Poetry at the Post: Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce or In Search of Heat After #AWP15

Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce by Alice-Catherine Jennings
(a found poem based on a recipe by Chef Eric Simeon of Grace Restaurant in Portland, Maine)

"Bhoot Jolokia ( Ghost Chili pepper )" by Vikramjit Kakati - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA
“Bhoot Jolokia ( Ghost Chili pepper )” by Vikramjit Kakati – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA

Warning!

Ghost peppers are hot,
the hottest in the world.
(This is a scientific fact.)

When you cook them
be careful.

Use tongs, gloves
& do not inhale
the steam.

The recipe is simple:

Slice
Boil
Blend
Bottle:

paprika peppers
shallots
sun-dried tomatoes
ghost peppers
salt & apple cider

Recommended for:

Minnesotans
Those in need of an elephant repellent

Source: Come in, We’re Closed by Christine Carroll and Jody Eddy, Running Press, 2012.

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