Once dubbed as the “hottest food show in the world,” the 20th National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show is upon us once again. As it has been for the past two years, the trade show is going to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. To be precise, it is going to be held at the Sandia Resort and Casino Events Center.
For those of you who have the taste for something a bit spicier, then you should definitely drop by this trade fair. Aside from the free parking, guests can also avail of golf and spa services. So if some of you want to take a break from all the heat, the hotel is at your service!
Last year, there were around 200 booths in the area. They ranged from spicy edibles to barbecue wares. Exhibitionists ranged from guest chef and barbecue expert Mike Stines to families who have self-concocted Habanero recipes. I’m sure those Habanero sauces came with labels that say “Try at your own risk.”
For those of you who are not familiar with Habaneros, they are one of the hottest chili peppers in the world. They do have a range of Habanero spiciness though so if you are feeling a bit adventurous, try the mildest one first.
I myself have never tasted any kind of Habanero before. Not even the mildest one but the experience should be interesting. For families and friends who are going to visit this show, be sure to bring a video camera with you. Seeing your best friend or your brother try out a one of the hot sauces is one moment you do not want to miss!
Also something to watch out for are the limited edition hot sauces. They do not come cheap, mind you. But they are considered a collector’s item.
Just to warn unknowing visitors though, tasting the sauces in such a trade show is not small feat. Unless you are more or less a hot sauce expert, it is better to just ask for the smallest drop they can give you. Just in case you end up biting more than you can chew, always make sure you have some sort of dairy product with you. Water is no good. It will only help the heat spread all over your tongue.