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Ask Chef Mike: Why Heatless Jalapeños?

In Chile Peppers, News by Mark MaskerLeave a Comment

Q: I heard about some guy who has developed a jalapeño pepper with no heat. Why would anybody do that? A: Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? Some manufacturers of hot products prefer to use heatless chile varieties and add heat later during processing through the addition of concentrated capsaicin oleoresin. This provides a measurable, more …

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It May Be the World’s Largest, But Where’s the Green Chile?

In BBQ, News by Lois MannoLeave a Comment

A new Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Commercially Available Hamburger was set on Saturday, July 2 at the County Fair in Alameda, California. Weighing in at 777 glorious pounds, the mutant “Juicy’s Outlaw Burger” was created by Juicy’s LLC. After a total of 13 hours’ cooking time and the obligatory weigh-in, the burger was split up and shared …

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It’s Time to Enter Your Products in the Scovie Awards!

In News, Scovie Awards by Mark MaskerLeave a Comment

Now in its 16th year, the Scovie Awards is the world’s largest professional competition for fiery foods and BBQ products. Produced by Dave DeWitt’s Sunbelt Shows—producers of the National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show—the Scovie Awards gives manufacturers the chance to see how their products stand up to the competition. A Scovie win gives a company the opportunity to promote …

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Munchathon: Food Trucks with an Obstacle Course? Of Course!

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Eat your way through the first-ever Munchathon, a food-themed fun run and obstacle course featuring local food and beverage vendors, which takes place at Oak Canyon Park, near Irvine Lake, California on July 16. The event will have two major elements: the 5K run/walk with food/beverage stops and food-themed challenges, and a festival featuring dozens of gourmet food trucks. This …

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Battle for the World’s Hottest Record Continues

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Whenever someone tries to lay claim to the biggest, best, or most intense record for pretty much anything, they run the risk of being challenged. When the subject is the world’s hottest pepper, the stakes are high, both monetarily and in terms of publicity. If you’ve ever dealt with chileheads, they can be every bit as fanatical and obsessed about …

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Burn! Magazine is now the Burn! Blog

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Dear Burn! Reader: We have made the decision to discontinue Burn! as a stand-alone digital magazine. We’re going to be continuing Burn! as a blog at www.burn-blog.com, and will be moving feature-length material to the Fiery Foods & BBQ SuperSite at www.fiery-foods.com. The SuperSite is undergoing a major redesign and retooling, and we feel it makes more sense to keep …