This week on Cooking Issues Dave answered an email question regarding arguably the most delectable (and until the discovery of the ghost pepper, the hottest) of all peppers: the habanero. The listener was intent on neutralizing the heat of a habanero without killing the delightful floral aroma or taste, and wanted to do so without the use of a roto-vap. Topics covered this week also included the science of cooling and distilling a cocktail, the benefits of buying restaurant equipment from former drug fronts, and the legal issues involved in cooking and eating game. Plus Dave attempted help a listener cook fluffier farro. This episode was sponsored by Fairway: like no other market.
Photo 1: Habanero Chillies, Photo 2: Beaver, Photo 3: Yak, Photo 4: Farro