Some like it hot, but dried cayenne pepper is versatile and a small amount can enhance flavors such as chocolate. Additionally cayenne works well in most dishes. For true cayenne lovers, the challenge is not finding foods that the dried pepper enhances; rather, it’s finding any that it cannot improve.
It can be added to cocoa for a bit of spice, and when paired with lemon juice works with virtually all vegetables.
Dried cayenne should be kept in a tightly sealed glass jar, away from direct sunlight. It will last for up to three years.