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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Hot stuff

So is anyone else planning to attend the "Weekend of Fire" at Jungle Jim's? It's August 4th-5th and it sounds like so much fun!

We love spicy food in my house. The last time my parents and my sister came to visit us, my dad spent lots of time in the kitchen. He hovered over my stove and rummaged through the fridge, pantry and my spice-filled lazy Susan, making the barbecue sauce. Well, everyone got a big surprise when we sat down to eat. The sauce he made was tasty but it was SO hot! He looked around the table, a tad sheepish, and said, "That's not regular hot sauce you guys have in there, is it?" Um, no!

It was Spontaneous Combustion, and that stuff is way up there on the Scoville chart. We all had a laugh. And we enjoyed every bite of that bbq, wiping our brows along the way...

I love spicy African, Indian and Asian cuisine. And I've had candied habanero peppers that were fabulous, but I'm still looking for something to knock my socks off. Maybe I'll find it during the "Weekend of Fire"!

What's the hottest thing you've ever eaten?


at 3:44 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

a friend of mine once gave me a dab of Mad Dod Inferno hot sauce on a piece of bread as a joke. Now, I like hot sauce, but I literally felt the inside of my stomach burning!

I spent the evening "bowing to the porcelin gods", as it were...while my friend watched and laughed!!!

at 3:56 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try the Atomic Wings at Quaker Steak & Lube in Milford. It is way up there on the Scoville scale.

at 8:39 AM Anonymous Drew said...

I still think in terms of heat and the ability to linger, nothing is worse than Dave's Insanity Sauce....although I have had some Thai food (namely from Thai Express on McMillan) that has really hurt me.

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