Jamaican Jerk Chicken at Mesob Restaurant
By Jenny Vergara
Just what makes spicy foods taste hot, we can explain with science. The capsaicin located in the seeds of the peppers actually tricks your brain into believing that you are literally on fire, which explains why you start to sweat when you eat spicy foods, to cool your body down.
What we don’t always understand is why people seek out these insanely spicy foods. Since the beginning of time, hot spices can be found in almost every type of cuisine around the world—and for about that long, there have been chili-heads looking to feel the burn.
Here are some of the most searing dishes to date in Kansas City. Be warned, you may need a glass of milk and some tissues just reading this.