Read Up On It For April 12th, 2013

It’s been a couple weeks since the last Read Up On It, but it’s back with stories about berry treasure, butch peppers and bastardly words.

Chiles in Port Of Spain, Trinidad

  • A writer at Slate writes about his experience with the scorpion pepper, the most current “hottest pepper in the world.” Why, oh why, do people do this to themselves…
  • Although I tend not to post press releases, this one was worth noting. A group in British Columbia claims to have harvested black truffles in the Fraser Valley.
  • As for us writers at Passable, while Melissa was away in Spain eating amazing meals (you should really read her series of Dinners with Albert) I had the opportunity to write about the humble yet potent Haskap berry, and its possible impact on Nova Scotia.