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Scared Straight Turkey Tamales

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Listen up, little dogs. All of you spoiled little chihuahuas, toy poodles, and terriers have had it too good for too long. Sitting at the screen door, barking at everyone, day in, day out, it’s a poor choice for a life path. You’re so lucky you don’t have it like your ancestors did. Four hundred years ago, Mesoamerican people kept …

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Ghost Pepper Challenges

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Before you enter a Ghost Pepper food challenge, bear in mind: the heat doesn’t stop with your mouth or your last bite. Almost two weeks ago, a guy in Hermosa Beach, California found that out the hard way when he took the Habanero Sam’s Burrito Challenge at Amigos Tacos. The victim, er, challenger, was a guy named John. He came …

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Spicy Summer Recipe: Belizean Grilled Fish Burger

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Re-posted from Fiery Foods & Barbecue Supersite This particular “burger” is a fired-up re-creation of a fish sandwich one of our editors devoured in the tiny town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, Belize. The restaurant was called Elvies Burger Isle, and the diners sat outside under a tamarind tree on picnic benches. If ever there was a simple to …

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Digging the Disc-It

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To paraphrase Michael Corleone, “If history has taught us one thing, it’s that you can cook on anything.” Genghis Khan and his crew grilled on their shields over campfires, thus giving us Mongolian barbecue. People who crave the tang of gas fumes even use their car engines to cook food in foil. In northern Mexico, there’s cooking discada. That’s where …

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Sex, Lies, & Capsicum: Debunking Pepper Gardening Myths

In Gardening, Stories by Lois Manno1 Comment

The weather is warming, and chile pepper gardeners all over are plotting their plantings for the season. In the April issue of Burn! Magazine, we introduced Cap Farmer, a former marijuana grower who has switched to chiles to prevent his house and property from being seized by the Feds. This is the first installment of his chile gardening wisdom. We …