Weighing in at 6.5 pounds, this 560-page, oversized book has more than 275 recipes and truly captures the cuisine of the region. But more than that, Sterling does a great job as a culinary travel guide, offering the inside scoop on the people, places, and ingredients of one of the world’s great regional cuisines.
British Radiologist Ian Rothwell, 55, became the first person to finish the world’s hottest curry at a UK restaurant while suffering hallucinations brought on by the dish. Truth to tell, drinking a glass of riot spray would have been cooler. And cooler. That’s what happens when you eat something with a reported six million Scoville units of heat in it. The curry is chock full of 20 Naga Infinity Chiles and has to be prepared by chefs wearing goggles and a face mask.
A table condiment to similar to ketchup—but much more pungent—sriracha sauce is becoming increasingly popular, and expanding from its traditional Thai roots into other cuisines.
This year I used about a pound of Las Cruces Cayenne pods to cook up a sweet and spicy Thai sauce. This sauce is thicker than “Louisiana Styel” hot sauce, and is less vinegary. Have fun!
Over the next three weeks, we’ll also share ideas for spicy pumpkin seeds, adding recipes for smoked pumpkin, and playing around with Sizzlin’ Sauces’ Howlin’ Hollar Hot Sauce with Pumpkin, too. Be sure to check back in with us every couple of days for ways to heat up Halloween.