Product of the Pepper: Inside Cholula’s Chapala Factory

The flavors of traditional Mexico translated for an international audience

Set on the northwestern bend of Lake Chapala, in the town the lake is aptly named after, is Cholula Hot Sauce‘s only production facility, SANE—a place they’ve inhabited for more than three generations. Their sauces aren’t the hottest, per the Scoville scale, but they boast the prideful and ritualistic flavors of Mexico‘s matriarchy (in fact, the woman adorning their bottles is an abuelita in the …

Feeling the Burn

Six different indie foods to relieve your spicy fix, from Hawaiian beef chips to sweet Korean gochujang

There’s something about the temperature rising that makes you want to follow suit. If you’ve found yourself pouring Cholula over every single dish lately (I too, purchase mine in bulk by the half-gallon), break out of the rut with these artisanal delights that show off the versatile use of chile peppers, from sweet to smoky. Rather than try to make you cry, these handmade foods …

Animated Recipe: Charred Shishito Peppers

A super-easy guide to cooking a healthful, tasty treat using this popular vegetable

Originating in East Asia, shishito peppers are growing in popularity all over the world; popping up on restaurant menus, at farmer’s markets and grocery stores over the last couple of years. While these peppers are not traditionally spicy (on average one in every 15-20) every once in a while, you will find a pepper with a serious kick. This is a delicious, easy recipe to …