Cooking With Granny: Grandma Louisa’s Trinidadian hot sauce

Trinidadian Grandma Louisa making hot sauce while Caroline wears goggles to protect her from the pepper's heat!

Trinidadian Grandma Louisa making hot sauce while Caroline wears goggles to protect her from the pepper’s heat!

Grandma Louisa’s hot sauce is pure fire. And I like to say, if you need protective gear to cook, then count me in. It must be extraordinary. And it is. This hot sauce contains 135 (!!!) Scotch bonnets, four types of peppers, exotic fruits like pickled mangoes and gooseberries, and some other weird little ingredients that I never saw coming. And to bring this special hot sauce from Trinidad and Tobago to Caribbean, Brooklyn, Grandma Louisa had to undergo a whole lot of hardships that life threw her way. Watch this episode, and learn something delicious from Granny!

CarolineShin-150x150Caroline Shin is a multimedia journalist based in NYC. Recently, she launched “Cooking With Granny” – a Web series in which grandmas teach how to cook traditional dishes from their cultures while simultaneously sharing their funny, sad and surprising experiences with immigration and multiculturalism in a world that’s very different from today’s. Shin was previously a video editor at New York Magazine and holds an M.A. from Columbia Journalism School.

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