Tag: spicy food

Sriracha Maker Given More Time to Contain Spicy Fumes

Sriracha Maker Given More Time to Contain Spicy Fumes

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The L.A. suburb of Irwindale has had to balance its need for business success against complaints from residents about the plant’s fumes. Huy Fong Foods makes the hot sauce in the rooster bottle.

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Sriracha Chemistry: How Hot Sauces Perk Up Your Food And Your Mood

Sriracha Chemistry: How Hot Sauces Perk Up Your Food And Your Mood

| February 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Sriracha and other spicy condiments make us feel so good, even when they burn so bad. So what’s going on in our tongues? A video breaks down the beloved hot sauce into its molecular components.

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Icy or Spicy?  Cooling Foods Across Cultures

Icy or Spicy? Cooling Foods Across Cultures

| October 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

While the Bay Area doesn’t get the swoon-inducing heat and humidity of Japan, Peru, India or the Philippines, we can still partake of their edible solutions for cooling relief. Some like it cold and icy with mounds of shaved ice doused with syrups, while others turn to peppers and spice to induce a natural cooling response.

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Roasted Grapefruit & Habanero Margarita

Roasted Grapefruit & Habanero Margarita

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Instead of being tart as one would expect from a grapefruit-based drink, this margarita is slightly smokey, crisp, and just a little spicy. It’s perfect for winter. It’s also perfect for the Big Game as there isn’t a food or snack it won’t go with.

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Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant:  A Warm Pot on the Edge of August

Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant: A Warm Pot on the Edge of August

| July 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

At that moment, I felt blessed by San Francisco, its ridiculous micro-climates. It was the edge of the city, it was the edge of August, the time when tomatoes just a few miles inland start to pucker and weigh down their vines, and I was going to eat a “warm pot” — not because someone on Yelp recommended I do so, but because it just felt right.

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