Weekly Firecast – Spicy Food, BBQ and Hot Sauce Podcast Show
Calling all foodies! If you crave food that is cooked over a fire or feels like fire in your mouth, then the Weekly Firecast is for you! Scott Roberts covers, reviews, and talks all things BBQ, grilling, hot sauce, chile peppers, fiery foods, salsa, buffalo wings, chili con carne and all other hot, saucy and spicy stuff! Subscribe to the podcast, and savor the burn! Proudly part of the 2GuysTalking Podcast Network.
Weekly Firecast Podcast Episode #48 - Interview with Chile Pepper Growers Ed Currie and Jim Duffy
It’s another white-hot episode, with a pair of growers of the stingingest chile peppers on the planet! This time out, it’s a joint interview with Ed Currie of the Puckerbutt Pepper Company (and new holder of the Guinness World Record for Hottest Chilli for his Carolina Reaper pepper) and Jim Duffy of Refining Fire Chiles, as they respond to a recent article on chile peppers put out by Maxim Magazine. Also, in his regular segment, Ken Alexander recaps the end of the 2013 hot sauce festival season, and Scott reviews Madison Chocolatiers West’s Gateway to Hell Spicy Caramel Sauce.
Scott once again opens the Firecast mailbag and answers your feedback! Topics include chilehead communities in LinkedIn, my top 10 favorite hot sauces of all time, what exactly is the world’s hottest chile pepper, if TryMe Tiger Sauce is indeed a hot sauce, and why the Firecast includes advertisements.
The grand tradition continues in our biggest fiery foods blogger round table chat yet! Joining Scott were Joe and Linda Levinson of The Hot Zone Online; Michael Hultquist of Chili Pepper Madness; freelance reviewer “Firehead” Thomas Gately, Ken Alexander of It’s a Fiery World; and Brian and Marilyn Meagher of Hot Sauce Daily. We discuss such topics as what we think is the most under-utilized pepper in sauces and cooking, the crossover between BBQ and hot sauces, and introducing an official annual chilehead holiday.
In his regular segment, Ken reviews the Bic FlameDisk®.
Weekly Firecast Podcast Episode #45 - Dave DeWitt on the Chile Pepper Harvest, Plus Jungle Jim’s Weekend of Fire
The Pope of Peppers, Dave DeWitt, returns to chat with Scott about the Fall chile pepper harvest. Later, Scott converses with Jim Beckett and Stephanie Adams of Jungle Jim’s International Market about the 7th Annual Weekend of Fire Hot Sauce Show in Fairfield, Ohio. Blogger Ken Alexander gives an overview on his recent trip to San Diego to meet with chile grower Jim Duffy of Refining Fire Chiles, and Scott reviews Men P’aw Gourmet Hot Sauce. Links mentioned in the episode:
Carol Borge of the Houston Hot Sauce Festival and Rick McMillen of the Chile Pepper Extravaganza
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Weekly Firecast Podcast Episode #44 – Fall Fiery Foods Festivals Special with Carol Borge of the Houston Hot Sauce Festival and Rick McMillen of the Chile Pepper Extravaganza
It’s now the heart of the early Autumn Fiery Foods Festival season! During the Ken’s Fiery World segment, blogger and reviewer Ken Alexander chats with Scott about the plethora of spicy food shows and events during this Fall. Scott then features a double header set of interviews: one with Carol Borge of the Houston Hot Sauce Festival, and then later with Chile Pepper Magazine publisher Rick McMillen who discusses the upcoming Chile Pepper Extravaganza in New Orleans. Scott also reviews KFC’s Hot Shot Bites. Links mentioned in the episode:
Weekly Firecast Podcast Episode #43 – Talkin’ Chili with Cindy Reed Wilkins of Cin Chili
Former International Chili Cookoff Champion Cindy Reed Wilkins chats with Scott about her Texas roots, her products available via her Cin Chili line, and how you can make the best bowl of chili con carne at home whether you prefer beans or no beans. Scott also gives a brining tip and reviews Blaze Gourmet‘s Hot Blueberry Love Hot Sauce.
Weekly Firecast Podcast Episode #42 – Chat with Doug Crane of Dragons Blood Elixir
One of the most underrated craft sauces makers in the business, Chef Doug Crane of Dragons Blood Elixir, tells the story behind the production of his gourmet pepper condiments. Ken and Scott have a lengthy discussion about hot sauce and spicy food blogs. And in the sauce review of the week, Scott tests out Johnny Secreto BBQ Sauce.
Weekly Firecast Podcast Episode #41 – Spicy Food Adventures with Travel Host Kevin McCarthy
The Travel Planner host and radio personality Kevin McCarthy joins Scott in the studio and talks about cuisine on the Boudin Trail in Louisiana, dining in China, Indian food in London, peppery alcohol in Germany, and more! Ken Alexander reviews Southern Recipe brand Hot n’ Spicy Pork Rinds and Cheesy Jalapeno-Flavored Cheese Curls, and Scott talks about chimney starters.
Weekly Firecast Podcast Episode #40 – Summer Barbecuing and Grilling Chat with the Grill Girl Robyn Medlin Lindars, Plus Scott’s Rants
Robyn Medlin Lindars, AKA The Grill Girl, connects via Skype and chats about grilling and BBQ ideas for the summer. Scott also rants about ZestFest Midwest and the select number of low-IQ people who contact him. Ken Alexander get into a lengthy duscussion about being a chilehead on social networking/social media sites, and Scott reviews four different products from Karma Sauces.
Weekly Firecast Podcast Episode #39 - ZestFest Midwest Preview with Greg Bagarozy and CaJohn Hard
Both Spicy Food Productions LLC President Greg Bagarozy and Ohio-based sauce maker CaJohn Hard return to join Scott and talk about the new ZestFest spinoff show, ZestFest Midwest in Columbus, Ohio. Ken Alexander talks about how to add flavor and lose weight by adding spice to your diet, and Scott tells you how to cold-smoke chile peppers.
Weekly Firecast Podcast Episode #38 - Hot Sauce Festival Chat with Dana Romero
The Chairman of the most recent Cajun Hot Sauce Festival, Dana Romero, stops by the Firecast for a fiery interview. Dana discusses his ambitious plans for the upcoming International Hot Sauce Festival, which is slated to be held in a different city every subsequent year, plus his concept for a World Hot Sauce Awards. Regular guest Ken Alexander chats with Scott about the proliferation of spicy foods in the mainstream diet, Scott reviews Red CAT-astrophe Hot Sauce made with red wine, and tells you how to achieve bite-through skin in your barbecued chicken.
Weekly Firecast Podcast Episode #37 – Scott Zalkind of Lucky Dog Hot Sauces Interview
One of the hottest new pepper sauce concoctors to hit these parts in a while, Scott Zalkind of Lucky Dog Hot Sauces, drops by and chats with Scott Roberts. Blogger and reviewer Ken Alexander returns from a trip up to the Pacific northwest, the Yukon and Alaska, Scott reviews Fireque Original Kentucky BBQ Sauce, and gives a quick foodie tip about charcoal.
Weekly Firecast Podcast Episode #36 - Insanity with Dave Hirschkop of Dave’s Gourmet
Dave Hirschkop of Dave’s Gourmet stops by and joins Scott for an interview, and discusses his origins of using chile pepper extract with his famous Dave’s Insanity Sauce, how he branched out with super-hot sauces and how he’s hit a flavor home run with his distinctive pasta sauces. Scott reviews Spicey Rooster Bourbon BBQ Sauce and dispenses a saucy tip of the week.
Weekly Firecast Podcast Episode #35 - John “The Creator” Dilley of DEFCON Sauces Chats Chicken Wings and More
John Dilley, AKA DEFCON Creator, of New Jersey-based Defcon Sauces, talks to Scott about world domination through buffalo wing sauces! John discusses the origins of his award-winning products, his famous Deathmatch wing-eating contests, his attention-grabbing marketing efforts, how to make the perfect fried chicken wings, and dishes out advice for young, up-and-coming hot sauce companies. Scott also suggests roasting chile peppers in his Foodie Tip of the Week, and reviews Southern Recipe brand Hot n’ Spicy Pork Rinds and Cheesy Jalapeno-Flavored Cheese Curls.
Weekly Firecast Podcast Episode #34 - Adam Fehr of Endorphin Farms Talks About Co-Packing Sauces
Adam Fehr, general manager of Florida-based co-packing company Endorphin Farms, answers questions about using a co-packer and when a young hot sauce or BBQ sauce maker should use a third-party company to bottle their products. Weekly guest Ken Alexander lists what he thinks are the top best hot sauces for beginners, and Scott offers a fiendishly tricky suggestion for his Foodie Tip of the Week.