Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Best of Hot Sauce Wednesday

Hot sauce has proven to be more of a challenge to blog about than I would have guessed. One reason is that there are lots of realllllly good hot sauce blogs out there already and many of those bloggers are prolific. Another reason is that I don't have the system for constantly testing hot sauces. By system, I mean tongue, stomach and other parts affected by consuming too much fire.

But there have been some fun posts, especially if you extend the definition of hot sauce to include mustard. Here are my favorites...

Cholula - it's not rare, small batch or particularly fiery. But it comes in one of the prettiest bottles I've ever seen and tastes great on grits.

Boog's Hot Sauce - Baltimore baseball legend Boog Powell can still be found smoking beef at Camden Yards. And he can mix up a pretty tasty hot sauce, too. This one also has a personal connection I'll always cherish.

Cleveland Mustard series - this one bubbled up at the end of the baseball season and dealt with the Cleveland ballparks' famous mustards. The first post posed the question - is there more than one brand of mustard? The second included input from various Clevelanders. And the third (and final?) post was the definitive taste test.


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