I hope you aren't too sick of winter at this point, and if you are, you should be having more hot sauce! It's been a mild winter in New England, and fellow chili growers have been focused on getting their new chili seedlings and dreaming about their new hot sauce recipes. I am just preparing my golden ghost and el jefe jalapeno pepper seedlings, and I’m thinking about some other produce to pair with those chilies to experiment with some new original recipes.
As the summer approaches I'll be sharing some recipes, but if you aren't too secretive about your hot sauce recipe, feel free to share on our blog.
Although it was the shortest month of the year, we heard from some really cool craft hot sauce companies leading the charge on the Hot Sauce Revolution. This month we had 3 unique Craft Hot Sauce Profiles:
Howler Monkey Sauces - Jacksonville Beach company with Panama influences
Taylor's Ultimate - Artisanal small-batch hot sauce company from Miami
Gindo's Spice of Life - Up and coming Los Angeles Hot Sauce company
In March, we have some new podcasts coming up and lots of new small-batch hot sauce companies to learn about and learn from.
Thanks for the support and being part of this large hot sauce movement!
Small Batch Craft Hot Sauce Company from the Jacksonville Beach area. Their sauce is inspired by their Panamanian roots.
We've had many Hot Sauce companies featured from Florida, but this is our first Miami artisanal hot sauce company.
Gindo's Spice of Life offers a wide range of hot sauces for all types of chiliheads. They are located in the west coast hot sauce capital of Los Angeles.
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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.