Not all chillies are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon's Breath chilli — a new breed that may soon find itself atop the "world's hottest" throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange, fingernail-sized fruit is the unintentional product of a trial of a new performance-boosting plant food developed by Nottingham Trent University.

Smith says the ferocious fruit is the spiciest on the planet, just over 1.5 times as spicy as a Carolina reaper — the current record holder. That's pretty fiery, but despite what much of the media coverage of this new chilli has claimed, the Dragon's Breath is not lethally hot.


Google's smart benchtop speaker is coming to Australia mid-year, challenging Amazon's Alexa for pride of place in Aussie kitchens. Here's everything you need to know, including how to works and how much we can expect to pay for the device in Australia.


I hate to sound melodramatic, but lettuce and I are enemies. It's not that I don't like eating salad — I do — it's that I never eat salad fast enough before my lettuce gets "weird", as in "not technically inedible but kind of limp and not-so-fresh looking". This makes me feel like a failure, and I hate failure. Luckily, Jenn Louis has a recipe specifically designed for not-quite-salad-worthy lettuce, and it's called "lettuce jam".


Add an egg to anything and your life instantly gets better. You can eat it on its own after it's cooked however which way, you can add it to pasta to make a carbonara, you could make dessert with it and heck, even make drinks with it. It’s the perfect food. Here are 12 things you can do with an egg, filmed in such a beautiful away that you'll start craving the whole dozen.


Purchasing property is a financially complex endeavor that can cause the naive and unsavvy to waste thousands of dollars unnecessarily. Here are 15 simple steps that will help to point first-time home buyers in the right direction. (Naturally, the first step is to save like crazy.)


My "look" — if I even possess such a thing — is best described as equal parts "teenage dirtbag" and "someone who is allergic to pants". My wardrobe is comprised of jeans, jeans that have been cut into shorts, T-shirts, flimsy dresses, and not much else. But a new garment has edged its way into my wardrobe — and heart — and it has changed my life for the better.


When I first started cooking for myself and others, I considered a steak dinner to be the epitome of sophisticated adult-ness, especially when served with an aggressively tannic bottle of red wine. I wasn't bad at making the meal, but one element always eluded me: The freaking pan sauce.


McDonald's has just released a new mobile ordering app dubbed MyMacca’s. Available nationally for iPhone and Android, the free app allows customers to pre-order and pay for their meal at the press of a button. Here's how it works.


The recipe for KFC chicken used to be a closely guarded secret. However, a former KFC employee recently leaked the "11 secret herbs and spices" to the world - and after extensive testing, the recipe checks out.

This video shows you how to make bona fide KFC chicken at home. (The good news is, you probably have most of the ingredients in your cupboard already.)


It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you of a "smart salt shaker" called "The Smalt". Oddly, the shaking aspect of this shaker is still decidedly unplugged — you still have do all the shaking; Smalt just "tracks" it for you. (And lights up. And plays music.) It is, essentially, the Juicero of seasoning.


As a tween, I was convinced that I was very busy, and thus in need of constant caffeination. I've never been that into coffee, but I loved Thai iced tea. I don't drink a ton of it any more, but I still have a fondness for the sweet, aromatic tea, and have found it makes an amazing French toast.