Hall Of Flame: The World’s Spiciest Condiments.
Harissa, North Africa – This spicy paste takes no prisoners, which can be expected considering its main ingredient is hot chili peppers, often smoked. Further flavour complexity is added through herbs and spices like saffron, caraway, coriander, cumin, garlic and mint, for a paste that can pep up anything from hummus to mayo, soups, pizza sauces, sandwich spreads and meat marinades. Basically, just slather this stuff on anything that doesn’t hurt enough already. [Photo: Michael Verhoef/Flickr]