Hot Sauce Bible

Hot Sauce Bible

by Dave DeWitt, Chuck Evans
     
 
It just doesn't get any hotter than this! The Hot Sauce Bible takes you on a journey exploring the role of hot sauces and chile peppers from around the world, with recipes, facts, folklore, anecdotes, web sites and a comprehensive cataloging of 1,600 hot sauces.

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It just doesn't get any hotter than this! The Hot Sauce Bible takes you on a journey exploring the role of hot sauces and chile peppers from around the world, with recipes, facts, folklore, anecdotes, web sites and a comprehensive cataloging of 1,600 hot sauces.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Until hot sauces got trendy about two decades ago, Americans were playing ketchup with the rest of the world, which has long appreciated fiery condiments. DeWitt, editor of Chile Pepper magazine and author of Fiery Appetizers, and Evans, a hot sauce collector, define their subject ("any sauce, regardless of thickness, that contains chile peppers") and extol its virtues: healthful, low in calories and fat, and versatile, with an unparalleled zip. While leading a lively tour of bottled and homemade heat (including barbecue sauces, sambals, srirachas, Tunisian Radish Relish, Israeli Sabra Dip and Trinidad Rum Sauce), they provide dozens of recipes organized by geographic region of origin, accompanied by a heat scale rating and suggested use. The informal layout includes reproductions of labels and playful sidebars (Hot Sauce Names on Animal Themes lists Viper Venom, Mad Dog Liquid Fire and Hogs Breath Salsa), and concludes with an annotated listing of Evans's hot sauce cellar. There is also a lengthy guide to the major mail-order sources, a listing for retail shops that specialize in spicy products and a generous bibliography. (May)
Library Journal
In case you didn't know it, collecting hot sauces is becoming an increasingly popular hobby. Evans, in fact, has acquired 1573 bottles to date. DeWitt, the editor of Chile Pepper magazine and author of more than a dozen cookbooks on spicy foods, has teamed up with him to present a catalog of the collection along with recipes and lore about hot sauces from all over the world. There are homemade versions of classics like Tabasco sauce as well as the specialties of major hot sauce locales, with 175 recipes in all. Photographs and listings of the more interesting labels and names are interspersed throughout the text. Jennifer Trainer Thompson's The Great Hot Sauce Book (Ten Speed, 1995) offers photographs and descriptions of each sauce included-but she covers a mere (!) 350 or so and provides just a few dozen recipes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895947604
Publisher:
Crossing Press, Inc., The
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.57(w) x 10.98(h) x 1.16(d)

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