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‘My face is leaking’: taste testing the spicy ramen deemed too dangerous for Denmark | Australian food and drink

‘My face is leaking’: taste testing the spicy ramen deemed too dangerous for Denmark | Australian food and drink

[ad_1] There are flames spreading up my nose, across my forehead and down my throat. My tastebuds have been vanquished, my mouth is a chamber of fire. I have signed a waiver once before for a taste test. Where is my waiver today? This is level three of Buldak’s range of spicy ramyeon, also known as “fire noodles”. It’s one of three varieties of instant noodles manufactured by South Korea’s Samyang Foods, and recalled this week by Danish authorities for being too spicy. According to Denmark’s national food agency, the high levels of capsaicin in the noodles carry a risk of acute poisoning for consumers – particularly children. But are these noodles toxic – or are they just too spicy for Danish tastes? Three Guardian Australia colleagues and I put the noodles to the test, sampling the “hot” chicken flavour (the mildest of the banned noodles) through to the “3 x spicy”, as denoted in bold letters (font: extra-large) on the packet (colour: fire-engine red) and the Buldak mascot (an angry-crying chicken with flames in …

Starmer may be bland – but that passes the taste test in a country sick of spicy politics | Rafael Behr

Starmer may be bland – but that passes the taste test in a country sick of spicy politics | Rafael Behr

[ad_1] Amid the cacophony of post-election analysis over the weekend, one item struck me as especially bleak for Rishi Sunak. It wasn’t the byelection defeat or the seismic swing away from the Tories. It wasn’t even in a news programme. It was an advert. “Britain hasn’t been so great of late,” says a pastiche scientist. “Economical, societal and sporting performance has dropped.” The reason: not enough Weetabix. Why is this so bad for Sunak? Breakfast habits do not dictate national wellbeing. But consumer brands strive for political neutrality for fear of alienating customers. Weetabix wouldn’t run a marketing campaign claiming Britain feels down in the dumps if that were a provocative assertion. But it is uncontroversial. And if it barely even counts as a political statement to say the country feels rubbish, the government presiding over the slump is in serious trouble. The Weetabix index is supported by opinion polls. In a recent survey by More in Common, a civil society organisation, voters were asked to describe the UK in a word. The top choices …

Spicy Takes from the World of Religion News

Spicy Takes from the World of Religion News

[ad_1] A dozen religion journalists walk into a karaoke bar… On this episode, Katelyn and Roxy bring you all the hot takes from the world of Religion News Association. And believe you me, there are some real spicy stories to tell. We’ve got Julie Roys, from the Roys Report, talking investigative reporting on scandalous religion. Kate Shellnutt, of Christianity Today, with a daring provocation. And Sarah Riccardi-Swartz, professor of religion at Northeastern University, delivering the receipts on Eastern Orthodoxy in the manosphere. [ad_2]

How To Introduce Your Child To Spicy Food Without Them Noticing

How To Introduce Your Child To Spicy Food Without Them Noticing

[ad_1] This is a personal one for me and I know there are loads of parents out their who can relate. In some cultures like mine, we have really spicy food on a day to day basis. For example, as a Pakistani mum I don’t think I ever cook food that doesn’t have a level of spice in it. Of course it’s a big thing in south Asian communities, but spice in food also prevalent in the Latin community, east Asian cuisine, the Caribbean and loads of African countries. As a first time parent it’s hard to know when to start adding spice to your child’s meals, you don’t want to put them off food and you’re also aware that they have brand new sensitive tummies. But you also want them to eat the same food your eat, so what is the actual guideline on spicy food for babies? When can babies eat spice? According to children’s dietician, Lucy Upton, it’s actually a myth that babies shouldn’t eat spice! She explains that children’s food doesn’t …

Conan O’Brien reveals which president he’d like to interview while eating spicy wings on “Hot Ones”

Conan O’Brien reveals which president he’d like to interview while eating spicy wings on “Hot Ones”

[ad_1] The season 23 finale of “Hot Ones” featured not one, but two talk show hosts indulging in a platter of spicy hot chicken wings. Conan O’Brien — whose eponymous travel series, “Conan O’Brien Must Go,” will be released next week — sat down with Sean Evans to reveal the worst thing that a talk show guest can say during an interview along with which US president he’d like to interview on his podcast.  The retired late-night talk show host admittedly didn’t grow up eating much spicy food, but he still handled the heat like a champ. At one point, O’Brien drank some of the sauces straight out of the bottle and even brought out his “very inexpensive” personal doctor Dr. Arroyo to check his body temperature. O’Brien is best known for having hosted late-night talk shows for almost 28 years, beginning with “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” (1993–2009), followed by “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” (2009–2010) on NBC and “Conan” (2010–2021) on TBS. O’Brien previously worked as a writer for “Saturday Night Live” …

Two spicy curries: Keralan and Bengali recipes by Maunika Gowardhan | Food

Two spicy curries: Keralan and Bengali recipes by Maunika Gowardhan | Food

[ad_1] Today’s recipes are classics from two different regions of India. You’d typically find the kozhi kari at weddings and celebrations in Kerala, and the recipe here is a riff on my friend Ravi’s grandmother’s, who made the best version I have ever had. The kumro chenchki, meanwhile, is essentially a simply spiced stir-fry, that’s usually served with dal, ghee and flatbread for the ultimate comfort food. Bengali kumro chenchki (stir-fried pumpkin with dried chillies, panch phoran, ginger and cumin; pictured top) Bengalis are known for their wide variety of veggie stir-fries, and this one is a celebration of all the key spices in their cuisine. Panch phoran is a spice blend that includes cumin, mustard, nigella, fennel and fenugreek seeds, and is readily available in Asian food shops and online. Prep 15 minCook 25 minServes 4-6 3 tbsp vegetable oil1 heaped tsp panch phoran2 dried mild red chillies, deseeded4cm piece ginger, peeled and crushed to a paste680g squash or pumpkin, cut into bite-sized chunks1 tsp turmeric powder¼ tsp kashmiri chilli powder1 heaped tsp coriander …

How very spicy noodles saved the Korean ramen pioneer

How very spicy noodles saved the Korean ramen pioneer

[ad_1] SEOUL —  In February 2014, a British YouTuber known as the “Korean Englishman” uploaded a video that would change the fate of an instant noodle company halfway across the world. The video features his friends and family eating a cup of Korean instant noodles against the backdrop of familiar London sights. The noodles, shipped to him by his subscribers, are intensely spicy. The idea is to see if his guests can take the heat. Among them is the Englishman’s father, whose “really nice” soon turns to “ooh, that’s getting hotter.” Milk is gulped, then shot out the nose. Tongues are wiped. Noodles are flung. The dad takes off his sweater. The video accumulated 11 million views, but today it is a forgotten online artifact, one of the era’s countless internet challenges. Spicy Buldak “fire chicken” ramen was a lifeline for Samyang Foods, founded in 1961. (Jean Chung / For The Times) But for Samyang Foods, the family-owned manufacturer of Buldak “fire chicken” ramen and one of South Korea’s most storied noodle brands, the video proved …

Deep-fried cauliflower with Korean spicy ketchup recipe

Deep-fried cauliflower with Korean spicy ketchup recipe

[ad_1] This battered and deep-fried approach, teamed with the punchy sauce, works just as well with pieces of chicken or fish (such as monkfish) as it does with cauliflower or broccoli.  Gochujang – a Korean chilli-pepper paste made with fermented soya beans and glutinous rice – is available in many supermarkets. It’s pretty intense on its own so it needs diluting, or to be added to another sauce, but it’s an ingredient that’s well worth having to hand in your kitchen. Timings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Serves  4 Ingredients 1 medium cauliflower, trimmed 100g gluten-free self-raising flour, or as needed vegetable or corn oil, for deep-frying 1 tsp white sesame seeds 1 tsp black sesame seeds (optional) a few sprigs of coriander For the sauce 120g gochujang 100g tomato ketchup 30ml soy sauce Method Cut the cauliflower into florets and halve them if large. Cook in boiling salted water for 5-6 minutes, then drain and leave to cool. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Mix together the gochujang, tomato ketchup and soy sauce, …

10 Spicy Date Night Ideas Cosmo Fails To Mention

10 Spicy Date Night Ideas Cosmo Fails To Mention

[ad_1] Are you over the cool new restaurant downtown and the club around the corner? Bored with wine bars or concerts? I’m sure you did enough of that juvenile stuff before kids. Get a sitter and pick one of the following more mature, yet still wild and crazy options. You have me to thank if your husband falls in love with you all over again. Here are the top 10 date night ideas that Cosmo fails to mention: 1. Target While perusing the patio furniture on double markdown, you can leisurely make out on the chaise lounges. Pity the couples there with cartloads of children. Then get yourselves some candy at the cash register. You deserve it. Photo: Sam Lion/Pexels 2. Grocery shopping How often do you get to take your time looking through the produce? Stroke the sweet potatoes while looking seductively at your man. Make sure to moan sexily when the spray from the vegetable mister hits your face. He will be unable to prevent himself from grabbing at you in the pet products aisle. Make out …