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Feel the Burn: Sampling the World's Hottest Peppers

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The pepper-tasting spread includes chili paste (in the two jars), fresh-cut honeycomb, bread and cold milk.
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The pepper-tasting spread includes chili paste (in the two jars), fresh-cut honeycomb, bread and cold milk.

You can find some of the world's hottest peppers growing in Tyson's Corner, Va. Tom Elder, the executive chef at harth, is cultivating his own organic peppers, from the Trinidad Scorpion to the Devil's Tongue to the world-renowned Ghost Chili. The peppers are all pollinated by Elder's very own bees, which, it turns out, work especially hard in the super-hot weather. Rebecca Sheir pays a visit to taste some fiery peppers, and lend a hand collecting honey from some heat-happy bees.

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