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Mr. Chilehead: Adventures in the Taste of Pain

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This heated confession of one man who embraced the chile lifestyle details his obsessive quest for pepper pain. A look into the capsicum subculture and its strange denizens, this book discusses hot sauce phenomena—the endorphin rush that kicks in when the sauce is consumed, the mad desire to produce hotter and hotter sauces, and the trend toward raunchy and politically incorrect hot sauce labels. Explored are the reasons millions of people seek out the pain caused by hot sauce and why the pleasure following that pain has made the pursuit of hot sauce and chile culture so wildly popular. The incredible antics of both manufacturers and fans are examined, and the role of the Internet as a vital meeting place for the hot sauce community is highlighted. Appendixes include a Scoville Heat Scale, a list of the worlds hottest sauces and where to find them, mouth-searing recipes, and a users guide to the most exotic hot sauce products.

About the Author

James D. Campbell is a hot sauce aficionado and a curator and the author of more than 50 books and catalogs, including Depth Markers, Mnemosyne or the Art of Memory: Gerhard Merz, and Ron Martin: Geometric Painting, 1981-1995. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781550225594
Subtitle:
Adventures in the Taste of Pain
Publisher:
ECW Press
Author:
Campbell, James D.
Location:
2120 Queen Street East
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Cooking
Subject:
Hot peppers
Subject:
Cuisine
Subject:
Hot pepper sauces
Subject:
Methods - Hot & Spicy
Subject:
Sauces aux piments forts
Subject:
Piments forts
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
No Series Information required
Series Volume:
173
Publication Date:
20030501
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.75 in

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Cooking and Food » By Ingredient » Hot and Spicy
Cooking and Food » Food Writing » General

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