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Spice Hunting: Berbere, Ethiopian Chili Powder

Like niter kibbeh, berbere is used in a bunch of Ethiopian dishes, either as a primary spice or an added layer of flavor. You can think of it like Ethiopian chili powder: a chile-based blend at once earthy, sweet, and hauntingly aromatic, with notes of fragrant cardamom, fenugreek, and clove. It'd be a mistake to say that berbere is a one-stop Ethiopian cooking lesson, but it's a damn good start. One whiff and your sense memories will definitely say, "Ethiopian restaurant." More

Turkey Chili Soup with Hominy

The punch of this turkey chili soup recipe relies on two kinds of chile powder—ancho and chipotle—and is thickened with flour rather than simmered for ages to reduce. But the most unique element is the hominy, which make this almost like a cross between chili and pozole. More

Serious Heat: Combining Chile and Chocolate

If you haven't ever heightened your chocolate with a tiny blast of chile powder, then let me convince you why you should. You don't want to overdo the chile flavor—just use a touch of spiciness to bring out the rich chocolaty flavor. The sweetness of the chocolate floods the mouth at the start with just a splash of heat coming right at the end, like in this Spicy S'mores recipe, where a blast of cayenne transforms the chocolaty summer camp treat into a gooey, spicy bit of heaven. More

Spicy S'mores

If you haven't ever heightened your chocolate with a tiny blast of chile powder, then let me convince you why you should. You don't want to overdo the chile flavor—just use a touch of spiciness to bring out the rich chocolaty flavor. The sweetness of the chocolate floods the mouth at the start with just a splash of heat coming right at the end, like in this Spicy S'mores recipe, where a blast of cayenne transforms the chocolaty camp treat into a gooey, spicy bit of heaven. More

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