I believe there is a difference between 'spicy hot' and 'pepper hot'. Spicy lends to flavour, while pepper is just hot. The best jerk flavours are spicy, not necessarily HOTTT!!! Yes, I agree spicy can be hot, but there are so many layers to spicy food that I have learnt to appreciate, and I have found that cooking with a touch of your favourite pepper sauce adds more spicy flavour than dousing your food with pepper ... but to each his or her own!!!!!
I love using spices to create flavourful spicy dishes with a little heat!!!! ...Here are some of my favourite SPICY BITES!!!!