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Bringing the Heat for Summer

Published August 15, 2022

Spicy, tangy, zippy foods to complement steamy months

It may seem irrational, nonsensical, even downright stupid. But, there’s nothing quite like enjoying hot food during the summertime.

No, I’m not talking about a heavy, hearty stew or dense pie that should solely be prepared in the depths of winter (you can turn your ovens off). I’m talking about food that packs a punch: spicy, tangy noodles in Southeast Asia, hibiscus drinks in West Africa infused with spicy grated ginger, piping hot barbecue to celebrate national independence under the sweltering July sun.