Bring On The Heat!

Lots of places have been experiencing record heat this summer.  New York, Maryland, Virginia have endured 100-plus temperatures.  Russia has had the hottest July on record.  Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan have recorded all-time high temperatures.  When it gets hot, eating and cooking is not the first thing that comes to mind.  Interestingly enough, people in some of the hottest places eat hot foods as the temperatures climb.  As the saying goes, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!

Hot and Spicy Food Day is on August 19th.  What exactly would you eat on this day?  Well, how about some delicious spicy curry or Jamaican jerk.  Try fresh mango, watermelon or cool cucumbers sprinkled with pico de gallo seasoning.    Koreans have cold noodle dishes that are spicy, light and delicious.  Nuoc Cham and Bun Chay are fantastic spicy Vietnamese cool noodle salads.  Hot salsa is always a crowd pleaser.  Thai food have yummy light, spicy dishes with good heat like spicy eggplant or drunken noodle.

Chocolate also has a fair share of spicy goodness to offer.  Add a little heat to the sweet and you’ve got yourself a treat!  Here are some great offerings from Drexelius Chocolates that will make your taste buds dance:

  • BruCo Ancho – ignite your taste buds
  • Casa don Puglisi Chili – unique handmade chocolate
  • Chuao Firecracker – sizzle, sizzle, pop!
  • Taza Guajillo – handcrafted, all natural chocolate

Enjoy these wonderful microbatch chocolate bars today and bring on some sweet heat.

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