Consider the implications of your homemade hot sauce recipe as it relates to flavor, marketing, and future sales. Do you want it to be all-natural? How do you feel about salt? Does your sauce need thickening, and if so will you use a natural thickener? How do you feel about thickening your sauce with xanthan gum, which is a common thickening and stabilizing agent?
Cookbook author Jennifer Trainer Thompson is a leader in the spicy foods movement. Now, with her latest book, “Hot Sauce!,” hot sauce fanatics can create custom hot sauces themselves.
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