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Louisiana-Style Hot Sauce

Louisiana-style hot sauce is a staple for soul food and Southern cuisine. But this simple condiment has a deeper history and more variation in flavor than you might know.

By Published Dec. 15, 2021

What You Need To Know

The loyalty some people have to specific brands of hot sauce is undeniable. There’s “The Cult of Crystal Hot Sauce,” a surprising variety of Frank’s RedHot superfan merchandise, and people who will fervently debate the legitimacy or inadequacy of Tabasco. These fans and critics have one thing in common: an enthusiasm for Louisiana-style hot sauce.

We wanted to celebrate this beloved ...