Marie Sharp's Hot Sauces
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Whether you opt for the quite mild Tabasco sauce, the “hey-I’m-a-trendy-hipster” Sriracha, or something considerably higher on the Scoville scale, today—National Hot Sauce Day—is the day to add a liquid capsaicin solution to your favorite foods. Pro tip: plain white rice and white milk are much, much better for soothing that “Holy frak my hair is on fire!” feeling than water. (In sufficient quantities, tequila is also reputed to work, although the side effects might not be to your liking.)