Poignant moment: portraits of people who have tried the hottest pepper in the worldPictolic
Photo of Joseph Ibarra Los Enchilados — original essays exploring the roots of Mexican culture of food, which is distinguished by the sharpness of the dishes. In Mexico with no hot peppers anywhere. There are 64 species of chili peppers. Hot peppers and tortilla are the main ingredients in the culinary art of Mexico, as well as the bread and wine in France.
Eating hot peppers is the way to get respect in Mexico. Chile is a metaphor for how the Mexicans react to the risk. This is an opportunity to show courage. Mexicans are not only serious about this tradition, they get pleasure from it.
For the images, Los Enchilados, which is the opportunity to see a bit of the real Mexicans, the photographer asked the models to eat as much habanero as they can. In 1999, the habanero was listed in the Guinness Book of records as the hottest pepper in the world. On the faces of people you can see not only the reaction to the burning pain, but pleasure.