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Here’s a recent news blast from Eater.com:
“New Zealand pizza chain Hell Pizza is living up to its name by introducing Pizza Roulette. What is Pizza Roulette? It seems the pizzeria will put two drops of the super-ultra spicy ghost pepper sauce onto only one slice of your pizza, but they won’t tell you which.”
In fact, the food world seems to be going toward Camp One and getting spicier. Following are spots where you don’t necessarily have to bring your own ghost peppers to make sure the food is hot enough for you.
Kin Shop - New York City
But Dieterle wanted the dish to stay authentic and tongue-numbingly hot. So the dish remained crazy hot and now there are four stars next to it on the menu as a heat level warning. There are also four stars attached to the Jungle Curry with braised skate and calamari.
And here’s Jitlada describing another, equally incendiary curry: “Laam talum pook is a chile-infused ‘wild’ curry (one without heat-softening coconut milk) of catfish and small green Thai eggplants, full of garlic, lemongrass, Kaffir lime peel, and black peppercorns still on sprigs...It ignites the mouth and burns long - even the raw carrots, cucumber slices, and cabbage on ice served alongside as a counterbalance don’t help much - but it leaves a wonderful, complex memory of flavors in the ashes.”
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