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  • smokinsteve
    Charter Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 316

    Hot Sauce History

    Hot sauce history from A to Z

    https://www.myrecipes.com/extracrisp...id=17588008421
  • Troutman
    Club Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 6879
    • Republic of Texallence

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    #2
    That's an interesting read. Years ago on PBS there used to be a program called "The Spice of Life". They keyed in on a certain spice and followed its origins and use throughout history. Fascinating program, I wish it was still on. Anyway one of the episodes was on the pepper and like the article says, it originated in Mexico, Columbus took it to the new world, then traders like Marco Polo introduced it into the Orient. Since then it's enjoyed phenomenal status in its many forms throughout the world's cuisines.

    Thanks for sharing, you reminded me again of the Spice of Life series !!!
    Last edited by Troutman; January 7th, 2019, 12:46 PM.

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    • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 450
      • Eastern NC
      • 2018 MAK 2 Star
        Charbroil Big Easy SRG

      #3
      That's a good read, I always like learnin' new stuff... moreso when it's something I'm actually interested in!

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      • jgreen
        Charter Member
        • Oct 2014
        • 2634
        • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
        • Cookers:
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        #4
        Cool story. Thanks.

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        • Troutman
          Club Member
          • Aug 2017
          • 6879
          • Republic of Texallence

          • OUTDOOR COOKERS
            22" Weber Kettle - Red Premium Limited Edition
            6 Burner Weber Summit Gasser
            22" and 18" Weber WSM Smoker
            18” Jumbo Joe
            36" double door Lyfe Tyme offset stick burner (SOLD !)
            Pitts & Spitts Pellet Pro 2436
            BBQ ACCESSORIES
            Classic Thermopen
            Thermoworks SMOKE
            Fireboard Pro with Pit Viper fan
            Grill Grates
            SNS for the 22" Weber kettle
            A-MAZE-N Smoker 12" Tube & Tray
            Weber stainless veggie basket
            Weber stainless fish basket
            Weber stainless rib rack
            Phat Mat cooking mats
            Barbestar BBQ Cooking Gloves
            WOOD & PELLET PREFERENCES
            For Beef (brisket, beef ribs, large clods/roasts) = 100% mesquite, oak or hickory
            For Chicken & other fowl = competition blend, cherry/oak/hickory
            For Turkey = 100% hickory or competition blend
            For Pork Shoulder = mesquite, oak or hickory
            For Pork Chops or Ribs = 100% applewood
            SOUS VIDE
            Anova Immersion Circulator 900 watt & 12 & 18 quart Rubbermaid containers with hinged sous vide lids
            INDOOR COOKWARE
            Generic Calphalon non-stick cookware set of pots and pans
            12" & 14" All-Clad Stainless skillets
            Cast Iron 12" skillet by Victoria
            La Creuset Cast Iron 7 quart Dutch Oven - Yellow Round
            La Creuset Cast Iron 7 quart Dutch Oven - Cherry Oval
            Old Revere Wear Copper & Stainless Pots (handed down)

            JA Henckels 15 piece Stainless Knife Set
            Victorinox 12" Fibrox Pro Slicing Knive
            Victorinox 6" Curved Boning Knife
            Set of Dalstrong Japanese Steak Knives

          #5
          Lo and behold thanks to the old interweb, YouTube and Wikipedia, The Spice of Life Series from 1983 still exists on line. Here is some interesting videos to further elaborate on the history and use of spices....

          The Spice of Life

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          • Dan Deter
            Club Member
            • Jun 2018
            • 340
            • Raleigh, NC
            • Weber Summit S-670
              Thermapen Mk 4

            #6
            While talking about Tabasco, they completely missed Texas Pete's existence...

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            • smokinsteve
              smokinsteve commented
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              Yep, Texas Pete made in Winston-Salem, didn't make the article. Neither did Frank's Hot Sauce. The gist of the article is how hot sauces came to be.
          • RonB
            Club Member
            • Apr 2016
            • 11789
            • Near Richmond VA
            • Weber Performer Deluxe
              SNS
              Pizza insert
              Rotisserie
              Smokenator 1000
              Cookshack Smokette Elite
              2 Thermapens
              Chefalarm
              Dot
              lots of probes.
              CyberQ

            #7
            That's a hot topic.

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            • CaptainMike
              Club Member
              • Nov 2015
              • 2301
              • The Great State of Jefferson
              • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
                Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
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                Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
                36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
                Fireboard
                Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

              #8
              A few years ago Collette planted some Tabasco peppers. One of my summer pastimes is to cruise the garden in the late afternoon with cocktail and stogie in hand, tasting and testing whatever looks ripe. I came across these innocent looking little peppers all brightly colored yellow and orange and decided to give one a taste. I bit off the tiniest morsel from the end and was instantly overwhelmed with pain! The heat fully encapsulated my mouth and literally took my breath away. I ran to the house like a scalded hound and plunged my face under the kitchen faucet for what seemed like an hour before the pain subsided. I don't eat them straight, but they make a great sauce and I recommend them to any of our gardeners out there.

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              • EdF
                EdF commented
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                That page has been in my book Cap!

              • CaptainMike
                CaptainMike commented
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                EdF as Harry Callahan said, A man's got to know his limitations.

              • EdF
                EdF commented
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                And life makes sure we do, regardless of our intentions!
            • Maineac
              Former Member
              • Dec 2018
              • 37
              • Central Maine

              #9
              Thanks for sharing the link. It's always interesting reading about the beginnings of such things but usually they are so ancient we have little accurate information.
              My wife and I spend a month each winter near NOLA and always go to New Iberia for two things, the first being a visit to Avery Island where Tabasco is made. They have a fun store with lots of samples (they believe in lagniappe), a new restaurant (sort of a tourist trap but it still has good grub), and a sort of jungle drive (which is worthwhile once). You can also do a mini tour of the manufacturing facility.
              Second, back in New Iberia proper can be found the Conrad Rice Mill. From Wikipedia - "Established in 1912, it is the oldest independently owned rice mill in the United States still in operation." It can be toured and it also has a fun store. We go there to pick up 40 or so pounds of Wild Pecan Rice, which to our thinking is the best rice grown in this country. They also have other culinary items which we like.
              So if you are ever in that neck of the woods, they are but two places worth a visit.

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              • jecucolo
                jecucolo commented
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                When I was in college I had to do a report on Shadows on the Teche which is als in New Iberia. Beautiful!

              • Maineac
                Maineac commented
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                Agreed. Very beautiful. We toured it a couple of years ago.

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