What Are Serrano Peppers?

What are Serrano Peppers?

The serrano is one of the most iconic chili peppers. You’ll recognize these peppers because they are typically between one and four inches long and about half an inch wide, shaped like a small torpedo. At first glance, you might think a serrano is a jalapeño, but these peppers are typically smaller. The most common … Read more

Rocoto Pepper the Complete Guide

Rocoto Peppers – The Complete Guide

If you see a Rocoto pepper, you might think it’s an ordinary bell pepper although a little smaller in size. But be careful: these are not for the faint of heart. They are much hotter than a mild, sweet bell pepper! Here’s what you need to know about this delicious but little-known hot pepper. The … Read more

Worlds Top 10 Hottest Peppers

Top 10 World’s Hottest Peppers (Updated 2022)

Every year, the Guinness Book of World Records updates its list of the hottest peppers in the world. Some peppers (like the #1 Carolina Reaper) have settled into their rank and held onto it for a while. But others are changing as new varieties of chili peppers are discovered and cultivated. It’s always exciting to … Read more

SrirachaThe Complete Guide

Pepper Guide: Sriracha

Sriracha is arguably the world’s favorite hot sauce! It’s not the hottest, but it’s one of the most versatile and delicious hot sauces. It differs from most hot sauces because it isn’t intended to be just pure heat. With the addition of garlic and sugar, the hot sauce has a more distinct taste.  It’s more … Read more

How Hot Peppers Are Used in Different Cuisines

How Hot Peppers are Used in Different Cuisine

Hot peppers help add a kick of flavor to otherwise bland dishes. You can add hot peppers to pretty much any food you want, but some cuisines take advantage of hot peppers a lot more than others. If you love spicy food, take a look at these cuisines from around the world and how they … Read more

The History of Hot Sauce

The History of Hot Sauce

Sriracha. Tabasco. Valentina. Tapatío. If you’re someone who can’t get enough spicy food, you probably recognize these as some of the world’s most popular hot sauces. Hot sauce is an essential condiment in every chilihead’s fridge. Here’s a little history lesson on how hot sauce was first created and how it’s changed over the years! … Read more

Chocolate Bhutlah Guide

Pepper Guide: Chocolate Bhutlah

Have you tried the Chocolate Bhutlah yet? It’s one of the latest peppers to draw attention due to its extreme heat! With its intriguing name and its super-high Scoville rating, it’s quickly gaining a reputation. If you’re curious to learn more about this chili, keep reading! The Heat Behind the Pepper The Chocolate Bhutlah is … Read more

Growing your own chili peppers book cover

Growing Your Own Chili Peppers

If you think you’re ready to take on the challenge of growing your own chili peppers, then wait no more! Today we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about how to plant chili seeds and some things to look out for in the process. Keep in mind that growing your own chili … Read more

Reducing Hot Pepper Burn: The Complete Guide

Tips for Reducing Hot Pepper Burn

For hot chili junkies, the burn is one of the attractive things about the peppers. But if the burn ends up being too much for you, there are ways you can find relief. If you’re about to eat or cook a meal with hot peppers, here are some helpful methods to ease the burn in … Read more

How to Have Your Hot Peppers or Hot Sauce Tested for a Scoville Rating

How Do You Test Peppers for Scoville Units?

The dream for many hot pepper growers is to end up on the World’s Hottest Peppers List. But how will you ever know if you have a winner on your hands if you can’t get it tested for a Scoville heat rating? Here is a guide to help you get your own chili or hot … Read more

The complate guide to the Cayenne Pepper

The Complete Guide to the Cayenne Pepper

If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you’re probably familiar with cayenne pepper. But have you ever tried the pepper from which this spice originates? The real thing is even better than the spice! This pepper is a beloved variety of the Capsicum annum plant. You probably are very familiar with this … Read more