Hot and Spicy on History Channel Modern Marvels

This Press Release just came in from Bruce and Cindy Wilkens of


Tune into the History Channel, Thursday March 18th at 8 PM, Eastern Time; 7 PM Central. The Modern Marvels series, will be broadcasting a new episode, called Hot & Spicy.

Chili head alert!

It’s time to get hot and spicy. First we’ll take you to the home of sizzling Tabasco sauce–McIlhenny Company of Louisiana, and to McCormick in Baltimore, Maryland–the leading spice manufacturer in the world.

Then, head down south to see who likes it hot at the Southern Mississippi Chili Cook Off. At the Chile Pepper Institute, taste the rare “Bhut Jolokia,” the hottest Chile pepper in the world, and learn about the chemical substance capsaicin, which gives the “Bhut” and other popular peppers their tongue-burning heat.
At Sol Toro restaurant in Connecticut, owned by basketball great Michael Jordan, customers need to sign a waiver to dine on their sizzling dishes.
Go to the manufacturers of horseradish, wasabi and mustard to find out how their roots and seeds deliver their own distinctive blazing burn.
Using the same heat many savor, we”ll demonstrate the powerful punch of pepper spray as a weapon.
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Ep 013 CinChili Part 2

Our interview with Cindy Wilkins of continues in this episode with Part 2.

But first, Marilyn and Brian talk about the Holiday Season and what’s new at the home of

Then Scott Roberts reviews Hot Heads Hoppin Jalapeno Pepperspread

After part 2 of the interview of Cindy Wilkins, we talk about going to Baltimore for the Fiery Foods and Beer Pairing Dinner with Capt. Thom of Captain Thoms Chili Company and Mahaffey’s Pub over the weekend.

And finally there’s the HUGE Peppers At The Beach event May 15th – 16th at Peppers in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware for Chiliheads and Hot Sauce Manufacturers that we urge you to attend if you are anywhere near the East Coast!

Ep 012 CinChili Part 1

Our First Episode of 2010!

In our first episode of 2010, Marilyn and Brian geek out on our new computers then talk “chili”.

Scott Roberts reviews CaJohn’s Bourbon Infused Hot Sauce

Then Brian and Randy present Part 1 of our interview with Cindy Reed Wilkins of

Since this is the first episode produced entirely on our new Mac, it is in AAC format on iTunes. I’m hoping to avoid having to publish it in .mp3 format any further. If you really like the podcast, and still want the .mp3 format please let me know in the comments section below!

Just a footnote: I had quite a time getting this episode up on iTunes – so if you got duplicate entries of it, I apologize. We’ll get it right!