I eat peppers like candy. Jalapenos are nothing, if it's not at least a habanero I'm not gonna feel it. I've always loved peppers, even as a kid.
I gravitate to spicy food like a pregnant woman to pickles and ice cream. I can't get enough of it. Challenge me and I'll accept just for the experience. I've been called a masochist, a show-off and even deranged, but I love the feel of my mouth on fire. It brings out all the flavor and texture in the food because my mouth parts are just raging with sensitivity after a nice hot chemical bath.
I only win if I sweat.
Who are my fellow iron stomachs here on OT, and what is your favorite spicy food? I'm not asking what the hottest thing you've ever had is, I'm asking what best exemplifies why you love the spicy?
I'm going to have to go with the classic restaurant-style white cheese dip and habanero slices on tortilla chips. So simple yet so, so delicious.