The science of how spice affects your body

  Eat some chilli, and your mouth feels like it’s on fire — because, as far as your body is concerned, that’s what your brain actually thinks is happening. This video explains the weird, wonderful and oddly addictive effect that capsaicin has on the human body. <iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ src=”//” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>


Reduce the heat of chillies by removing the seeds. My method is making four straight cuts down the sides. This will create four long slivers, and the cluster of seeds will remain in the centre of the chilli. The result will be less heat and more great flavour.Dean Fearing – Fearing’s, Dallas

Chilli oil

This is something that I’ve been doing quite a lot recently for finishing dishes. You can use it over roast vegetables, or if you want over fish, meat, or even soups. I take some olive oil and fry some dry chilli in it, just before the dish is about to be served. I heat a …

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