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Series 1-Episode 1

Series 1-Episode 1

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This should come with a health warning: you’ll need sunglasses for the vibrant colours, and a strong stomach to handle the fieriest spices around. The premise is that hot young chef Stevie Parle and professional spice blender Emma Grazette are exploring the sources of some of the world’s most popular spices.

In this first episode they’re in Oaxaca, Mexico, where they taste some of more than 150 different types of chilli (often with alcoholic accompaniment), help local chefs prepare food for festivals, and knock up some tasty dishes themselves. It’s informative (you’ll never confuse an ancho or a habanero again), and they’re a highly engaging pair. Simply delicious.


A demonstration in how adding spice is the easiest and quickest way of transforming a simple dish from the mundane to the sensational. Award-winning chef Stevie Parle and professional spice blender Emma Grazette are expanding their horizons and heading around the world to discover the great, the good and the plain wonderful about everything spice. First stop is Oaxaca, Mexico, where chillies go back thousands of years and are as varied and complex as wine.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Stevie Parle
Presenter Emma Grazette
Director Lana Salah
Executive Producer Nicola Gooch
Series Producer Caroline Ross-Pirie


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