Although I maintain this tangy, orange hot sauce should be enjoyed all year long, it becomes quite a bit more popular every year around the Super Bowl. What's not to love? It's spicy, zesty, full of flavor, and sometimes a little bit messy, and it pairs perfectly with chicken and blue cheese. But buffalo sauce isn't just for wings. There are a plethora of ways to enjoy this game-day flavor. Here are six of our favorite ways to enjoy buffalo sauce, from macaroni and cheese to quesadillas.
The other day when we were at the grocery store, we couldn't help but notice a new flavor of Ruffles just in time for the Super Bowl: Molten Hot Wings. Since we're crazy about potato chips and love anything with Buffalo hot wing flavor, we picked up a bag. How did they taste? Find out after the jump.
Buffalo-flavoring has been popping up everywhere these days, and while I've enjoyed it in classic and dip forms, I haven't really experienced it any other way. That's why, when I came across this recipe for buffalo-chicken quesadillas, I knew I had to make it! For being such a tasty, finger-licking good appetizer, it's surprising to learn that the technique is super easy.
All you do is toss store-bought chicken with bottled Buffalo sauce and Monterey jack cheese. Then you slap the mixture between two tortillas, cook, and serve alongside blue cheese dressing. Genius! It's a great appetizer that's perfect for a movie night. To learn how its made, read more
The Winter Fancy Foods Show, which takes place every January, is always fun to visit after making the year's predictions for foods that'll go mainstream. While both PartySugar and yours truly tasted some stellar new selections, we also got to size up the patterns that will soon hit the food and beverage market. Here are the products that we're betting we'll see more of on supermarket shelves.
When I first heard that buffalo meat was leaner than chicken, I thought the joke was on me. However, it's true: Due to the fact that buffalo is a wild animal, it has less body fat than its domestic counterpart. Take a look at the buffalo steaks and you'll notice that it lacks the fatty marblization found in beef. Recently, I was invited to an event hosted by the Buffalo Guys, an odd couple who raise free-range organic buffalo. They turn the meat into a variety of products, from hot dogs to steaks.
Being a buffalo virgin, I was incredibly surprised at how good it tasted. The steaks were pink, moist, and meaty. I falsely assumed that buffalo would be gamy or more like lamb. If I hadn't known it was buffalo, I would have guessed the steaks were a lean cut of beef. It's extremely important to properly cook the meat because it can dry out quickly. Generally a buffalo steak cooks a few minutes less than a beef steak.
Check out my photos below and tell me: have you eaten buffalo? What did you think of it?
Listen up, party people: Today is a big day in the world of drinking. It's the 75th anniversary of the repeal of the 18th amendment. On this day in 1933, the 21st amendment was ratified and the celebratory right of drinking was given back to Americans. To commemorate the occasion, I worked with my favorite drinking website, Nirvino, and one of San Francisco's most adorable bartenders, Buffalo, at the Alembic, to bring you this amazing cocktail recipe. Buffalo originally created the concoction for Nirvino's monthly cocktail competition, which I attended at Level III in San Francisco. The drink is made with Canton, apple brandy, and lavender honey. The honey adds subtle body without making it overly sweet. To get the recipe of the le coup de jarnac — which won the people's choice award at the contest — and check out a video of the beloved Buffalo making it, read more