The trend for hotter and hotter food is training our palates to go for the burn. But are hot sauces ruining our tastebuds? It’s cool to go the burn. I’m usually behind the fashion, so I discovered this when I looked up from complaining that salt has been banished from restaurant tables only to discover it has been replaced by hot sauce.

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