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Feel The Burn: Sampling The World's Hottest Peppers (Originally Broadcast 8/05/2011)

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Executive chef Tom Elder grows six of the world's hottest peppers in his organic garden, including the Pepin (pictured here).
Rebecca Sheir
Executive chef Tom Elder grows six of the world's hottest peppers in his organic garden, including the Pepin (pictured here).

You can find some of the world's hottest peppers growing behind a hotel in Tyson's Corner, Va. Tom Elder, the head chef at harth, is cultivating his own organic pepper garden, from the Trinidad Scorpion to the Devil's Tongue to the world-renowned ghost chili. These peppers are all pollinated by Elder's very own bees. Rebecca Sheir pays a visit to taste the most fiery peppers, and to lend a hand collecting honey from harth's hives.

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