Spicy food is, for some, a means of release. A bracingly spicy curry or chilli-laced salsa offers a rush that is unparalleled by other taste sensations. Spicy doesn’t have to mean ‘hot’ though - a recipe could include a dazzling array of spices but not give off that burning heat associated with chilli.
This collection covers the full gamut of food for spice-lovers, from a mild yet richly-spiced monkfish curry recipe, to a more fragrant hyderabadi pumpkin biryani. For a taste of the Middle East, Anna Hansen’s roast lamb shoulder recipe masterfully employs spice mix bahārāt, comprised of a host of delicately balanced spices.
European food also offers some spicy delights - try Agnar Sverrisson’s spicy gazpacho recipe for a bit of Spanish heat. Alternatively, tuck into Adam Gray’s chicken breast recipe, which uses the ferocious Italian sausage ‘nduja to spice up a simple dinner.