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Give Sauces, Stews, and Braises Some Holiday Cheer With Baking Spices

Give Sauces, Stews, and Braises Some Holiday Cheer With Baking Spices

Every October, my stepdad’s large Italian family gets together and makes what can only be described as “so much goddamn ravioli.” I have only attended the ravioli-making party once, but it was an impressive display of pasta efficiency. Everyone leaves with a generous portion of ravioli — which they freeze…

How Does The Scoville Scale Measure The Exact Hotness Of Chillies?

How Does The Scoville Scale Measure The Exact Hotness Of Chillies?

The hottest chilli ever measured rates a whopping 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units, but what exactly does that mean? Where does the Scoville Scale come from? What exactly does it measure? And how do we end up with such a precise number to describe the heat sensation a pepper can produce?