Recipe: Jalapeño Cheese Poppers Jim Hillibish June 30, 2014 July '14, About Food & Dining, Recipes 1114Beat the heat with more heat. Ever wonder why the world’s spiciest foods come from the world’s hottest climates? It’s all about cool. Spicy food cranks up the body’s most efficient air conditioner, sweat. In torrid latitudes, this is a defense giving meaning to comfort food. So don’t hesitate to serve salsa, curry and spicy peppers on hot summer days.