Around the World in Spice: A Heatseeker's Journey

Nov 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

The first week of October marked a special milestone for spicy food fans (or “chileheads,” as they call themselves). Number One-ranking spicy food fan site in the country, Eat More Heat, opened a bricks-and-mortar store location in Houston, Texas, and chileheads came from around the country to celebrate and sample.

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World's First Spice Concierge at Thailand's Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Jul 25, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

You probably didn’t know you needed a spice expert while vacationing in Thailand, but with so many different Thai flavors to experience, Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi has made them more accessible to travelers with the world’s first Spice Concierge. Through refreshing cocktails, exclusive spa treatments from the internationally renowned ESPA and resort-wide programs, the Thai spice expert will give guests a chance to taste unique flavors and explore the health benefits of the featured monthly spice.... Read More

Recipe for Gorgonzola Stuffed Cheeseburgers

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This seasoned recipe for Gorgonzola Stuffed Cheeseburgers is sure to please all you meat and cheese lovers. Don't forget to top it with all your favorite condiments and veggies. The recipe was sent to us from Baltimore's Sullivan’s Steakhouse Executive Chef, Ben Erjavec. With 19 locations all over America, Sullivan's prides themselves on serving excellent steaks and seafood, as well as hand-shaken martinis, all in an ambiance filled with live music.... Read More

Vegan-Deterrent Meatball Recipe From LAVO New York

Sep 26, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

LAVO, a pricy New York City restaurant and nightclub is revealing their signature 1lb meatball recipe. Described as tender and well-seasoned, the massive mound of meat is topped with creamy ricotta. Not only delicious, this meal is also useful when warding off your daughter’s newly tattooed, vegan boyfriend. Lavo New York’s Executive Chef, John Deloach offers his secrets to epicureans everywhere.... Read More

Spicy Recipe For Braised Oxtails With Chorizo

Sep 11, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

With Fall upon us, many are anticipating some cooler weather, which makes this recipe for Braised Oxtails with Chorizo a great dinner choice. Coming to us from Executive Chef Craig Richards, of Ecco Restaurant in Atlanta, this zesty recipe is sure to warm your heart with spicy chorizo and warm chicken broth.... Read More

The Surprisingly Spicy Origin of Paprika

May 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson  |  1 Comment

I was recently asked to review five different smoked and non-smoked paprikas made in Washington State. I beg your pardon? There’s more than one paprika? Smoked and non-smoked? Shouldn’t that have been “made in Hungary," instead of Washington?... Read More

The Journey for the Most Expensive Spice in the World

Apr 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson  |  3 Comments

Top Ten lists shed light on fascinating corners of pop culture. I recently came across a list of the world’s most expensive foods, thanks to the folks at Kitchen Geekery.

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4 Paprikas, 4 Killer Recipes Featuring Paprika

Mar 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

Quickly becoming a favorite pastime among my posse of friends in Washington DC is developing an eating experience centered around one food item. Last time, it was a “pickle tasting party,” this time, a “paprika party.” If you haven’t had ingredient-centric kitchen adventures yet, it is well worth the little effort it takes to put on a proverbial creative chef hat.... Read More

What is Saffron?

Jun 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

This is one sexy spice. It soothed Alexander the Great after battle, launched wars between nations, and one single thread was once said to calm melancholy and ignite passion.... Read More

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