June 30, 2002 10:18 AM   Subscribe

Chillies. Everything you never wanted to know about the fiery stuff can be found here. Apparently they provide a natural high.
posted by Fat Buddha (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
mmm, i had green chile on my pizza yesterday. in fact, i eat green chile on most anything.

and really, there's nothing like getting some fresh roasted in the fall.

mmmmmm chile yay.
posted by sugarfish at 11:15 AM on June 30, 2002

As opposed to the 'synthetic' high's of marijuana, cocaine, and opium?
posted by delmoi at 11:29 AM on June 30, 2002

Cool! I'm just about to have more jalapeño and piquin peppers than I know what to do with. Looks like it's time to do some pickling. mmmm, pickled.
posted by Gilbert at 11:34 AM on June 30, 2002

Shock! Horror! Obiwanwasabi! The Canadians are about to release an authentic-sounding version of our much celebrated piri-piri sauce. Is nothing sacred? Dammit: the recipes on these Pepperhead people's website also ring true! ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:12 PM on June 30, 2002

I just finished a 12" Subway® steak-and-cheese sandwich, the only way I have ever eaten them. No condiments, no vegetables, double portion of jalapeños. Muy bueno.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:18 PM on June 30, 2002

MiguelCardoso: Recently there was an article in Saveur about frago piri-piri. I tried it, with a few modifications, and its been a hit! Of course, it helps if you have a nice hardwood charcoal fire going in your Big Green Egg to roast the birds over, to give them that wonderful, smoky taste.
posted by FullFrontalNerdity at 1:23 PM on June 30, 2002

Capsaicin is touted to do everything from curing arthritis to being an indispensible diet aid. I always found it interesting (and frustrating) that all the birds around here could eat the peppers, buds, leaves and all from my garden and never feel the effects of it, but insects stay as far away as possible. This year we started up extra habenero plants, and surrounded our tomatoes with them. No bugs on the tomatoes at all.
posted by iconomy at 1:45 PM on June 30, 2002

marijauna smoke is a natural high too.

the word "natural" is a silly consumer lasso.
posted by Satapher at 2:11 PM on June 30, 2002

That's a great link, Fat Buddah; I can't believe I haven't seen it before. I'm a little hurt that they didn't list Chile Pepper magazine, which I edit. Warning: Corporate-manifestation-of-self link
posted by chino at 2:46 PM on June 30, 2002

This reminded me of the Indian toddler who thrives on chiles. Not that I understand how you can get into the Guinness Book of Records for eating chiles at a young age but there you go.
posted by MUD at 4:29 PM on June 30, 2002

If you're in Sydney, check out the Fiery Food Festival that's coming up from 12-14 July, 2002. There's a chilli-eating contest, cook-offs and the usual fun had at these types of things.
posted by cyniczny at 6:04 PM on June 30, 2002

chino: kickass, you edit chile pepper? i sell that at work. it goes pretty fast, too.

posted by sugarfish at 6:27 PM on June 30, 2002

Is the chilehead mailing list kaput? I was on it for years, but lost track.

Current favorite homemade salsa recipe: habaneros; green tomatoes; tomatillos; sweet onion.
posted by rushmc at 7:03 PM on June 30, 2002

I eat here at least once a week.

Peri-peri goodness.
posted by Frasermoo at 1:19 AM on July 1, 2002

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