Calling all foodies! If you crave food that is cooked over a fire or feels like fire in your mouth, then The 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!
Houston, Texas sauce maker Kevin Billings of High Octane Sauce Co. drops by the Skype chatline and talks with Scott about his approach to making his signature hot sauces, BBQ sauces and salsas. In his Ken’s Fiery World segment, Ken Alexander converses with Scott about building a heat tolerance, and Scott lists his Top 10 favorite pepper-based hot sauces of all time. Plus, Scott reviews Rocky Mountain Sriracha.
Scott Thomas of GrillinFools.com and BBQ author Arthur Aguirre take part in an extended discussion about all things grilling and barbecue, give outdoor cooking tips and toss around recipe ideas, and talk about the state of BBQ around the St. Louis, Missouri area.
The Firecast with Scott Roberts: Firecast Podcast Episode #53 – Texas-Sized Edition Featuring Dan Arnold of Sucklebusters BBQ
This time out on The Firecast Podcast, we’re proud to feature an episode as big and as grand as the Lone Star State! Our core focus is on Texas, and for the Firetalkers interview segment, Scott talks to Dan Arnold of Sucklebusters from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, makers of some mighty fine tastin’ BBQ sauces and rubs. For his Ken’s Fiery World piece, chilehead reviewer and blogger Ken Alexander chats with Scott about some of the things that makes Texas food so distinctive. The review of the week is Houston-based company SilverLeaf International and their Ghost Pepper Salsa, and Scott gives a quick tip about smoking big Texas-sized beef briskets.
Debuting this episode is a new segment from industry veteran Mike Greening of Mike & Diane’s Gourmet Kitchen, both the maker of Ring of Fire Hot Sauces and friend of the show. Mike will give some so-awesome-it’s-ridiculous advice on how sauce makers can cut costs and save loads of cash in their operations!
The Firecast with Scott Roberts: Firecast Podcast Episode #52 – Interview with Chad Lowcock of Race City Sauce Works
One of the prominent flavor maestros in the artisan food crafting field, Chad Lowcock of Race City Sauce Works, joins Scott via Skype and talks about the method behind his madness, as well as his new line of drinkable chocolate elixirs he puts out under the Owem G. Willikers brand. Chilehead reviewer Ken Alexander reports on his experience at the Second Annual New York City Hot Sauce Expo, and Scott reviews Stung Tongue Ghost Pepper Candies.
Scott chats with the head honcho of Sweet Sunshine Sauces, Paul Harris, and finds out how Paul developed his unique line of brilliant condiments that defy description. On the same theme of sauces that defy easy categorization, Ken and Scott discuss several products that don’t fit neatly into one genre of sauce. Scott reviews Trini Mike’s Original Hot Sauce; and for his foodie tip of the week, Scott explains how a dental tool can help you in the kitchen.
Seems like I’ve been doing this blogging thing for so long that this is the third or fourth time I’ve gone through a “busy”/”personal” period.
First, I’d like to preface all this by saying that things are generally great. There are no huge crisis that I’m wading through. I’m not planning to quit the blogging game or reviewing products in the foreseeable future.
It’s just that I’m generally busy. No, correction…make that absolutely buried. Between holding down two jobs and being a full-time single dad, it’s not easy finding a lot of time to grill, cook, taste new products, let alone write and podcast about them. A good portion of my daily meals are of the super…
In this special 50th episode, regular Firecast contributor Ken Alexander joins Scott, and together they name what they consider to be their top favorite hot sauces, BBQ sauces and seasonings of the year.
The Audio Weekly Firecast with Scott Roberts: Weekly Firecast Podcast Episode #49 – Conversation with Mike Greening of Mike and Diane’s Gourmet Kitchen, makers of Ring of Fire Hot Sauces Mike Greening of the famous Mike and Diane’s Gourmet Kitchen, makers
The Audio Weekly Firecast with Scott Roberts: 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
The Audio Weekly Firecast with Scott Roberts: Weekly Firecast Podcast Episode #47 – Listener Feedback 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,
The Audio Weekly Firecast with Scott Roberts: Weekly Firecast Podcast Episode #46 – Bloggers Roundtable Discussion 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
The Audio Weekly Firecast with Scott Roberts: 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
The Audio Weekly Firecast with Scott Roberts: 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 Audio Weekly Firecast with Scott Roberts: 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
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
The Audio Weekly Firecast with Scott Roberts: 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 Audio Weekly Firecast with Scott Roberts: 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