If you thought “The Bronx is Burning,” only meant something bad, think again as we welcome the team behind Bronx Hot Sauce for an educational (and spicy) panel at our Saturday Salon Series this coming Saturday (April 16th) at 1PM.
Coming on the heels of hosting the judging competition for the annual Screaming MiMi Awards, we’ll be talking to pepper farmers and local hot sauce makers at this ticketed event ($10 in advance here, or $15 at the door – includes all programming and hot sauce samples; additional food/beverages available for purchase).
Expected to be on this week’s panel:
- Kira Kinney of Evolutionary Organics in New Paltz (who also sells at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket on Saturdays) and who was recently featured in a Serious Eats article
- Lorrie Clevenger from Rise and Root who grows pepper sets for Bronx Hot Sauce
- John Crotty, hot sauce maker for Small Axe (who also sources peppers from Rise and Root)
- King Phojanakong, the master chef has created the hot sauce recipe for Small Axe (and of course our themed kitchen of the past year)
The Bronx Hot Sauce is a partnership among GrowNYC, Chef King Phojanakong and Small Axe Peppers. This collaboration was forged from the shared belief that the Bronx is a wonderful place capable of producing wonderful things. Small Axe is the manufacturer of Bronx Hot Sauce. Their peppers come from plants grown by Rise and Root. Local community gardens grow the peppers, and Small Axe buys them through the wholesale market and using King’s recipe makes the hot sauce marketed at the GrowNYC Greenmarkets and some retail outlets as Bronx Hot Sauce.
This buy-back model not only helps keep production local, it also provides direct support to the community gardens and gardeners. So come out this Saturday and meet the Hot Sauce Makers. And be sure to join us later this month in Brooklyn at the 4th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo.