Did You Know? In 1912, a pharmacist named Wilbur Scoville devised a method of measuring the intensity of a pepper’s burn. Known as the Scoville scale, it has become the pre-eminent barometer of flaming fare.
Dish 1: Voodoo Juice Where:Angel's BBQ, 21 W Oglethorpe Ln, Savannah, GA 31401
Did You Know? Chile peppers are “hot” because of a substance called capsaicin that triggers the same pain receptors in the brain as actual heat.
Dish 2: Triple Habanero Pie Where:Flying Pie, 6508 Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83704
Did You Know? Some biologists believe that peppers originally developed capsaicin to defend themselves from hungry animals.
Did You Know? In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered the new world… and Chile peppers! Columbus named the spicy plants “peppers” when he mistook them for relatives of the black pepper of India and just 50 years after his discovery this indigenous south American plant had spread worldwide.
Dish 5: Pasta From Hell Where: East Coast Grill, 1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139