Scott Roberts — Chilli Letter from America #3

by Scott Roberts on February 21, 2010 · 0 comments

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Scott Roberts

Scott Roberts

Not an abundance of news going on in these cold Winter months, just a lot of focus on the weather. The mid-Eastern United States had record-breaking blizzards, and at one point 49 out of the 50 States had measurable amounts of snow on the ground (with sunny, tropical Hawaii being the only holdout).

Thankfully there’s plenty of hot sauce to keep us warm. (Alright, scientifically neither hot sauce nor chilli peppers can not actually heat up a body, but it sure feels like it can sometimes, doesn’t it?) Since the last Letter From America I’ve reviewed Bee Sting Honey n’ Habanero Pepper Sauce, Uncle Bruthas ALLSAUCE No. 9 Chile Verde Garlic and Ginger Hot Sauce, Bainbridge Island Barbeque BBQ Sauces and Hot Sauces, Gameday Eats Hellfire Habanero Sauce and Lizards on the Bayou Gila Venom Habanero Sauce, among others.

While not really chilli-related, I’m happy to announce that I’m now appearing in a monthly segment on the BBQ Central Radio Show. The show is by far the largest podcast/live streaming about barbecue or grilling on the web, and on it I will be reviewing and recommending BBQ sauces, spices and rubs, and sometimes hot sauces.

The BBQ Central Radio Show

The BBQ Central Radio Show

The biggest news coming out of the American fiery foods industry has to be the upcoming 22nd Annual Fiery Foods and BBQ Show in Albuquerque, Nex Mexico. Occuring between the 5th and 7th of March, this is the largest trade show or convention of its kind in the world. For more information on it, go to

There’s also been a sizzling new chile pepper/hot sauce video blog that I’ve designed and will be heavily involved with. Called, the site was the brainchild of well-known online chilehead/reviewer Al “Buddah” Goldenberg. While videos have been done by lots of people on YouTube and on blogs, this is perhaps the first multiple-author site dealing with almost all videos and spicy food. The videos will contain spicy food, hot sauce and salsa reviews, product recommendations, people eating chilli peppers, cooking and recipes, plus lots of coverage of trade shows and chilehead gatherings. It’s slated to be informative and very fun at the same time.

Want more video mischief? James Beck of, who is also Dave “The Pope of Peppers” DeWitt’s Business Development Director, is traveling in a large Recreational Vehicle (RV) along with a small crew from their home town of Houston, Texas to their destination one thousand miles away in Albuquerque, New Mexico, just in time for the Fiery Foods Show. Whatever weird and wonderful happenings they see along the way will be captured on video and be documented on the upcoming blog site, The hi-jinks will begin on 26 February.

Of course, this brings us back to the Fiery Foods Show, where for the first time video (both pre-produced and live) segments will be streamed over the internet at the Fiery Foods website. Buddah and I, who will both be attending the FFS, have some very cool video ideas planned for during the show as well. As always, during whatever trade show I attend, I’ll have pictures and updates on my own site for each day of the event, and this is no exception. I also plan to run a contest for the people stuck at home that are not able to attend the FFS. Hint: I will be giving away free hot sauce! Visit within the next few days, as I will be posting details.

So keep these links bookmarked in your browsers and visit them often, and hopefully there will be enough good stuff to keep all of you
toasty warm until Spring arrives.
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