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What Are the World's Chilehead Pilgrimage Sites?

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What Are the World's Chilehead Pilgrimage Sites?

Perilagu Khan | Feb 16, 2012 12:22 PM

I'm fantasizing that my portfolio has shot through the roof and that I sell off a chunk of it to finance a tour of the globe's hot pepper hot spots. But where do I go?

I know of certain places:

New Mexico
Yucatan
Hungary
French Pyranees
Guntur, India
Sichuan Province, China

But where else?

Is there a particular province or city in Thailand that is particularly famous for its peppers and its spicy cuisine?

What about Africa? I know that peppers are well loved on that continent, but I don't know where Africa's epicenter of heat is.

The same goes for South America. I suspect Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia offer that continent's biggest capsicum bang, but I'm not sure.

And what about Korea? Is North Korea a more torrid zone than South? Do the coastal folk take more to the heat than those on the interior?

I'm eyeing the ticker as we speak...

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