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Cookbook of the day – Hot Licks


Hot Licks – Great Recipes for Making and Cooking With Hot Sauces

by – Jennifer Trainer Thompson

Publisher: Chronicle Books; 1st Printing edition (May 1, 1994)

ISBN-10: 0811805751

ISBN-13: 978-0811805759

If you love fiery foods, this is a good book to have.  From pisques and sherries (infused vinegars and rums and other alcoholic spirits used as table condiments in the Caribbean) to a few well-chosen cocktails, this volume is quite useful for the many varieties of hot sauces and condiments that you can make. There are recipes for various dishes included and the book is peppered (sorry, couldn’t resist) with facts about hot peppers that you will find useful. You’ll find a limited list of commercial hot sauces with reviews (since the book was originally written, there’s been a literal explosion of hot sauces on the market). The book is Caribbean and Southwestern-centric with nary a word on Asian and and sub-continent cuisines and this is a large gaping hole. She’s no Dave DeWitt or Mark Miller, but this is a cool little book.

It’s not the ultimate information source on peppers and hot things, but this colorful little volume will help you expand your “hot culinary vocabulary”.  It would also make a nice gift for a pepper freak as it’s fairly cheap, striking from a graphic design and fairly small. It’s a good Secret Santa gift. this book might be out of print but at the time of this posting, Amazon has at least 10 vendors with new copies under $14, including an inscribed by the author copy from the author herself (the $14 entry).


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One response to “Cookbook of the day – Hot Licks

  1. Cookbook Software June 9, 2009 at 8:57 am

    I’ll have to look into this for sure. I can’t get enough of hot/spicy foods.

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