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 …

Sweet + Spicy Nono Sauce from Pharrell’s Williams Family Kitchen

A debut product from the Dean & DeLuca-produced brand, from a recipe by the iconic musician's father

Many of the best recipes aren’t in cookbooks. They exist in the minds of loved ones and they’re often tossed together without much consideration, pulled directly from sense memory—and the result is a concoction that’s composed with a little nostalgia and a lot of love. This is true for so many families all over the world. One of those families happens to be that of …

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 …