Who is Ken Alexander and what does my fiery world include? Well, I am a self-professed Chilehead, or lover of hot and spicy food. Being raised with a “foodie” mother who loved to cook and loved spice and flavor, I was destined to celebrate the food I ate, but it wasn’t until the mid 1990’s that hot and spicy started to take center stage. Living in New Iberia, La, the epicenter of Tabasco, Louisiana Hot Sauce, and Cajun cuisine, my taste buds started up the ladder of heat, rung by spicy rung. I bought Jennifer Trainer Thompson’s first edition hot sauce poster as a conversation piece for my office, and started a mission of sampling sauces from that poster.
A few years later, we were living in Tennessee, and BBQ was king! Thank you! Thank you very much! I was given the opportunity to be trained as a Memphis in May BBQ judge, and judged the Tennessee state BBQ championship. Shortly thereafter, I was introduced to Dave’s Insanity Sauce, my wife bought me a bottle of Scorned Woman, and the rest, as they say, is history! The passion was born!
I have a knack for discerning flavor, and I like to write, and I’m a ham and like the camera! It’s a natural fit. I hope you enjoy the blog, and celebrating with me that, yes Virginia, It’s a Fiery World!