Why I want to be mentor in this category: I like discovering new flavors and meeting people who just as passionate as cooking as me.
Experience: I can eat anything that has a "kick" to it and I love discovering new spices that tastes great and are extremely hot! I love traveling to places and exploring how various cultures translate what's hot and how hot.
Biggest Lesson Learned: Hot in different languages means different things.. just like hot to one person means something completely different to another.
When trying something on the menu listed as hot, keep in mind the country you're in. As for a small bite first and then dive in.
To measure spices: Work over a sheet of parchment paper or waxed paper, fill the measuring spoon, mounding excess spice over the spoon. With a flat spatula, sweep the excess onto the paper below. Add the measured spice to the mixing bowl.
continued from above: then fold the paper in half and slide the excess spice back into the bottle.
When doubling a recipe increase the amount of spices by 1 1/2. Give the dish a taste and add more if necessary.