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A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

Mild 🌶️
Food was cooked by someone who once thought about a chilli

Medium 🌶️🌶️
A chilli may have been present in the room while the food was prepared

Hot 🌶️🌶️🌶️
Someone taunted the food with a chilli before it was cooked

Extra Hot 🌶️🌶️🌶️🔥
The chef kept an actual chilli quite near to the stove while cooking the food

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan metropolitan france* :3

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@furkachi Well, yes, fair point

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan A friend who grew up in the Reunion once made a curry for us.

He was the only one that could eat it xD

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@furkachi TBH, I don't generally count overseas territories as being part of the European countries which technically own them. Spiciness of food is probably a good metric for that, actually.

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan While this is true, the invisibilisation of overseas counties in France is a real problem both in politics and in France in general (hence my rectification ^^)

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@furkachi A fair point. But I still feel like they should never have belonged to France in the first place TBH.

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan oh definitely; that's pure colonial imperialist bullshit. (especially fucking France tbh)

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan @furkachi give them back to the people, but let them stay in the EU

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@meena @InvaderXan I mean, give them back to the people and see if they want anything to do with the EU tbh xD

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@furkachi @meena As long as it's their choice, that's the important part.

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan @meena yeah definitely. No need for that 'EU is civilized solution' bullshit in decolonization tbh

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@furkachi @InvaderXan i thought let then stay communicated that the final choice is with the people, not the EU

but, thinking is sometimes harder than i think, so, never mind

anyway, i think it's very important that the colonies get a vote on decisions in the EU, *precisely* *because* of colonial bullshit.

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@meena @InvaderXan I guess that's where it gets more complicated?

The EU is mostly an economical agreements between countries on the European continent which means its aims are always going to be commercial first and on the european continent first.

I'm not sure ex-colonies need the European union as much as they need a global voice to weight against the UN and private corporations

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@meena @InvaderXan (maybe something more similar to the United States of Africa or such)

politics 

@furkachi @meena If you're going to turn my post into a political discussion, would you mind untagging me? I'm really not in the mood right now.

@furkachi @InvaderXan Makes for a good pub quiz question. Which country does France have the longest land border with? They'll all think of Belgium or Spain, not Brazil.

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan Works for Sweden, too.

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@drifa Probably for most of Europe TBH!

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan 😅

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan I take it the spice levels in France have been disappointing? XD

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@vicorva @InvaderXan I mean, not if you're metropolitan French in the first place xD

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@vicorva They're... somewhat lower than ideal for me

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan The first 3 match levels of spiciness here in Utah, but the last one here is:

The chef has actually been to other parts of the world and just dumped every chilli in the whole kitchen in. Good luck.

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@minego I know that spiciness level too 😂

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan Unfortunately I can't handle that one... If only the others weren't so boring.

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan

The french Ghost Pepper Challenge is a Jalapeno Popper.

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@Chickiepup Maybe a bell pepper

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan

A cooked bell pepper absolutely blobbed in cheese.

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan @Chickiepup ever eaten a Hungarian bell pepper? 😜

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan can confirm

@VoidDrone @InvaderXan
it's all fun and games until you stumble upon the one place in town owned by a guy from, I dunno, Kerala or something, order the spiciest option as usual, and just Die

@anarchiv @VoidDrone @InvaderXan I find the spiciness levels here in Germany have gotten quite erratic over the last years. At some places you can order extra hot and barely notice anything. otoh you can now buy genuine Scotch Bonnet powder from the standard supermarket spice rack.

@anarchiv @VoidDrone This is actually one thing the UK has going for it. Go to the right neighbourhood in most cities and the food there is just fantastic. Especially in the larger cities like Manchester and London.

@InvaderXan @anarchiv That is also my experience whenever I was in London. It was also in London where taking the spicy option in a small Indian restaurant was almost more than I could take. I was not prepared for that level of spicy back then.

@VoidDrone @anarchiv The best Indian restaurants in the UK are always the small ones, in my experience. They're much better than the expensive showy places in the busier parts of the city. Likewise other Asian/African/Caribbean restaurants.

@anarchiv @VoidDrone @InvaderXan

Happened to my brother in one of the smaller cities in Ireland. His digestive system wasn't right for like three days.

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan I’m offended.

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@Sylvhem 😂

@InvaderXan i'm sorry we still have functionnal taste buds and therefore don't need to hide the tastelessness of food with uselessly spicy tricks :blobdisapproval: :blobcatmlem:

@InvaderXan yes i totally approve that chart, cause i don't really like spicy food :blobcatpeekblush:

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan doesn't France have an awful lot of Moroccan immigrants (or their descendants)?

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@meena In fairness, while I may joke, my local neighbourhood is super diverse so my local grocery store sells things like scotch bonnet peppers and harissa paste. But in most places, the food I've had here has been pretty mild

@InvaderXan It's the same in Germany (or Berlin, at least.)
Asking for extra scharf does not help.
It's also impossible to find hot peppers, but there's a local sauce maker that offers some good {ghost, scorpion, Carolina reaper} pepper sauces.

@alva In fairness, there is such a thing as too spicy! It's good to get the balance just right.

Yeah, definitely. I have a 50% reaper pepper sauce that is just too much for most things. A little bit of it in a large pot of food is good, though.

re: A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan i dunno..... i think even 🌶️ might be a bit much for me.....

/me is a wimp when it comes to hot spicy things

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan Pretty accurate. I'm French.

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@InvaderXan -in France +by white people

A guide to spiciness levels of food in France 🌶️ 

@darckcrystale Also +intended for white people. So disappointing when something's supposed to be spicy but isn't!

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