Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The gloom of February is the perfect time to celebrate meals that heat you two ways. Come for the invigorating steam that thaws your bones. Stay for the incandescent magic of capsaicin and piperine, the Scylla and Charybdis of spicy stuff. The first is what makes chiles spicy, the second the power behind black pepper. These dishes aren't double-dare-you stunt food, but ones that deliver flavor first, even if there's a sheen of sweat to follow.
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