Unless you’re a Twitter veteran, you may or may not know that for the longest time the chilehead community has been slow to adopt the social networking service. There has been a large contingent of both the BBQ world and foodies in general populating Twitter, but they’re not specifically hot sauce and chile pepper fanatics. Thankfully, that’s beginning to change.
Below are what I consider to be the most interesting fiery foods people to follow on Twitter. They’re manufacturers, bloggers, spicy foods fans, and chile experts. Some may post or tweet a lot (perhaps a bit too much in a few cases!) and some hardly post at all, but I think they’re all worth a look.
Please keep in mind that these are only hot sauce/chile related folks listed. If you’re interested in BBQ Twitterers, a good “starter” list can be found here.
@scottroberts – This is me.
@ringoffire1 – Mike Greening of Mike & Diane’s Gourmet Kitchen
@cinchili– Cindy Reed Wilkins of Cin Chili Co.
@eatmoreheat – James Beck of EatMoreHeat.com
@michelenorthrup and @saucyqueen – Michele Northrup of Intensity Academy
@saucydude – Tom Was of Intensity Academy
@insanehotsauce – Chris of InsaneChicken.com
@jrcalvert – Jay Calvert of Jake Albert’s Specialty Foods
@peppersdotcom – Chip Hearn of Peppers.com
@chilefoundry – ChileFoundry.co.uk
@hotsauceaddicts – http://www.HotSauceAddicts.com
@hippyseedco – Neil Smith of The Hippy Seed Co.
@peppermaster Greg Brooks
@firefoods – Woody of Fire Foods
@chilerockin – Randy Combs, co-host of HotSauceWeekly Podcast
@hotsauceweekly – HotSauceWeekly Podcast Official Twitter Account
@hotsaucedaily – Brian Meagher, webmaster of HotSauceDaily.com and co-host of HotSauceWeekly Podcast
@fieryfoods – Chile Expert Dave DeWitt
@bigdawgsalsa – Big Dawg Salsa
@captainthoms – Captain Thom’s Hot Sauces
@texasfood – Jason of TexasFood.com
@redrumhotsauce – Ed Rome of Red Rum Hot Sauce
@englishchillico – English Chilli Co.
@allspicecafe – JD Cowles of All Spice Cafe Sauces
@captainjolokia – Captain Jolokia Web Design services
@chileheadtees – Chilehead Tees
@defconsauces – John Dilley of DEFCON Sauces
@bluesmokesalsa – Blue Smoke Salsa
@hotsaucenetwork – Rod Purnell of the Hot Sauce Network
@thechilligarden – The Chilli Garden
@jacstailgaters Tracy of Jac’s Tailgaters
@dianessweetheat – Diane of Diane’s Sweet Heat
@sizzlinsauces – Chef Bud of http://www.sizzlinsauces.com
@darthnaga – Darth Naga of http://www.ChileFoundry.co.uk
@kalaskuisine Kala’s Kuisine
@blairlazar – Blair Lazar of ExtremeFoods
@spiceitup – Tammy Bowen of Captain Red Beard
@chukhell – Chuk Hell
@flamingmouth – http://www.FlamingMouth.com
@houstonfc – Dan Houston of Global Warming Salsa
@pepperfire – Tina Brooks of Peppermaster.com
@suckcreekwings – Suck Creek Wings Wing Sauce
Know any others? I’m bound to be missing a few, so if you see any omitted chileheads please add their Twitter usernames in the comments below.