WEFOUNDBest of Spicy Food: Rendang


The follow up to the successful The World's Best Street Food, this title presents 100 spicy dishes with historical and cultural information, as well as instructions on how to make it at home. Smart and evocative photography illustrate every dish.

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'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

The follow up to the successful The World's Best Street Food, this title presents 100 spicy dishes with historical and cultural information, as well as instructions on how to make it at home. Smart and evocative photography illustrate every dish.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

There are few things in the food world that evoke stronger opinions than spice. Do you go for the mild salsa, the medium, or the three-alarm hot version? Fortunately for people who do love spice (and not just the fiery spice from capsaicin found in chili peppers), science is in your favor. Spices like cinnamon, turmeric, garlic, ginger, and cumin, as well as chili, host many health benefits.

If you’re an agnostic or simply don’t like the heat, here are five compelling reasons to reconsider adding a little spice to your day.

Eating spicy food six or seven days a week — even just once a day — lowered mortality rates by 14 percent, according to a large 2015 study by Harvard and China National Center for Disease Control and Prevention . (Sadly, the benefits are even larger if you skip the margarita or Corona with your spicy taco.)


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