Chile Pepper Magazine & The Blogs
Don’t say I didn’t warn you. The latest Chile Pepper Magazine is dedicated to hot sauce (press release here & first notice) and the HSB is featured, as well as The Hot Zone Online. The editors at [tag]Chile Pepper[/tag] went to great lengths to research and interview lots of collectors, as well as reviewing 100’s of hot sauces.
If you don’t have a subscription, you can get one here – This issue pays a great homage to [tag]hot sauce[/tag] and hot sauce lovers. I’ve been a long time subscriber, with issues dating back to 1991 – back when the issues were predominately black and white, but this is truely the first issue dedicated to hot sauce.
Chile Pepper is a true gourmet foodie magazine with a lot more spice, the articles tend to work in more recipes and not so much spice that newb chileheads would run for the hills. On the other hand, Fiery Foods & BBQ, started by Dave Dewitt (former editor of CP) slants towards industry related news and show coverage (the 2006 Fiery Foods Show is fast approaching). On the flip side, Chile Pepper Magazine also puts on the ZestFest where entrants vie for the coveted Golden Chile – the industry equivalent of an Oscar.
Living in NYC, I had the great fortune of visiting the Chile Pepper head quarters for a photo op for this months Fire Side Chat (no, that is not my computer). Beyond housing the hub of CP, the offices are also home to lots of cheerleaders (LifeStyle Media – the parent company of CP also has several cheerleader magazines). Chiles & Cheerleaders – yum!