The whole idea for The Chilli Pad came about one afternoon when I realised just how obsessed I was with spicy food and from doing my research in preparation for this blog, I learned I wasn’t alone.
In England there are a growing number of spicy food restaurants, chilli shops and producers. The number of annual chilli festivals has increased dramatically.
This blog features recipes, reviews, events and more. I’m also looking for feedback on the blog so I can make it more interesting for you.
I aim to post at least once a week (usually Saturday morning).
Hi, I’m Megan. I’m a magazine journalist and live in Berkshire with my partner. If you haven’t guessed it I LOVE spicy food.
How long have I loved spicy food?
Despite being British, a plain roast has never really appealed to me on its own and I’ve always needed some sort of sauce to accompany my meals. Sometime in the 90’s, whilst at a car boot sale, I got really peckish so my dad brought me a burger. I decided to try this red bottle at the end of the counter and from that day forward I’ve always had a bottle of hot sauce in my cupboards.
Worst spicy food moment?
Whilst on holiday in Tunisia, I challenged our tour guide to a ‘chilli-off’. We both tried their traditional chilli paste to see how much we could eat. In the end we drew, however, I then went out into the 42C heat and ended up spending the rest of the trip collapsed in the shade with a bottle of water.
Whilst at university I was very strapped for cash and had to rely on ready meals and tins. The cardboard taste made me dread meal time but luckily I had a constant supply of Tabasco sauce to smother it in which kept me going. After a little while I gradually got more and more into cooking and although Tabasco sauce is always kept close to hand, I’ve never looked back on processed food.
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The Spicy Scale