The contorni include things like a side of olive oil and long-cooked greens with garlic and hot pepper.
The first time I met Wole Soyinka, at an American literary event dinner, he offered me a small vial of hot pepper.
He got me down on the floor, and rubbed a hot pepper on my mouth, and tried to make me eat it.
In vain the Goodwife tried to cure him with a dose of hot pepper tea.
They pushed off, scrambling into the boat, and we sent more silent, hot pepper after the legs that dallied.