I recently visited the Houston, TX studio of Eat More Heat, where James Wreck, David Martin and I discussed (among other things) the opening of their new Houston hot shop called iBurn, corporate saucemakers, and how things are looking for artisanal sauce makers in the fiery foods industry.
Starting yesterday, Food Network blew the roof off of its hit series, Chopped, with the first of five themed episodes dubbed Chopped: Grill Masters. Over five weeks, the show was based outside at the nostalgic Old Tucson Studios in Arizona. Sixteen grilling professionals from around the country faced off in this captivating Wild West showdown. Mark Masker interviewed Rick Browne about competing on the show.
“Winning the Grand Prize of the 2006 Scovie Awards has put my company (Ashburn Sauce Company) and myself into another league in the sauce world and has opened a lot more doors.” –Willard Ashburn, Ashburn Sauce Company
I recently visited the Houston, TX studio of Eat More Heat, where James Wreck and his trusty sidekick David Martin produce a weekly live video program focusing on spicy product reviews, with a generous helping of irreverent humor. James shared his plans for a brand new hot shop he’s going to open, called iBurn!
Just in case you missed the news, the 2013 Scovie Awards Call for Entries has been live for over a week now and the entries are rolling in. The rules are here and the entry form is here. We have new and exciting categories this year. Pre-made tamales and pre-packaged chili categories have been added, as well as a “unique” subcategory to all the main categories. Adding the “unique” subcategory will give you more chances to win with all of your products!
If you’re the proud owner of a cordless drill and a coffee habit like me, you can have your own chimney starter for under $5 and you get a ton of java to boot. How? By making your own starter from a metal coffee can.
Every year, DISC-IT owners get together and compete in several different categories while benefiting UNM Children’s Hospital (which gets all of the proceeds). Some of the best and most unique dishes will be prepared. Sample dozens of different DISC-IT meals, collect recipes, and be the judge by voting for your favorite booth or meal.