As someone who considers hot sauce a kitchen staple, I've been especially looking forward to the April issue of
by Brendan Borrell about an American ecologist who studies chilies in Bolivia to deduce nature's method behind the spicy madness. It's a lively read that you'll enjoy whether you like it hot or not. (And no, I'm not just saying that because I work at the magazine.) Take a look! And if it makes you hungry, check out
from Sarah of
, as well as my co-blogger
about whether beans and chilies belong together
For a demonstration of someone reacting to the kick of very hot hot sauce, here's a
from my days as a features reporter at a small paper (which sometimes meant illustrating my own stories—this one went with a
about a local hot sauce store). Embarrassing for me; hopefully amusing for you!