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The Sriracha Cookbooks

Two Hot Cookbooks For Totally Tasty Sriracha Recipes

You’ve probably come across that bottle of Sriracha in your cabinet or fridge a few times and wondered what else you can do with it other than spicing up a few staples. Well, there are lots of really kicking Sriracha recipes out there, and if you’ve got any basic cooking knowledge, you can create some pretty amazing dishes that use Sriracha sauce as an ingredient.

Here are our two favorite Sriracha cookbooks – one for the meat eaters out there and another for those that like things totally vegetarian (and both from the same author.) You’ll definitely find more than a few recipes in each that’ll fill your spicy food craving in creative culinary ways. 

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Sriracha sauce ingredients

Sriracha Ingredients: What’s In This Popular Hot Sauce?

Sure anyone with a love of chili peppers has likely tasted Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, but do you know what peppers are in there? The Sriracha label says the generic “Chili” which, any lover of spicy foods knows, opens up a wide world of what it hot pepper it could be.

Let’s take a look at those Sriracha ingredients and get a better understanding of what makes this popular hot sauce tick. There’s a surprising hot pepper behind the heat that many people don’t realize exists. 

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number on the bottom of a tabasco bottle

What Does The Number On The Bottom Of A Tabasco Bottle Mean?

Some may have noticed it before – and for others this may be a surprise – but every bottle of Tabasco hot sauce has a number on the bottom of the bottle. People have questioned that number since Tabasco bottles have been on store shelves. Some people believe that it has to do with the heat of the hot sauce inside, ranging on a scale from one to forty. But that is far from the truth. So what does the number on the bottom of a Tabasco bottle mean?

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Best Sriracha Gifts – From Useful To Funky!

Sriracha is one of those brands that goes well beyond the product it makes. With its funky label and iconic rooster – not to mention its incredible taste –  it has reached cult status. And with that status has come a lot of cool Sriracha shirts, books, and other Sriracha gifts that make for real fun gift-giving.

Are you looking for the perfect set of Sriracha gifts? Then definitely check out some of the top selections below. There’s something here for every type of hot sauce lover – from the spicy food chef to the vintage t-shirt collector and beyond.

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Old Bay seasoning substitute

What Is In Old Bay Seasoning?

What a delicious powder Old Bay seasoning is! If you have any Maryland roots, this is a powder you’ve lived with for a long time. It’s a favorite for seasoning Maryland crabs, and it’s had a long tradition in regional southern cuisine.

But these days Old Bay has gained national popularity, and a lot of that has to do with the spicy little kick it delivers. What is in Old Bay seasoning that delivers this hint of heat? What gives it its surprisingly rich flavor? There’s a lot to this powder, and it’s all so good.

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Cholula Hot Sauce Primer

Cholula Hot Sauce 101: A PepperScale Primer

You’d have to be under a rock to have never seen a bottle of Cholula Hot Sauce. It’s offered in many restaurants, from famous national diners like Denny’s to the likes of California Pizza Kitchen and Boston Market. Many online stores and supermarkets carry them too. But what’s up with this Mexican hot sauce brand? What flavors are available and what heat should you expect?

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Blair's hot sauce

Five Lesser Known Hot Sauce Brands That You Must Try

Sure you’ve likely tried a few Tabasco hot sauces in your time. Maybe the famous rooster sauce Sriracha by Huy Fong Foods has a place in your kitchen cabinet (or on your t-shirt). You may have also come across the likes of Cholula and El Yucateco at your supermarket. But there’s a deeper and, some would say, vastly more interesting world of hot sauce brands out there than the ones you most often find. 

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