What makes the Hatch chile so special? That it's only available in August and September? Maybe that adds to the appeal. But I think it's because they're the perfect chile-loving balance of flavor and heat. I just picked up a batch at the grocery store, and came up with these 15 ways to enjoy the precious chiles.
'chili peppers' on Serious Eats
"The Day My Arse Died," the title of Rauðúlfr Trollskogen's post about tasting Satan's Ashes, is sort of all you need to know about what it's like to eat a blend of some of the world's hottest chili peppers—the Dorset Naga, the Naga Morich, and the Bhut Jolokia, known as the world's hottest chili pepper.