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Favorite type of heat?


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Favorite type of heat?

ipsedixit | Apr 10, 2011 01:24 PM

Talking heat, as in spicy heat.

I could be wrong, but I think there are 3 very broad categories of heat when it comes to food.

1. Chile (or chili) pepper heat, where you get a hot burning sensation.

2. Sichuan peppercorn heat, where the sensation is a numbing feeling.

3. Horseradish or wasabi heat, where the the magic is felt along the nasal passages and can be best described as "throat clearing"

I personally like all three, but if I had to choose, it might be the peppercorn heat that I'd most miss if it was taken away from me.


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