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Best Hot Sauces for Global Cuisines – Your Passport to Food Adventure

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Best Hot Sauces for Global Cuisines – Your Passport to Food Adventure

Sure, hot sauce is awesome on food like tacos, wings, and eggs. Everyone knows that. And most people stop at these hot sauce staples. However, there's literally a whole world of cuisines just waiting for you to pair with the perfect hot sauce. Here are some of our favorites. Italian → Foo Foo Mama Choo, Bhuty ThymeWhen it comes to Italian food, most people halt their spice level somewhere around "zesty". For those of you brave enough, check out High River Sauces Foo Foo Mama Choo. Its red pepper and tomato-based sauce pairs well with any Italian fare, and then...

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How to Properly Store Your Hot Sauce

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How to Properly Store Your Hot Sauce

To refrigerate, or not to refrigerate? That is the question. Most people assume all condiments should be refrigerated after opening. So, what about hot sauce? The quick answer is: it depends. Follow This Basic Rule While most hot sauce is fairly shelf-stable due to the highly acidic environment created by the vinegar and relatively high salt content, a sauce's stability really depends on the pH level. But, unless you're carrying around a pH Meter like this one, you'll need some easier rules to follow. As a general rule, if your hot sauce has vegetables, eggs or fruits in it (like...

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Why Hot Sauce Boosts Your Metabolism

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Why Hot Sauce Boosts Your Metabolism

You’ve probably heard somewhere that hot sauce boosts your metabolism. Is this just another one of those internet myths, or is there some truth to it? We’ll cut to the chase: it’s true! And we’ll prove it with a little bit of spicy science. via GIPHY Burn, Baby, Burn! So, what exactly is a metabolism, and why do people blame their weight gain on it? Your metabolism is simply a way of describing how many calories your body burns in one day. Tons of factors contribute to your metabolic rate: your genetics, gender, age, height, weight, level of physical activity, as...

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Event Recap: 2017 NYC Hot Sauce Expo and Screaming Mi Mi Winners List

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Event Recap: 2017 NYC Hot Sauce Expo and Screaming Mi Mi Winners List

This past weekend, April 22nd & 23rd, we had the pleasure (and pain) of attending the 5th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo in Brooklyn, New York. This event brings together one of the biggest crowds of hot sauce and spicy food enthusiasts from around the world every year for a weekend of spicy fun. Attendees and vendors made the trek to NYC from as far away as the United Kingdom and New Zealand! During this two-day event, we sampled hundreds of hot sauces, BBQ sauces, and seasonings from nearly every one of the 50 vendors, and had the opportunity to...

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