The tabasco pepper is the best-known cultivar of this species, being the primary ingredient in the famous sauce that is now more than 125 years old.
Sriracha, wildfires, movie stars, and big anniversaries. That’s this week’s Hot News.
George Dickel Tennessee Whisky and McIlhenny Company’s TABASCO Brand Pepper Sauce have gone the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup route.
I don’t know how you’re celebrating National Hot Sauce Day, but I’m working on a blueberry nasharab sauce for some chicken. I’ll post the results and review tomorrow. Meanwhile, I thought I’d share some history factoids from the early days of hot and spicy sauce for your amusement.
This Sunday, August 3rd, 60 Minutes is running a story on the billion dollar hot sauce industry we all know and love. The subject: the most famous hot sauce maker in the world, Tabasco. Here’s a link to a preview clip.
The next time Easter and April Fool’s fall on the same day, I’m going to wrap one of these as a Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg and give it to a certain buddy of mine as a “gift.” Asad Khan, owner of India Dining in Warlingham, UK applied some serious fire to the chocolate Easter egg this year. He used a ghost chile, a scotch bonnet and a habanero in the recipe.
Paul McIlhenny, CEO and Chairman of the Board of McIlhenny Company, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at the age of 68. A sixth-generation member of the family to live on Avery Island and fourth-generation member to produce Tabasco brand Original Red Sauce, Mr. McIlhenny joined McIlhenny Company in 1967 and directly oversaw the production and quality of all products sold under the Tabasco brand for 13 years.
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