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Here are a few things to be wary of when buying peppers: Wrinkled skin -- it's a sign that they're drying out. It should be firm and smooth. Soft areas -- it's a sign that it's starting to rot in areas. It should be firm all over. Fuzz near the stem or blossom end -- you can't always see outward signs of the fuzzy mold, but if you do, it'll be right ...


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In Japan there's a notion of a "batsu game" in which the unlucky participant gets something unpleasant. Some of them are sort of "voluntary," such as drinking games, where the unlucky loser of a particular round of challenges has to drink something, sometimes something considered unpleasant. But the other category often involves food with surprise ...


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It sounds like it could be Shishito peppers, which about 10% are spicy, and "even experts may not be able to distinguish relative hotness on the same plant.".



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