Sarah Poole/News A bowl of homemade salsa is great way to kick off National Hot Sauce Day on Jan. 22.

Sarah Poole/Mount Vernon News

A bowl of homemade salsa is great way to kick off National Hot Sauce Day on Jan. 22. Request this photo

 

MOUNT VERNON — Experimentation with spicy peppers and hot sauces is quickly becoming a fun new trend in 2018. According to a recent article on www.foodbusinessnews.net, 90 percent of Americans eat spicy foods and 25 percent of Americans report that they have recently been consuming more hot and spicy foods than in previous years.

So, in honor of America’s increasing love of all things spicy, why not kick off National Hot Sauce Day, Jan. 22, with a delicious, homemade salsa to share with your friends and family?

I enlisted the help of Ron Buena of La Paloma, 200 S. Main St., to enlighten me about which spicy peppers taste the best in hot sauces and salsas.

“It all depends on the salsa that you’re making,” Buena told the News. “We used roasted (jalapeno) peppers because it gives you a better taste. Some people like it spicy; the habaneros are really spicy.”

 

Sarah Poole: 740-397-5333 or spoole@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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