Konnichiwa again, fellow spice lovers. It’s been a little while since I’ve done a thursday post and a lot longer since I’ve greeted you in japanese but, at least for the second of those, that’s because it’s been a fair while since I’ve felt the need to.
I’m a massive nerd and, as I’m sure you’ve seen from my youtube channel, many of my friends come from the local anime community. I watch a tonne of the stuff myself, alongside my (board, card and video) gaming, but it’s rare that it ever crosses over into my main hobby. My sauce tasting.
Shokugeki no Souma (AKA Food Wars) was an exception. A glorious blend of absurdity and inspirational cooking that was so visually impressive and well described that I simply had to try my own hand at it in recipes. And I had to share my love of it with you.
Nothing since has quite captured the same thrill of culinary experimentation or tackled that crazy combination of Shōnen and cooking show genres.
Nothing has showcased the same burning passion of teenage chefs under pressure but the winter of 2017 and 2018 has given us plenty of food related anime all the same. One of which in particular I got very passionate about.
So, now that it’s finally stopped snowing and it’s starting to feel like summer, I’d like to look back at the winter anime season and discuss which foodie shows will and won’t be inspiring my cooking in coming months.
Hello again folks. I wasn’t going to post anything today but, mere moments before typing this, three sauces arrived at my door:
Freebies from the East Coast Chilli Company – One of their choice and two of mine. I must say, I’m excited.
I’ve had my eye on these guys since their appearance in the Lick My Dip box – Before it even changed to Flaming Licks – but I’ve been swamped by freebies and festival finds for a while now. I’ve not had chance to give them the attention they deserve.
Thanks to their generosity, however, I’m now left with no choice but to squeeze them in. You’ll be hearing about these sauces shortly.
Hey folks, it’s that time of year again. Christmas is fast approaching and, if you’re anything like me, you’re panicking over what to get your friends and family. So, this thursday, we’re going to go over everything I’ve had in the last year, seeing what would and wouldn’t make great gifts.
It’s time for my yearly recap.
But, this year, we’re not going to go by month. We’re going to go by theme.
So feel free to skip ahead to the bold heading that interests you or your gifts’ recipients most.
Happy thursday, folks, today I’ve got another inedible review for you.
Just last week, I received a free goodie box from Flaming Licks, the hot sauce subscription service previously known as Lick My Dip*. I opened it on film and you can see my first reactions to all the items inside here.
But this post is a slightly more in depth look at the product that Flaming Licks provides. The box itself.
So here’s something I’m sure you’ve all seen by now:
Chilli Bob’s Farm’s and Tom Smith’s Plants’ dragon’s breath chilli. A tree-like plant that produces some small but supposedly extremely hot peppers with an average scoville rating of almost two and a half million.
Compared to the average heat of the current record holder, the carolina reaper (between 1.4 and 1.57 million, depending on when you take the record from), this is a massive step up. It even beats out the reaper’s 2.2 million peak.
Such a stunning heat difference that it has been all over the news and in social media feeds across the globe.