Post by Maria Godoy, The Salt at NPR Food (12/15/13)
Lately, it seems as if news about Sriracha has been as ubiquitous as the much-loved hot sauce itself.
First, there was the panic over a potential shortage, after a judge ordered the California factory where Sriracha is made to partially shut down, as our friends on the Two-Way blog have reported.
Now, this red hot culinary phenomenon is starring in its own documentary.
Released this past week on Vimeo, Sriracha is a 33-minute movie from filmmaker Griffin Hammond that traces the origins of the incredibly popular condiment, a pureed blend of garlic, red jalapenos, sugar, salt and vinegar that has addicted many a palate.