Painting by Kristine Kainer
The food in Buenos Aires is delicious. But it is not spiced. Nary a pepper shaker appears next to the salt shaker on the table. After a few weeks there I could have put a nipple on a bottle of TABASCO® Original Red, because I craved something good and spicy, and that had some flavor from home. Now I travel with a bottle or two so I will never be deprived again.
Have Tabasco, Will Travel - Get it HERE
Tabasco is not just hot sauce. Its vinegar base makes it a flavor enhancer, and just about everything tastes better with it. One day I am going to put it on red velvet cake or on chocolate ice cream, because peppers and chocolate are a match made in heaven.
My favorite Tabasco infusion is in mayonnaise. It's so simple. I just add a few drops to mayo, sometimes home made mayo. And every time I serve it people ooh and ah. Tabasco has a pre-made mayonnaise that's very good too HERE
Mayo infused with Tabasco - Yummy!
So with this weekend being Super Bowl Sunday, I reckon a few bottles of Tabasco will be cracked open. Try it on pizza, in dips, and in mac and cheese. The options are endless! Tabasco is "So Much More Than Hot." It unlocks or enhances the flavor of food so you can get the best of every bite. Check out ten ways to doctor up delivery HERE
How do you use Tabasco? Got any great recipes or tips for us?
Every table in the South has a Tabasco bottle holder - HERE
Tabasco comes from Avery Island, which is 140 miles west of New Orleans. It's a salt dome island, and salt was actually mined there up until the Civil War. In fact Avery Island supplied 22 million pounds of salt to the Confederate army, up until the Union army invaded the island and destroyed everything.
"Every well-set New Orleans table has an
Adler's silverplated caddy for when company calls." HERE
Avery Island is the home of the McIlhenny family and their employees, who are the only ones allowed to live there. Among other things, the McIlhennys are expert pepper growers, and have been growing them and making Tabasco since 1860.
Avery Island is also a major nature preserve, and a living museum of 450 species of camellias, many of them rare and endangered HERE
Read about the camellias of Avery Island HERE in The New York Times
Spring is just around the corner, and I plan to take a road trip to Avery Island to see it in its first glorious bloom, and to stock up on a few gallons of Tabasco.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TABASCO® Original Red. All opinions are 100% mine.