Wednesday, 11 October, 2006

Mind Blowing Chiles

Posted in Culinaria at 12:59 pm by glpease

“When the results of the heat tests came back I was gobsmacked.” No pun intended, I’m sure. These words were spoken by Mrs. Joy Michaud of Dorset, England, as quoted from an article in the Times OnlIne. She and her husband Michael run a business called “Peppers by Post,” and have spent four years developing a chile called the Dorset Naga, apparently a cultivar of the Capsicum chinense, and at over 900,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), now the record holder for the world’s hottest chile, besting the previous record of a skimpy 577k SHU, previously held by the Red Savina, a variety of the Habañero. Read the rest of this entry »