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Cooking glossary

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Spicy

Food that has had ingredients added, such as chillies or peppercorns, to increase its fiery flavour eg add chilli powder to taste. Spicy food can range in taste from mild to very hot depending on the type of chillies or peppercorns used, eg Anaheim chillies have a mild to medium hot flavour and Bird's eye chillies have a very fiery flavour.