Why can't brown people defend their countries from white people who want their spices?
Most Indian meat dishes are heavily spiced for this reason, spice hides a certain level of rancidity. In incredibly hot climates, it's exceptionally hard to keep meat from spoilage without modern refrigeration.Europeans never got used to huge amounts of spice because they didn't eat low quality meat. When you have almost rotting meat and no way to preserve or prolong the life of it (i.e. hunter gathering) you have to eat things which don't taste very good. The solution to that is covering them in a mask of strong flavors. When you spit roast a pig or you cook a joint of beef for a Sunday roast you don't need to mask the flavor, it tastes great the way it is. The natural fats and roasting need very little to really pop, and you can get the extra flavor from making a gravy out of those meat juices. You can get this all year round when you have invented farming and have a choice when to butcher animals or use cured animal products.
If Europeans wanted to change the taste of things they used herbs which can enhance the flavor without smothering it out of existence and they're still used today. People who think European cooking is bland often discount all the best parts of European cooking because they consider it "multinational", Christmas/Thanks giving dinner are both European in origin and you would be hard pressed to find a better meal on the planet. Kings used to have feasts filling entire halls with chimera animals sowed together to show off how insanely rich they were. Crazy amounts of time and effort went into these feasts and today we forget all of this because of the industrial revolution. When Europe was taken over by industry as we know it today all the cooking had to change to be fast and easy to cook. There wasn't time and most the women moved away and never got all the family recipes as their mothers and grandmothers had. Which utterly ravished the traditional British food knowledge. And very few people are willing to investigate it and put the effort into adopting older recipes.
Good quality food tastes best when prepared well and with little addition. Bad quality food needs leaving in a bucket of spices, sugar and fats so you can't taste it any more.
Because the spice must flow - Some science fiction guy.Why can't brown people defend their countries from white people who want their spices?
While he doesn't specify what kind of addict he was, this guy supposedly supplanted his drug problem with an enthusiastic pursuit of stronger and stronger spice.I find that ex opiate addicts often have a problem with spicy foods. I assume its because they've burned out their endogenous morphine systems. The enjoyment we get from spicy foods is due to an endorphin dump and can feel similar to a runner's high. I don't see this often being the case with ex-junkies. Poor fools.
Godbear DAMN, I never realized! I used to LOVE me my lamb vindaloo, the hotter the better. No sambal or ghost pepper would phase me before the kidney stones made their acquaintance with oxycodone. I used to relish the burn, and would often complement the nonplussed Indian chefs who had given me their nastiest most poisonous curry with a grin, sure i'd be vomiting or screaming for some milk.I find that ex opiate addicts often have a problem with spicy foods. I assume its because they've burned out their endogenous morphine systems. The enjoyment we get from spicy foods is due to an endorphin dump and can feel similar to a runner's high. I don't see this often being the case with ex-junkies. Poor fools.