Welcome to the home of the Hot Sauce Sensei ! I help spice up people's lives one hot sauce at a time through a variety of classes on crafting hot sauce, working with peppers, improving chili, pairing craft hot sauce with different dishes, personal recipe development and spicing up cocktails. Visit the Events page for details on coming classes and tasting opportunities.
In addition to helping people make their own custom hot sauce creations, I interview a number of hot sauce companies to provide inspiration for new recipes and/or to buy to complete your Complete Hot Sauce Pairing collection. Follow us on Twitter (@hotsauceblogger), IG (@hotsaucesensei) to see current recipe development and spicy cooking exploration.
Whether you can barely boil water or are a seasoned chef, if you like delicious, spicy food and think there's a hot sauce for every meal, you've come to the right place.
In addition to the recipes and techniques shared on the blog, we have a number of mini collections for purchase that include regionally and seasonally inspired hot sauce recipes in all heat ranges. Some examples include:
Louisville "Thanksgiving" Cranberry Bourbon
Savannah Haunted Green River
Buffalo "Wings and Weck" and its verde cousin, "The Green Buffalo"
Carolina Garlic Reaper Fig Mustard
Please visit the products page for more details on ordering these recipes sets.
This hot sauce cookbook is really more of a guide to help you unlock your signature hot sauce recipe.
Be the hit of your next:
12 Elements to Consider When a Making Hot Sauce Recipe
Building Flavor (Instead of Just Heat)
Flavor Pairings to Blend Like a Pro
Finding Suitable Substitutes for Peppers in Recipes
Food Mass Quantities for Optimal Texture
and much more...