11/05/13 10:20am

Spicy Korean soondubu jjigae.

I’ve been a chili head since I was child. Today I relish the many fiery foods of Queens from Liberian to Thai. Getting my food prepared to adequately authentic spice levels is not so much an issue for me. That’s not the case for my good friend and C+M Desify columnist Anne Noyes Saini who  often finds herself having to convince the waitstaff that she does indeed want her food spicy. So as a service to C+M readers she’s compiled a series of audio guides that demonstrate phrases in several relevant languages (e.g., Korean, Thai, Spanish, Hindi, etc.), which can be used to navigate ordering situations fraught with tricky cultural and language barriers. (more…)