This Class Is Entirely Dedicated to the History of Mexican Chiles
“We realized that most customers had no idea of the names and varieties of chiles, so we decided to share our knowledge."
Can Too Much Spicy Food Ruin Your Taste Buds? I Asked a Chile Expert
As a hot sauce obsessive, I had to know.
How a Former Porn Star Found a New Life in Hot Sauce
Danny Wylde's post-adult film career is no less spicy.
Indonesian Conspiracy Theorists Think China Is Using Chilies as Biological Weapons
Indonesian media reports have accused China of using imported chili pepper seeds laced with bacteria as a “biological weapon” against the island nation.
The Singer of The Offspring Makes Hot Sauce, and It's Actually Pretty Fly for a White Guy
Gringo Bandito is about to celebrate the sale of its one millionth bottle. We spoke with Holland to find out how the hell he got in the hot sauce business and why you should give his sombrero-emblazoned hot sauce an honest shot.
Eating Aguachile Will Cool You Off and Make You Cry At the Same Time
Call it Mexico’s answer to Peru’s leche de tigre, or just the perfect breakfast when you are hungover on a summer day. It’s like a sashimi from hell, insanely addictive and refreshing at the same time.
LA Is Now Home to the World’s First Marijuana Michelada
Known as the Dabchelada and made with 200 milligrams of shatter per serving, it may have just revolutionized the world of crossfading as we all know it. Oh, what a time to be alive.
Chili Peppers Could Be the Secret to Killing Cancer
Researchers in India have figured out the reason why capsaicin, the compound that puts the "heat" in spicy food, causes some cancer cells to self-destruct.
$7.50 for a Day’s Work (Extra Scene from 'The Fruits of Cheap Labor')
In this extra scene, a 52-year-old farm worker receives her daily wage for picking strawberries in northern Mexico. Her salary is $7.50 — plus a marshmallow.
Leaving Their Kids Locked Up (Excerpt from ‘The Fruits of Cheap Labor’)
In this excerpt, VICE News visits a slum serving as an illegal hotel, where day laborers leave their children unattended as they head out to find work in the farmlands of Sinaloa.
The Fruits of Mexico's Cheap Labor
VICE News heads to northern Mexico to investigate the working conditions on farms, where day laborers and their children handpick crops in 100-degree heat, earning as much in a day as their US counterparts make in an hour.
The Best Drunken Snack of Your Life Is Served in a Black Plastic Bag
Buzzed, I fondled the contents of the mysterious bag. There was definitely a hard boiled egg in there, and a paper-wrapped package of something, and a tiny spoon. Faustine and the rest of the group called the secretive snack nasi jinggo and told me...
Natalie B. Compton