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Yellow Inferno for Breakfast: Caribé-Habañero Pepper Jelly

This entry is part of a series, Pepper Jelly Chronicles»

Most of you are familiar with the tiny terrors known as Habañero chiles. Or maybe you’re familiar with its tongue-scorching cousin, the Scotch Bonnet. They appear about the same size and shape, although there’s a claim they have different flavors. (I don’t want to […]

Pepper Jelly Update: Anybody Got a Gas Mask I Can Borrow?

This entry is part of a series, Pepper Jelly Chronicles»

We recently reported on the Underground’s latest exploits in kitchen coliseum, wherein we basically reinvented the staid and hackneyed red pepper jelly. As promised, we made other colors of pepper jelly than red this time…

For the orange pepper jelly, I had two orange bell […]

Reading, Writing, and Regional Cooking: Guizhou Style Chinese

Stan and I were done with our planned site visits, but not with the paperwork. Yes, even in tropical China, there’s always paperwork. So we ate a hearty breakfast, knowing full well that even the condemned get to eat something. The buffet was well stocked, and I tried out more of the Chinese goodies […]

Visiting Tropical China: Paradise is Where You Find It

Today I got an early start, preparing for the first supplier site visit of the trip. I met Stan at 0700 for breakfast and strategy. The breakfast buffet was outstanding; the strategic planning, not so much. Oh, we covered a nice variety of topics. Since this is a totally new effort, though, we’re not […]

F4F: Blowtorch Shrimp on Grits

Ah, the lowly shrimp. Misunderstood, often maligned, regularly overcooked with reckless abandon by all too many closet celebrity chefs.

It doesn’t have to be that way, of course. There are ways to properly prepare this diminuitive denizens of the deep. (Yes, I’ve been reading about alliteration.) Cajun cooks seem to have learned how as well […]

The Nashville Hot Chicken Craze

Hanna Raskin of Slashfood recently published an article about Nashville Hot Chicken, which is apparently all the rage these days. I’d call it a fad, but apparently it’s been 40+ years in the making. Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack was first, but lately others have jumped into the fray: Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack, Zingerman’s Roadhouse […]

Friday Food Follies: Truth in Advertising Meets Chile Peppers

Ever wanted a fast-food burger that was so zesty it would blow your socks off? Well, here’s an option you may have overlooked:

Seems them peppers are Really Spicy; I’m out to get me one…

Enjoy the (Extreme Hamburger) Heat!

Tailgatin’ on a Tuesday

Finally the weather’s cold enough to think about football. If you’re a true football fan, you’re required you know how to prepare tailgating fare for you and all the lazy camp followers friends and family who come with you to the game to drink your beer and eat you out of house and home cheer […]