Our Top 10 Food Stories: 2022

From the rise of Bhut jolokia, or the ghost pepper, to why Best Of lists often snub South Asian restaurants, these were the stories our readers and editorial team couldn't get enough of.

Bhut Jolokia farmer
A farmer plucks "ghost chilli" or "bhut jolokia" peppers at a field in Nagaon district, India's northeastern state of Assam, June 13, 2021. (Str/Xinhua via Getty Images)

The Juggernaut


December 26, 2022


1 min

These are the food stories our readers and the editorial team devoured. Read up on everything from the rise of the ghost pepper to how Maggi created a generation of experimental cooks. For those who want even more, click here for the entire food section.

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