You love hot sauce. And when someone has grown to love hot sauce as much as you do, it’s inevitable: you’ll eventually want to make your own because all the crappy spicy dressings in the stores just don’t tingle your taste buds the way you like. The Hot Sauce Cookbook is exactly what you need to get started on the path.
Written by Robb Walsh, it’s billed as a “definitive guide to the world’s most beloved condiment.” Filled with recipes and step-by-step instructions for dozens of sauces, it’s exactly the book you’ll want to reach for when you feel like experimenting in the kitchen. Who knows, you might end up stumbling upon a combination that ends up turning into your new favorite sauce.
The Hot Sauce Cookbook features both classic and new recipes, including homemade knockoffs of popular brands like Sriracha, Texas Pete and Frank’s RedHot, as well as fiery international sauces like Indonesian sambal, Ethiopian berbere and Meso-American salsas. Every step is detailed, from fermenting your own pepper mash to performing any cooking that needs to be done to how long each concoction can be kept in your pantry. If making your own stock of hot sauce isn’t enough, the book also includes over fifty recipes for dishes, such as Pickapeppa Pot Roast, Mexican Micheladas and others, that put spice front and center.
If you’re freaky about high-spice foods, we can’t imagine a more important book to insert into your library. The Hot Sauce Cookbook is available from Amazon, priced at $16.99.