They have an extensive collection of dried chiles and bell peppers as well–more than 50 different chile products…
Carolina Reaper: Man Shatters World Eating Record
Wayne Algenio ate 119 grams of Carolina Reaper peppers at the New York Hot Sauce Expo. I don’t know how much money his colon owes him, but it must be a lot for Wayne to put that sort of savage beating on it. Did his lower GI borrow money from him for its mom’s operation or something?
Update: AmberFyre Foods Under Sole Ownership
Man, when I interviewed Amber Button and she told me she was merging her two food gigs into one with her the sole captain at the helm, I thought she meant “sometime down the line,” not “sometime later this week.” Here’s what she posted on her Facebook page earlier today.
Interview: AmberFyre’s Amber Button
If you’ve run into CaJohn Hard on the hot sauce show circuit, you know he’s partnered up with Amber Button for the AmberFyre product line. I’ve really liked what’s come out of that team up so far, especially the black cherry bourbon barbecue sauce. That said, Amber herself was an unknown to me. CaJohn isn’t one to join forces with just anybody, so I called her up this week for an interview on AmberFyre and her adventures in spicy.
Superhot Marinated Jamaican Jerk Pork
The technique of soaking a food in a liquid to flavor–or in the case of meats, to tenderize the cut–was probably brought to the Caribbean by the Spanish. A marinade is easier to use than a paste, and when grilling your jerk meats, the marinade can also be used as a basting sauce. “In Jamaica,” notes food writer Robb Walsh, “like Texas barbecue, jerk is served on butcher paper and eaten with your hands.” Serve this version of jerk with a salad and grilled plantains.
Reaper Cream Cheese: Burn! Tested
Someone bottled a cliff’s edge and named it Reaper Cream Cheese. By “someone” I mean International Society of Culinary Pyros. I met the stuff at this year’s show and just had to bring it home to play with on the grill.
Hot Sauce Nabs Brain Tumor
Eating a Carolina Reaper hot sauce always gets a reaction. Tearing, life flashing before your eyes, and a sudden hankering for Pepto and ice cream are my go-to’s. In this case, however, a reaper sauce detected a brain tumor via seizure.