Tag Archives: Dave DeWitt

Super Bowl Fire: Salsa and Hot Sauce How To’s to Heat Up Game Day

1Super Bowl Sunday is closing fast. Instead of blorping some store-bought standard salsa into a dipping bowl, why not take a little time for a custom job? Here are three articles from our Fiery Foods and Barbecue Super Site for doing that, complete with recipes. Continue reading
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Meet the Hot Sauce Hall of Fame

image001Steve Seaborn, producer of the NYC Hot Sauce Expo, has announced the establishment of the Hot Sauce Hall of Fame, and will induct five industry leaders under the heading of “Lifetime Achievement Award.” Continue reading
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A Unique Superhot Podcast

PodcastsWe are all speaking about superhot peppers in general and the 'Carolina Reaper' specifically... Continue reading
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Chiles Reach Africa: An Excerpt from Dave DeWitt’s New Food History Book, Precious Cargo: How Foods from the Americas Changed the World

prrreciousThe most likely scenario for the introduction and spread of chile peppers into Africa south of the Sahara is as follows. Varieties of Capsicum annuum and chinense were introduced into all West and East African Portuguese ports during the 40 years between 1493 and 1533, with the introduction into West Africa logically preceding that of East Africa. The chiles were first grown in small garden plots in coastal towns by the Portuguese settlers and later by the Africans. Continue reading
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