Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Dangerous chili fumes: so far, not a problem at Jitlada

Thanks to BoingBoing for a link to a story out of England....apparently those pale, timed Englishmen were taken aback by the smell of nam prik being prepared by a London Thai restaurant and called out the bobbies, who thought it was some sort of bioterrorism...the recipe for the spicy dip calls for burning the peppers, which releases a sort of homemade tear gas. Actually this happened to me when I was trying to roast an incredibly hot habanero I grew on my patio, and I contaminated the entire kitchen. I like how the article helpfully includes the recipe, in case you want to prepare your own bioterror chile bomb.

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