Recipe Videos: An epic TABASCO® Taquiza
Whenever I say that I helped Hispanic Kitchen create a video for TABASCO® I can barely believe it because not only do I LOVE TABASCO®, but I adore the story behind the company.
This short little cheeky video illustrates me doing what I love.
My passion for this hot sauce escalated when I watched a 60 Minutes episode on TABASCO®.
Did you know TABASCO® is made on Avery Island, a private stretch of land in Louisiana that is actually not an island - it is a huge dome of rock salt? The company is private and still run by the family of its creator, Edmund McIlhenny.
It's 100% American, although I had previously thought it was a Mexican sauce before watching the 60 Minutes segment.
The detail that still goes into creating the famous hot sauce, which has been a staple in my kitchen since I was a little girl, blew my mind. Following company tradition, peppers are still picked by hand. The same day the peppers are picked, they are mashed, mixed with a small amount of Avery Island salt, placed in white oak wooden barrels, and allowed to ferment and then age for up to three years.
Sanjay Gupta couldn't have said it better: "I don't know that something could taste better because you know the story of it, but it sure seems like it."