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11 September 2018

“The Spicy Food Lovers’ Cookbook” is packed with 75 recipes for spicy food lovers of all levels, with easy recipes for seafood, from the land, handhelds, slow cooker meals, pressure cooker, pasta and so much more. If you love it spicy, you need this book. | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Books a Million

Calling all chiliheads! Become a master of spice with these 75 easy recipes for big, bold flavor. Mike Hultquist, creator of the blog Chili Pepper Madness and author of The Spicy Dehydrator Cookbook, takes you head first into the wide world of all things spicy.

Explore peppers, like poblanos, jalapeños and cayennes, along with spice blends, hot sauces and more. As you cook your way through exciting, spice-rich cuisines like Mexican, Italian and Indian, you’ll discover how simple it is to layer pepper varieties and spices for incredible depth of flavor.

Learn how to achieve just the right amount of zing, whether mild, medium or sizzling. For a memorable meal that’s low on heat, try Sweet-Chili Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, which mixes sweet red pepper jam with your favorite hot sauce.

Bring it up a notch with Shrimp in Fiery Chipotle-Tequila Sauce, which blends deep chipotle flavor with a kick of serrano pepper.

If it’s mouth-numbing spice you’re after, go for the All-the-Way Arrabiata, a satisfying pasta dish amped up with pepper infused olive oil and whole ghost peppers.

With stews for your slow cooker, burgers for the grill, and eggs for the skillet, it’s easy to enjoy an amazing array of spicy dishes, all day, every day.

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What’s Inside? The Table of Contents

  • From the Land (of Intensity!)
  • Sizzling Seafood
  • Hot & Spicy Handhelds
  • Piquant Pasta!
  • Blazing Breakfasts (For Dinner)
  • Slow & Spicy
  • Power Under Pressure
  • Fired Up Foods From Around the World
  • The Zesty Sauce Project

What Others are Saying about Mike’s New Cookbook

See what others have to say about my book, “The Spicy Food Lovers’ Cookbook – Fiery, No-Fuss Meals”, by Michael HultquistThe Spicy Food Lovers' Cookbook - Fiery, No-Fuss Meals, by Michael Hultquist“.

“Consider Michael Hultquist your new go-to for creative yet completely accessible recipes that traverse the spicy-food universe.”

— Amanda Altman, managing editor, Chile Pepper magazine

Michael is a master of incorporating fiery flavors into everyday and not so everyday dishes. His cuisine is not a “hold my beer and watch this” style of presentation, but a deliciously spicy blend that a true Chilehead can appreciate.

— John Hard, Founder of CaJohn’s Fiery Foods and Hot Sauce Hall of Famer

Calling all chiliheads out there, does Mike ever deliver on his new book! Page after page there’s delicious, imaginative creations (hello Chiles Rellenos French Toast with Spiced Maple Syrup!) that are laid out, step by step, complete with levels of heat for any palette. From Creole Pork Chops, Shrimp Fajita Bowls and Cheesy Chipotle Cheddar Waffles, this book has something for everyone. I personally can’t wait to start digging into these beauties!

— Kevin | Kevin Is Cooking

“Spicy food enthusiasts, rejoice!  You now have a fiery food playbook dedicated to you.  There is no better ambassador of spicy cuisine then Michael Hultquist.  He enters your kitchen and dazzles you with sweat-inducing meals with pictures that will make you drool.  It doesn’t matter if you are a novice or an endorphin addict in search for the next hottest dish, Michael has a recipe for you”.

— Al “Buddah” Goldenberg,

Mike’s passion for all things spicy pops off the page in his newest book, “The Spicy Food Lover’s Cookbook”, and it’s jam-packed with delicious recipes! Whether you like the heat full-force or dialed back a bit Mike shows you how to bring the heat to your kitchen.

— April Anderson, creator of the blog, Girl Gone Gourmet, author of “Gourmet Cooking for One or Two”

This is the cutting-edge of hot and spicy culinary artistry, with innovative recipes set among excellent food styling and photography. It is a visual and delectable delight.

— Dave DeWitt, aka “The Pope of Peppers”

The Spicy Food Lovers’ Cookbook by Mike Hultquist is phenomenal! If you like some heat to your food, this is THE book to have on your shelf. With chapters ranging from Pasta to Breakfasts, and a chapter including Pressure Cooker meals, you’ll find so many great recipes. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into the Shrimp in Fiery Chipotle-Tequila Sauce! This is one cookbook that will be used time and time again!

– Amanda Batcher founder of The Chunky Chef

Michael has an amazing ability to create beautifully delicious spicy dishes while at the same time making them both inspiring and totally approachable for the everyday cook or the wild eyed Chilehead!

– Jeremy Walsh Founder & Creator of Bigfat’s Hot Sauce, Inc.

The Spicy Food Lovers’ Cookbook is the ultimate culinary experience that teaches curious cooks how to add dimensions of flavor to everyday meals. Michael Hultquist is a spice expert, exciting the taste buds with each bold and fiery recipe.

– Jessica Gavin, Certified Culinary Scientist and Author of “Easy Culinary Science for Better Cooking”

As a spicy food enthusiast, sometimes it can be hard to share the food I love with the people I love. This book provides an opportunity to change that by creating wonderfully spicy food recipes with options to “tweak the heat” making it accessible for everyone. From seafood to pasta to breakfasts and sauces, The Spicy Food Lovers’ Cookbook is a beautiful marriage of flavor and heat.

– Isabel Orozco-Moore, Food Blogger & Photographer,

“The Spicy Food Lover’s cookbook elevates the flavor of both familiar and not so familiar dishes with the many varieties of that vegetable of extreme smack—the chili pepper.”

– Kirsten K. Shockey, author of “Fiery Ferments and Fermented Vegetables”

“Mike Hultquist creates recipes that knock it out of the park every time. He knows how to balance heat with flavor better than most professional chefs! If you’re looking for an exciting way to spice up your kitchen routine, THIS IS THE BOOK TO BUY.”

– Kristy Bernardo – Founder of ‘The Wicked Noodle’, author of “Weeknight Cooking with your Instant Pot”

“I’m a big fan of spicy foods so of course I love Mike’s blog, Chili Pepper Madness. I’m looking forward to firing up some of the recipes from his new book.”

– Dexter Holland (Gringo Bandito + The Offspring)

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Photos from The Spicy Food Lovers' Cookbook - Fiery, No-Fuss Meals, by Michael Hultquist

I hope you’ll check it out, my friends! I’m SUPER HAPPY with how this turned out!

— Mike Hultquist

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The Spicy Dehydrator Cookbook


Check out these recipes from the book, Shrimp in Fiery Chipotle-Tequila Sauce and All the Way Arrabbiata! Delish!


  1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

    A winner has been chosen! Thanks, everyone, for participating in the contest! The contest is now closed. I greatly appreciate all of your support! — Mike H.

  2. Jane Pearson

    My favorite is the Spicy Penne Arrabbiata! It was hard to choose though, I love everything spicy!!!

  3. Love the recipes and would love the opportunity to win a copy of the Spicy Foodlovers Cookbook. Favourite recipe would have to be any of the sauces love using my mates as guinea pigs during our monthly poker sessions. Latest recipe I have bottled is the Peri Peri sauce, a big favourite with my mates and here in New Zealand.

  4. Hard to choose a favorite-but the hot sauce recipes can fire anything up! Love the fish tacos! I won a grilled jalapeno eating contest once with a guy that owned a little Mexican restaurant. Love the sweat and nose running-with good flavor!

  5. Lori Higgons

    I love chili rellenos. They aren’t spicy per say but just love the flavor of pablano peppers. Love most anything spicy actually.

  6. I am such a huge fan of every recipe you make and that is saying a lot for me! Blessings!

  7. Congrats!!! I am a total “chile-head”, and I have lots of fave spicy dishes- especially Sichuan Chinese ones- but two of my all-time faves are pasta with a Habanero-Cream Sauce, and a Habanero-Peach Cobbler called “Peaches in Paradise”!

  8. Jeffrey Palmer - From Wisconsin

    Its really strange…you got a BAM reference…My Hero in the cooking world is Emeril…Same age as me…loved his show until food channel went corporate..Happy Bday to Emeril..OH yeah BABE

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