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Hot Sauce News: March 19, 2019

Spicy Shark stories, Taco Bell saves another life and Smokin’ Ed discusses breeding peppers.

Welcome back to another edition of Hot Sauce News, the best in spicy, saucy and peppery news! Each Tuesday and Fiery Friday we reveal the best headlines from around the hot sauce world. If you enjoy yourself, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter.

Spicy Shark Profile did a nice profile on Spicy Shark this past week giving an inside look to owner Gabe DiSaverio. A self-proclaimed “spicy guy,” DiSaverio discusses the beginning of his business and his love of sharks. He even has an interesting proposition for current restaurants serving shark-fin soup, “For every restaurant that removes shark from its menu, he said, he’ll send them a free case of Spicy Shark hot sauce.” Always cool to see what hot sauce creators are passionate about.

Taco Bell Hot Sauce Saves Another Life

Admittedly when I saw this story I was ready to push up my glasses and say “well, actually hot sauce packets…” but then I read on and it’s a purely coincidental save of one man’s life. Still a fun story though. Essentially the man wanted some more heat in his tacos and while procuring more packets, a car drove straight through the establishment and directly into the table he was sitting at. Taco Bell works in mysterious ways.

Recipe of Last Week: Apple Mango Chutney

This past week we whipped up a nice Apple Mango Chutney in the Fartley Farms kitchen. Sweet with some heat, this chutney is ready to make any pork chop or piece of meat a little more a-peel-ing. Get it? We’ve still got some in the fridge and plan to try it out with our next recipe, a Jamaican rub, on some more pork chops.

Smokin’ Ed Currie Discusses Peppers

The Fairfield Sun Times re-posted a video from mid 2017 with Ed Currie talking about peppers and it’s still a gem. Once you get past the celebrity of Currie, he’s an incredible botanist and I love listening to him talk about the hybridization and breeding of peppers. I could definitely listen to a keynote presentation on peppers if he ever hosted at a festival. Who’s your favorite pepper person?

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