The life of a locavore, peppery peepers and a BMO Field booze ban

The life of a locavore, peppery peepers and a BMO Field booze ban

The hottest pepper on Earth? (Photo by Peter Baer) 

• In an attempt to break a world record, Anandita Dutta Tamuly of India rubbed 24 chilies in her eyes and ate 51 “ghost chilies.” Gordon Ramsay, who was in attendance, couldn’t manage more than one pepper. [BBC]

• Can Torontonians still eat fresh and local during the recession? The Star reporter Paola Loriggio goes on an off-season locavore diet for a week—complete with predictable story arches, frustrations and I-can’t-give-up-ketchup conclusions. [Toronto Star]

• Ghouls and grapefruits: the folks at BlogTO post a photo essay on a Price Chopper in Scarborough that has a graveyard in its parking lot. [BlogTO]

• Toronto Life food columnist Sasha Chapman recounts the saga of the recently sold restaurant Splendido, which is offering a retrospective tasting menu over the next two months. Mmm…nostalgia. [Globe and Mail]

• Hot on the heels of a few booze-banned events at the Rogers Centre, BMO Field gets slapped with one dry game thanks to rule-breaking hooligans. We predict the Four Seasons Centre will be next. [Globe and Mail]