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Anyone else CRAZY for spicy food?
Bittenbymonk at 8:22AM, Oct. 5, 2008
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yeah, in the past couple of years, I've developed a taste for spicy food, which I suppose isn't bad. HOWEVER! one thing lead to another and now I'm trying to up the ante. I started off by buying a bottle of tabasco,that's now like water to me. So I got the habanero version, which has a kick to it, but I soon got tired of that too… anyways cutting the crap I'm now on Magma hot sauce which has a 1 million scoville rating (thats about half the strength of police pepper spray). I LOVE hot sauce and testing my limits with spicier concoctions, anyone else a fool for the pepper sauce?
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lefarce at 10:11AM, Oct. 5, 2008
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I like how whenever general discussion is slow the majority of you decide it's time for either:

A rant thread on Platinum
An ass kiss thread for Drunkduck
or a thread about food




 
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 10:24AM, Oct. 5, 2008
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Well, it is general discussion.

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Bittenbymonk at 11:59AM, Oct. 5, 2008
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food is just about as general as it gets!
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SarahN at 12:24PM, Oct. 5, 2008
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I LOVE spicy food, give me a bag of Fritos and Jalapeno cheese dip and I can down it all in one sitting. So what if my gut explodes?
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Ironscarfs Ghost at 3:19PM, Oct. 5, 2008
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Lefarce
A rant thread on Platinum
An ass kiss thread for Drunkduck
or a thread about food

Wow; this guy comes up with the mostest kick assest threads!
Er……..boo!
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lefarce at 4:17PM, Oct. 5, 2008
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Ironscarfs Ghost
Lefarce
A rant thread on Platinum
An ass kiss thread for Drunkduck
or a thread about food

Wow; this guy comes up with the mostest kick assest threads!


EDIT: Y'know what, ignore this. I'm not trying to start an arguement. But my original point still stands, we need a foods & cooking section or something, as too many topics fit the theme.

 
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Ironscarfs Ghost at 4:40PM, Oct. 5, 2008
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Lefarce
I find that better than being a moron who makes a thread going over the same bullshit the 20 threads before it did.
(hey -stop changin' yer rant!)

True, but this is our lot. We are all morons, going over the same bullshit the last 20 generations did before us.

I'll be there for the cookery thread though. My rich fruit cake is legendary: are you a sweet or savoury man?
Er……..boo!
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Hawk at 9:17PM, Oct. 5, 2008
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I love “wasabi” spicy, but not “mexican” spicy. I don't know why. But it feels like those two different types of spicy burn you in different ways.
 
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Eirikr at 9:45PM, Oct. 5, 2008
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I regularly consume spicy carbon matter. It is quite enjoyable to digest.
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Chernobog at 9:59PM, Oct. 5, 2008
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I enjoy mexican cuisine regularly! I like spicy with flavor, not ‘spicy look how hardcore I am’, though. I used to get wasabi rice crackers from the supermarket.
 
 
“You tell yourself to just
enjoy the process,” he added. “That whether you succeed or fail, win or
lose, it will be fine. You pretend to be Zen. You adopt detachment, and
ironic humor, while secretly praying for a miracle.”
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ozoneocean at 10:52PM, Oct. 5, 2008
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Spicy… It's a silly description lol!
Cinnamon buns are “spicy” ;)

I generally say “peppery”, because that's the taste that these things come from… But that's just me. :P

The peppery flavours are quite nice, but anything can be over done, especially when people forget that it's just one flavour element and treat it as the ONLY one. That's horrible. I've had chilli pizza where the only flavour was pain. Literally. After tasting it, it felt like glass had sliced into my tongue.
-And I know what that feels like because I've had that happen… although it wasn't glass.

Strong mustard, like wasabi can be too much as well. Especially when you realise that at the end of the spectrum of these things (mustard, chilli), are chemical weapons that are banned in warfare. Strong mustard and Wasabi have fumes that affect the mucus membrane of your nose and sinus in a bad way. Chilli can have deleterious effects on your taste bud nerves… Which is fine if that's all you like to eat, but as I say; there are more flavours out there, and I think it's best to be able to enjoy a variety.

But yes, the peppery range of flavours (from mild to extreme), can really add a wonderful dimension to food :)
 
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kingofsnake at 8:38AM, Oct. 6, 2008
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Every couple years I make my own habenero sauce… The last batch came out pretty good, it's sweet at first, and has this fruity zest to it, and then you swallow it and it's like “Oh hey this is really burning me now.”

I don't use it much because none of my friends like hot foods but me, so I can usually take it or leave it.
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KingRidley at 2:07PM, Oct. 6, 2008
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I am such a wuss about spicy food. Alot of it tastes very good in that split second before it attacks your tongue. I think alot of it has to do with the fact that I have never experienced that rush you get after eating something really spicy. You know, the whole endorphin release thing. I can handle sour. I love sour. But I don't like spicy.
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SpANG at 2:33PM, Oct. 6, 2008
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Anyone try the “Volcano Taco” at Taco Bell recently? I'm a lightweight when it comes to spicy food, but that's tame even for me. What a disappointment. :(


The reason certain foods are spicy is mostly do to a compound called capsaicin found in chile peppers. It gives them spice and is found in many hot sauces as well. Capsaicin is an irritant, which is what causes the burning feeling.

Anyway, yeah, I like a little spicy. I have been more adventurous in my recent years, but not going anywhere near them habeneros yet. Though I have had ‘firey habenero’ Doritos. They aren't bad. I assume they are nothing like the real thing

Huh, Firefox doesn't know the word habenero. Or capsaicin :P

I love hot wings too. Basically, I'll usually eat anything as long as it has a cool dipping sauce like sour cream, blue cheese, or guacamole. Hot sauce on scrambled eggs pretty much rocks, too.

I loooove sushi with wasabi and picked ginger too. Different spicy, but good.


So what do you guys use to ‘put out the fire’? Milk? Beer? Buttered toast?



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dueeast at 2:43PM, Oct. 6, 2008
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About the spiciest I'll go is Thai food (I once had a wonderful seafood meal at a Thai restaurant called the “Tiger Cry” that made my eyes literally water, while still wanting more of it). If curry didn't upset my stomach (which irks me to no end), I could eat it all day long, at least the moderate variety. I can still eat a great variety of Asian and South Asian cuisines. My wife makes Japanese food and spoils me tremendously on occasion. I love Moroccan and Ethiopian food, too, some of which is on the spicy side.

I grew up strictly bland…meat and potatoes and the occasional vegetable. But my wife, bless her, was raised with spicy food and by gum, she was gonna expand my palate if it killed me! Fortunately, it didn't and I've learned to enjoy some wonderful food as a result.

Now that I love to cook, I've been known to kick it up some on my own dishes, especially homemade seafood or chicken and sausage gumbo and a spicy Mexican chicken soup.
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Chernobog at 2:58PM, Oct. 6, 2008
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Spang: Typically breads rolls work for me. It's like dabbing your tongue with an edible paper towel.
 
 
“You tell yourself to just
enjoy the process,” he added. “That whether you succeed or fail, win or
lose, it will be fine. You pretend to be Zen. You adopt detachment, and
ironic humor, while secretly praying for a miracle.”
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Aurora Borealis at 3:34PM, Oct. 6, 2008
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I don't like it TOO spicy, but I tend t stuff hot ketchup on my food… and some hungarian mustard… and then some black and red pepper too :D

That mix goes into anything refried :)

Overall I like strong tastes… Salty (not too salty of course), sweet or spicy. Don't like bitter or sour much though.

My cooking is pretty limited. Like my dad used to say about his cooking abilities, I can do “hard boiled eggs and soft boiled water” (not sure if it translates that well :).
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KingRidley at 6:29PM, Oct. 6, 2008
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So what do you guys use to ‘put out the fire’? Milk? Beer? Buttered toast?

Actually milk chemically bonds with the painful shit in spicy foods, calming it faster.
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ozoneocean at 7:07PM, Oct. 6, 2008
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Nutmeg is my favourite spice. ;)
 
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lba at 8:00PM, Oct. 6, 2008
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I gave up spicy stuff when I got to the point that eating Habaneros didn't really bother me any more. As Oz said, there's too much variety in the world to want to kill off my taste buds with just one thing. It probably didn't help that living in Iowa, it was really hard to get spicy foods. They're the kind of wimps who can't take spicy Cheetos.

It's probably really bad for you, but I've found a spoonful of sugar will cut almost any spicy pain in your mouth.

And despite his rather abrasive method of pointing it out, I kind of agree with 'farce. Maybe we should think about a food and cooking forum or something.
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Aurora Borealis at 8:52PM, Oct. 6, 2008
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SpANG
So what do you guys use to ‘put out the fire’? Milk? Beer? Buttered toast?

Actually milk chemically bonds with the painful shit in spicy foods, calming it faster.

What's the point of eating spicy food then? :)

Also, at the cooking forum idea.


How about someone starts a cooking webcomic? :D
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JoeL_CQB at 1:42AM, Oct. 7, 2008
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i'm the only one in my family who can eat spicy food for some odd reason.

although its usually mild or medium spicy.

oddly, i can handle garlic spicy, if you call that spicy. like raw status. although my breath stinks badly after.
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ozoneocean at 3:35AM, Oct. 7, 2008
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What are your favourite spices?

I like simple pepper.. But saffron, cardamom, cloves, ginger, paprika, curry, vanilla…
Can't STAND coriander! EWWW! >.<
Chillie's ok for a pepper spice, but too often used poorly: overdone. Like putting too much salt in something. That's bad cooking.
 
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Ironscarfs Ghost at 4:46PM, Oct. 7, 2008
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oddly, i can handle garlic spicy, if you call that spicy. like raw status. although my breath stinks badly after.

That's no reason to discard your underwear.
Er……..boo!
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Mushroomcomix at 5:05PM, Oct. 11, 2008
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I love spicy food and garlic, unfortunately my body started revenge tactics on me and I can't consume as much peppery food as I once was able to.
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herio at 3:58PM, Oct. 16, 2008
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its not that bad

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Jellomix at 7:39PM, Oct. 17, 2008
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I was brought up eating a lot of spicy food… but as I grew up, I stopped.
It's not that I can't stand spicy food, I don't really like it much anyway. Then again, I've only used chili sauce.

Sig? Yeah, I'll get to it. >_<
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