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Too many wing places brag about the level of mental illness required to consume their hottest offerings. But I believe that eating should be about pleasure--not feats of strength.

I don't love spicy foods, but one young eater wants to win me over. He serves as my hot sauce personal trainer, whipping me into shape as we work our way from the mild stuff to sauce labelled "XXX".

Dan wants to get more into hot sauce, but he needs a personal trainer of sorts to whip him into shape. In this episode 11-year-old Nathaniel, a president of the Junior Eaters Society, proves he's the man for the job.

In next week's episode of The Sporkful, Dan gets schooled in hot sauce by the founding president of The Sporkful Junior Eaters Society, Nathaniel Goodyear. Here are some pics from the taping!

We haven't done a hot sauce episode yet, since Dan is not a huge fan of hot sauce. But we've had several requests to do a show about hot sauce and/or hot peppers and we eventually will. Many of the people expressing an interest in hot sauce and chiles have shared very funny stories about mishaps and there's a clear pattern