Elijah and Bret from Elijah's Xtreme Hot Sauce come on the Craft Hot Sauce podcast. The father and son company is located in Charlotte, North Carolina and have been making sauces commercially in 2013.
I had the pleasure of meeting Elijah and Bret at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo and their Reaper Xtreme sauce was one of my favorite hot sauces last year.
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Cottage Lane Kitchen was founded by me in 2010, and it isn't only my business name, but also refers to a secret lane in Chapel Hill, NC where our family homestead was built in the 1950s. Four generations of my family have cooked and preserved spicy peppers out of love and tradition in that kitchen.
The last homemade batch of my family's spicy pepper relish was made by my Grandfather in the early 1990s. He grew chilies around the outside of the house and harvested and pickled them during my summer visits. I remember him watering the empty tin cans he buried beside each pepper plant.
Normally the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast interviews hot sauce makers all over the world. This episode is more of a riff from Brian the host about some of the things his hot sauce company Craic Sauce got up this summer.