PRODUCT: Hot-Hot-Hot Ghost Pepper Salsa

Here’s a salsa to enjoy while listening to Donna Summer belt “Hot Stuff.” It’s the first salsa we’ve tried from an artisan producer that uses the world’s hottest chile pepper—the ghost chile, or bhut jolokia. Salsa is a billion dollar industry in America, with consumer preferences trending to hot. Lots of people think that, for…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Barbecue Month & Brothers Sauces

Brothers BBQ sauces: layers of flavor.Photo by Sue Ding | THE NIBBLE.   May is National Barbecue Month. Among all the products people send “over the transom” for us to try, the largest category by far is barbecue sauce. We often say that, if aliens invaded THE NIBBLE offices, they’d think that earthlings lived on…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Savory Chocolate Garnish

Our friends at Chocolates El Rey tweeted an idea that may sound odd, but actually is a tasty touch: Grate bittersweet chocolate over red sauces: barbecue and pasta dishes, for example (hold the grated cheese). Beyond grating, chocolate provides richness in savory recipes: chocolate with meat and chocolate with chicken, for example. Savory chocolate dishes…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Chef Gerard & Chuck’s Salsa Verde

Salsa verde is made from the green tomatilloberry, which is not a tomato. Photo byHannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.   We’re a nation of salsa lovers; but much of that is salsa roja, red salsa. In Mexico, the land from which we obtained our love of salsa, it’s the opposite. Only the northern states of…
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PRODUCT: Sugar-Free Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue sauce can have as much refined sugar as dessert (we call the super-sweet ones “meat sugar”). People on sugar-free diets have limited choices if they want some BBQ. One manufacturer offering help is Chef Hymie Grande. The company has created a line of all-natural barbecue “glazes” flavored with low-glycemic agave nectar instead of other…
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