Friday, August 14, 2009

F2: Just call me Mr. Tabasco

Welcome again to Friday's Feast. Today I'll be talking about my inherited desire for Tabasco sauce. If you don't know what Friday's Feast is all about, please read the Friday's Feast page for a more detailed explanation. If you want to join in on the feast— be sure to leave a comment and include the URL to your post so I and others can know of your contribution.

Participants in this weeks Feast are as follows:

Participants in this weeks Feast are as follows:

If any of you read my post Writer's Workshop: C is for Cookie you know that I was exposed to Tabasco sauce early on in my life. What you do not know is my natural affinity with the stuff.

According to my father, his Grandmother (my Great Grandmother) was born a McIlhenny. They lived in western Pennsylvania and not on Avery Island. Now… if any of those McIlhenny's from Avery Island ever lived, or even moved to Pennsylvania— then I am truly related to the Tabasco giants. This explains a lot:

  • Now I know why I do not prefer any other type of hot sauce and tend to always buy Tabasco.
  • Now I know why I can stand spicy foods so easily.
  • Now I know why I was so saddened when hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.

Next week I will be on vacation and will have Clark Kent help me out by guest posting for me— so I am not going to have a Friday's feast next week. Do not fear… the theme in two weeks will be "favorites". Do you have any favorite foods, or favorite things that you enjoyed eating as a child. Are there favorite food shows you like to watch, or even your favorite food celebrity. So… if you have anything that relates to this topic, be sure to leave a comment and include the URL so I can include you in the next feast. You now have twice as much time to prepare something— or even find that post from long ago… I'll be sure to add you in.


Anonymous said...

I grew up in Western Mass in the 70s and 80s. Only toward the end of that period was Mexican and Tex-Mex food becoming generally popular enough to warrant much brand variety at the market. So I don't think I realized there were any alternatives to Tabasco available. Or alternatives to Old El Paso Refried beans, for that matter.

Then I got married and moved to Southern California. And for years now, I've purchased store-brand refried beans and Tapatio hot pepper sauce. So does that make me Mrs. Tapatio?

Anonymous said...

I spent most of my child-hood out in New Mexico, so spicy hot food and me still get a long real well ( especially the peppers ! ) An old Army buddy of mine is 1/2 Cajun and drinks the stuff(Tabasco)like it's water. Me, I'll opt for the Tabasco on pork rinds,eggs,hash,etc. But here in Massachusetts it's near impossible to find the good stuff( homemade )...cheers!

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