Author(s): Jennifer Trainer Thompson
This title contains everything hot-sauce fans need to know to make their own signature hot sauces and then cook with them. What makes a hot sauce hot? What are the basic ingredients? Chile peppers - how to find, purchase, and work with the best chillies for the flavour you want. Hot sauce is good for you and is a tasty way to add flavour to reduced-salt foods. Capsaicin, the chemical that makes chilli peppers hot, is a potent anti-inflammatory agent; it may help to relieve migraines, sinusitis, and arthritis and to encourage cancer-cell death.
"When the Smithsonian does an exhibition on hot sauces in America, let's hope the curator is Jennifer Trainer Thompson. She's the author, traveler, chef, shiitake-farmer and hot sauce creator who set it all in motion....she brought popularity and polish to an otherwise obscure hobby practiced by culinary eccentrics across the country." Chile Pepper
"We're having a heat wave, and the weather has nothing to do with it. It's because Jennifer Thompson wants to take us 'mouth surfing' through the world of hot sauces." Minneapolis Star Tribune