For chilli-heads of the world, there’s never a bad time to eat chilli! Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Afternoon Tea, Weddings, Parties, anything.
Australia’s Queen of Chilli Festivals Scarlett Habanero is chatting with ABC Brisbane Evenings tonight, hosted by Ashwin Segkar, sitting in for Kellie Higgins-Devine.
What will be the topic of conversation?
Scarlett has been so busy of late, there’s no shortage of things to chat about, top of the list being her brand new podcast – Share the Chilli Love.
Published every fortnight on Spotify, the podcast launched last Thursday with special guest, Bundaberg’s Queen of Chilli Reviews, Ms Bree Rek, gracing the airwaves to talk about how she got into this crazy world of spice.
The podcast will interview guests from all over the world and of course the UK is a great source of inspirations as one of the countries most fond of the spicy fruit. Which brings us to the next topic of conversation – the new website directory of chilli festivals – www.mychillifestival.com.au.
“I’m always excited to hear from Ms Habanero, and I look forward to chatting to her about all some hot topics in the UK chilli world too,” said Chilli Magazine UK’s editor, Jamie Ringrose, who also happens to make hot sauces as Pepper Jar Creations.
Designed to be a one-stop shop to find festivals in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, it will eventually go global, but for now there’s plenty of festivals to feast your spicy eyes on already. Covid-permitting, 2021 is looking much spicier than the fairly dull 2020, although Ms Habanero did manage to pull of one of the only chilli festivals in Australia, if not the world, when Chillogan Festival took place on 6th December 2020, at Beenleigh Town Square. It was a sizzling hot day at 37 degrees, and more than a few people got more heat than they bargained for that day.
MyChilliFestival is also designed to a a great cross-promotion platform and in this global community, it’s great to be able to see what other countries are doing festival- wise and, who knows, maybe even plan a holiday around a great chilli festival – once we get our wings back.
Thirdly, of course, Scarlett is launching some new festivals in 2021 as well as some in 2022.
Townsville will host its very first chilli festival – Chilliville – on Sunday 29th August at Central Park, near the beautiful new Country Bank Stadium.
Brisbane’s chilli festival is being rebranded to Briz Chilli Fest Halloween as of this year – on October 30 & 31 at Rocklea Showgrounds – a fantastic venue with a range of great spaces, facilities and a wonderfully supportive Committee.
Ms Habanero is a lone wolf festival organiser, but her portfolio is expanding and soon she’ll be on the lookout for collaborators to help grow it and to take them “next level”. After all, there is only so much one Habanero can do, no matter how spicy they might be.
Tune in to the Share the Chilli Podcast here.
Visit the My Chilli Festival website here.
Meanwhile, stay spicy everyone!