We’ve all suffered through it: An unexpected pepper, too much wasabi on the sushi, a spicy dish that’s about 100 times hotter than you were expecting. Result: You have a mouth full of fire, with no relief in sight. What’s the best way to get rid of the heat as soon as possible? We’ve heard tons of ideas: milk, sugar, yogurt, cream, rice, bread. Often we instinctively reach for the water glass, but all that seems to do is spread the spice around. So we turned to some experts—people who sell hot sauces, grow peppers, and Rick Bayless himself—to give us the quickest path to a cooler mouth. The Hippy Seed Company breeds and sells some of the hottest chilli plants, seeds and powders around the world from Fennell Bay in New South Wales, Australia, a place synonymous with daredevils. So it’s not surprising that proprietors Neil and Charlotte Smith wrote us back to suggest, “have a hot one for a dare.” They offer suggest a fatty food to … [Read more...] about What’s the best way to cool your mouth after too-spicy food?