Which Came First? The Chicken or the Buffalo in the Great Wing Debate!

So, how did it all begin? Contrary to what many people believe, buffalo wings don’t actually come from buffaloes. Instead, they are named after the city in which they were created: Buffalo, New York. The story goes that in the 1960s, a bar called Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY, was looking for a way to […]

Deadly By Nature – Carolina Reaper exposed!

The current Guiness Record Book holder for the hottest chilli goes to the “Carolina Reaper”. It’s grossly wrinkled and creased with a pointy tail,  even worse it matures into a blistered red glossy danger! Sounds like a not-so gorgeous specimen doesn’t it?  Despite its questionable looks, its sweet and fruity with hints of cinnamon and […]

How To Tenderize Meat in 30 minutes!

In Chinese cuisine the meat is always tender! How do they do that?  The Secret Explained…    Tenderize your meat in less than 30mins. The most common method is what they call “Velveting”, sounds soft and silky doesn’t it? Get amazing results with Beef and Chicken! Why does it work?  Baking soda increases the alkalinity of […]

How Hot is Hot?

Will you survive? To rate the heat of chilli peppers in your chilli or BBQ sauce, we have always used the Scoville scale created by an American Pharmacist called Wilbur Scoville in 1912. That is until technology created the High Pressure Chromatograph (HPLC) which measures the amount of capsaicin in chilli or BBQ sauce. So […]

Why do birds eat chilli’s?

Why Do Birds Eat Chilli’s? And how in the world can they not fall over dead when they do? Birds are such small creatures, but how they can eat so much incendiary chilli with no harmful effects – I mean, when was the last time you saw a bird flying through the sky breathing fire […]

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