Hope you're having an awesome summer! Mine's been busy, but I'm looking forward to taking a vacation next week. I have an authentic mole sauce recipe from Cassandra of The Bomb Noms on my "to-cook" list for my vacation. Give it a try, and also let me know if you have any recipes you'd like to share with the group!
I had the President of Rowan University on the Craft Hot Sauce podcast last week. And I gotta say, Dr. Houshmand is the coolest college president, especially for chiliheads and hot sauce lovers. Dr. Houshmand makes hot sauce, and all the proceeds go towards emergency scholarship funds to students in need. Have a listen to my conversation with Dr. Houshmand and subscribe to our future podcast episodes here.
Before I go, I wanted to share a video series I stumbled upon in July. It's called The People We Meet and features entrepreneurs in Ireland. I found the videos super inspirational as a food business owner that's most focused on making a net positive impact in our community. Here's an episode about a shop in Dublin that also happens to sell one of my favorite hot sauces from Berlin, Crazy Bastard Sauce:
Have an awesome August, and if you're interested in trying out some sauces, check out our shop. I'd love to learn what sauces and flavors you're into and give you a recommendation. I'll see ya next month, and I'm excited to be able to finally share something I've been working on all summer in the next newsletter.
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I wanted your first note of the year to come from the hot sauce part of your life. Happy New Year! I hope you’re in good health and I’m counting on 2022 being a great year ahead.
I’m here to share a recent conversation I had, which is now on the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast. Sometimes when I write this newsletter or market a hot sauce, it’s not my most natural channel of communication. The podcast has grown to be my favorite way of connecting with the wider craft hot sauce community and sharing those experiences with you.
Hope you’re enjoying your week as we ease into the winter months. In the past couple of newsletters I’ve described the hustle and bustle of the chili pepper harvest season. I feel like the mania that built up during summer peaked a couple weeks ago at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo.
The event was everything we hoped for with lots of engagement with hot sauce enthusiasts and makers. We gave out more samples of Craic Sauce over a two day period than ever before, receiving lots of positive feedback, especially with our Brian Boru’s Curry sauce.