Do you need to feed the fire in your belly? The hot spices and spicy seasonings listed below will help tickle your taste buds with heat. Spicy food cools you off in hot weather and raises metabolism. Ever since chili peppers were found in the New World, they've been the spice of choice for adding heat to most dishes, but other spices have been used since culinary arts began. Ginger, black pepper, and sichuan pepper have long been used for heat in traditional Chinese cooking, and even freshly ground cinnamon can burn your tongue! We've got straight chilies and other hot spices alone and in blends to put fire on any plate.