By peoplestaff225
Updated December 08, 2020 12:55 PM
Jamie Oliver Hot Pepper

From the don’t-try-this-at-home files: Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver said recently that he secretly gave his 12-year-old daughter, Poppy, one of the world’s hottest peppers in order to discipline her, according to The Daily Mail.

At the recent BBC Good Food show, Oliver said, “Poppy was quite disrespectful and rude to me and she pushed her luck. In my day I would have got a bit of a telling-off but you are not allowed to do that. Five minutes later she thought I had forgotten and I hadn’t. She asked for an apple. I cut it up into several pieces and rubbed it with Scotch Bonnet and it worked a treat.”

“She ran up to mum and said, ‘This is peppery’. I was in the corner laughing. [My wife, Jools] said to me, ‘Don’t you ever do that again.'”

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How spicy is a Scotch Bonnet pepper? It ranks a whopping 100,000 to 350,000 on the Scoville heat unit scale; for comparison, a jalepeño has a score of 3,000 to 6,000 units.

At least his kid-friendly rainbow salad wrap is completely pepper-free.

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—Lexi Dwyer

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