Paul Bosland

Salsa Magic

A taco is only as good as the salsa that tops it off. Let’s do a breakdown of the salsas that complete our favorite tacos, from taqueria style, to hot sauces. We’ll talk about the science of peppers with “The Chileman” Paul Bosland and see how different chiles perform on the Scoville Pepper scale. Mr. Bosland is the former director of the Chile Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University and has published more than 150 scientific papers and co-authored five books, including the Official Cookbook of the Chile Pepper Institute. We’ll also eat chips and salsa with the Fantastic Fuego team, Tony Nuñez and Stephanie Sanyour, while getting to know how they went from Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival competitors to packaging their own salsas. Then we’ll go into my home kitchen to make one of my favorite salsas and how to pair them up with your favorite tacos.