Are you ready for a love affair....with spicy food?

Welcome to the enticing world of herbs and spices! If you are fanatical about spicy food then this is perfect for you. We are dedicated to enjoying, celebrating and exploring spicy food from around the world.

We will show you how to add more flavour to your cooking and liven up your meals, with just a few simple changes. And you will discover how herbs, spices and chillies bring out the best in foods and turn an ordinary recipe into a culinary delight.

But this is not just about hot, fiery foods, although they do have their cherished place here! We will also look at foods that tantalise the tastebuds, without the burn - from aromatic spiced teas to sweet apple pie. Food that all your family can enjoy, whatever their tolerance level!!

How we can help:

  • If you're completely new to this, then why not begin with our Getting Started section to familiarise yourself?
  • Want to find out more about a particular spice or which herbs work well with chicken?
  • We'll explore the spicy cuisines of the world, where sometimes the same spices and herbs can be used to produce entirely different results e.g. Indian and Mexican cuisines which both use cumin, coriander and chillies.
  • Find recipes for your favourite spicy dish or spice mix ...
  • ...and discover some of the best substitutes for when, like us, you run out or just want to be experimental and daring.
  • Throwing a fancy dinner party? Then our menu planning can help you with that spicy feast.
  • When you just don't feel like preparing anything, then our condiments section has helpful suggestions too, to add some zing to your ready meal.

There is a huge variety of herbs and spices from which to choose and with the help of good supermarkets and suppliers, we are almost spoilt for choice. But never fear, will take you all the way through, from which one to use, how to store it and then to the right cooking techniques. A step-by-step guide to the world of spicy food.

But don't worry, this is not a campaign to convert you to eating nothing but spicy foods (although global domination could be fun :-) ). We just want to open your eyes to the possibilities and benefits, not to mention the sheer joy of it! Come with us and experience this exhilarating, delicious and oh-so-divine world.

Hot and Spicy Food - a beginner's guide to the basics
Get started on your journey into the world of hot and spicy food and discover what all the hype is about!

All about chillies, hot peppers and much, much more!
Take a walk on the chilli side - let chillies add some zing to your life and feel that more ways than one.

All types of cooking spices to delight and dazzle, step into our Spice World
Follow your nose and tastebuds as we explore the vast and diverse range of cooking spices the world has to offer!

Don't forget cooking herbs!!! Spicy food just isn't the same without them
Cooking herbs add another dimension to your spicy food - the 'other' star and main ingredient of spicy cooking

Start your spicy cooking adventure with us now!
Spicy cooking techniques, preparations, menus and so much more for any enthusiast - new or experienced - to make your very own exotic feasts.

Spice mixes - enjoy all the pleasure of a single spice, but multiplied
Whether simple or complex, spice mixes are combinations of your favourite herbs and spices, to take your cooking to another level.

Spicy food recipes from around the world, for all levels of spiciness and cooking skills.
Follow these spicy food recipes - put into practice what you've learnt about spicy food and cooking to create mouthwatering and delicious dishes!!

Things we couldn't do without plus all our family spicy food memories!
A glimpse into our world - what and how we cook and eat our spicy food