry and a whole lot more. It has a lovely red hue and is very aromatic, featuring cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves, among a …

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Honey Sriracha Meatballs

Honey Sriracha Meatballs

Sweet and heat are always a great pairing, but few ingredients match quite as well as honey and Sriracha. These two bold flavors are on the opposite side of the flavor spectrum yet they just work. And when meatballs are the base for these two …

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Creole Vs. Jerk Seasoning

Creole Vs. Jerk Seasoning – How Do They Compare?

Both Creole seasoning and jerk seasoning come from a mix of European, African, and Native American cultures in the New World. The histories of these two spice mixes have close connections to slavery and colonialism, but they have evolved to become important components in the …

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Is Spicy A Flavor

Is Spicy A Flavor? Fact Or Fiction

What we call taste is a collection of different senses that includes smell, mouthfeel, and temperature. There are five basic tastes; everything we perceive as flavor combines those tastes. We detect tastes via papillae on the tongue, which are equipped with taste buds. So, fact …

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Slightly Spiced Lemon Curd

Slightly Spiced Lemon Curd

Our slightly spiced lemon curd recipe is pretty traditional, with just a gentle hint of spice. You can use this tart and creamy concoction to liven up toasted bread, make a delightful cake filling, or even use as a cocktail base. The heat comes from cayenne …

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