The question of grilling with barbecue sauces brings to mind the argument of wet rub vs. dry rub. People who favor putting a wet rub on their meat often break out a bottle of barbecue sauce and then slather it on the meat before putting it on the fire. This approach is a mistake because it runs the risk of … Read More
Americans love their hot sauce. Between 2000 and 2013, the U.S. hot sauce market has grown 150 percent. This growth comes in spite of the fact that the hot sauce industry does very little advertising. The fact that nearly all of this growth has happened organically is impressive. So what has fueled America’s love affair with the hot?
Standing in front of an array of peppers in the grocery store, you may find yourself wondering which are mild and which will burn off all the taste receptors on your tongue. Conveniently, the store staff has labeled the display with Scoville units for each variety. Well, it would be convenient if you knew what the Scoville chart meant. It’s really pretty … Read More
You might think that the only place for hot sauce is on meat. Let’s face it. When you think of hot sauce what is the first thing that pops into your mind? Chicken wings? Ribs? Tacos? But there are so many other tasty things that benefit from even the smallest addition of hot sauce. Here three of my favs. 1) Popcorn. Add a … Read More
There may be infinite types of different hot sauces, especially when you start to add unique ingredients and flavors. Hot Sauces can be put on virtually anything, chips, hamburgers, tacos, popcorn, and everything else you can think of. Similar to beer and wine, there are a few basic types that usually go better with certain types of foods. The main … Read More