Whiskey junkie that I am, I was sucked into a story online today about how the “Holy Grail of Whiskey” had sold for $1 mil at auction and that got me thinking about hot sauce.
I’m not surprised Chip Hearn concocted ghost pepper ice cream at his Rehobeth Beach, Delaware joint, The Ice Cream Store. Given his love for spicy and his other love for ice cream, it was only a matter of time before he set those two crazy kids up, let nature take its course, and gave us the resulting lovechild that is his ghost pepper ice cream.
A few months back, our own Dave DeWitt was among the inaugural nominees for the new Hot Sauce Hall of Fame. The winners were announced at the New York Hot Sauce Expo this weekend. How easy was it to get in? Well…
A lot of three year “growth problems” are cured with antibiotics or bleach. Not this one. Peppers at the Beach turned three this May and creator/promoter Chip Hearn’s biggest growing pain comes from keeping the event small enough to retain its tailgating feel. So many chefs wanted to compete that he actually had to turn some away.