February 24, 2014 Sriracha and other spicy condiments make us feel so good, even when they burn so bad. So what's going on in our tongues? A video breaks down the beloved hot sauce into its molecular components.
The Grinch sandwich: It has the power to ruin Christmas.
December 16, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, a holiday treat. We re-create the sandwich referenced in "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch": sauerkraut, toadstools, and (substitute) arsenic sauce.
Can't get enough of Sriracha? Now it can fill your belly and your screens.
December 15, 2013 Can't get enough of that extraordinarily popular hot sauce? Now you can eat it up with your eyes. A new 33-minute documentary traces the rise of Sriracha and the man behind the condiment phenomenon.
December 12, 2013 California health officials say bottles of the popular condiment shouldn't be shipped right away so that any micro-organisms inside can be controlled. The producer has also been told to partially shut down its factory to keep smells from irritating neighbors. Will this lead to a "srirachapocalypse?"
November 27, 2013 In Irwindale, Calif., city officials were peppered with complaints about smells coming from the hot sauce factory. Now a judge has said the plant must partially shut down while the company and authorities try to address the problem.
October 29, 2013 Some people in Irwindale, Calif., say the smells coming from the factory where the hot sauce is made are very irritating. They report burning eyes, sore throats and headaches. So the city has asked a judge to order a halt in production until a fix can be found.
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