Comfort cooking calls for spicy heat; find it in these Thai-style grilled ribs

Pork country ribs marinate in a mixture of onion, garlic, ginger and lemongrass purees, fish sauce, chile, salt, pepper, coriander, cumin and turmeric before being grilled and then served with fresh lime and bottled peanut sauce. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

I don’t need food to be hot. But I do like it spicy. Even comfort food. I add chile flakes to pasta, hot sauce to mashed potatoes, black pepper to scrambled eggs.