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Why the addiction to chilli? Why do some people crave spicy foods, chillies, curries, noodles and so forth while others go through life never wanting to challenge their taste buds? Australian Chinese chef, from Sri Lanka, Jimmy Shu, has put forward a plausible theory. After years of tempting foodies, he…

Australian Chef Jimmy Shu communicates through cooking because he has learned how to be passionate about fresh produce and condiments. Jimmy loves to tempt palates of patrons by romancing the chili, the noodle and curry pot. You’ll be intrigued to learn that his dad imported the first noodle machine into Sri Lanka and Jimmy was there when the first noodles were brought into Melbourne. What you probably don’t know is why Chinese through the centuries have been so innovative and why chilli is so addictive.