Yesterday Percy took me to the birthplace of Tabasco Sauce, Avery Island, LA. It’s very intriguing and fairly huge. We took a tour of the factory, learned about the farming of the peppers and how the farmers use “le petite baton rouge” or “the little red stick” to pick out the ripest, most juicy peppers. The peppers have to match the color of the stick or else they’re not picked.
Did you know that after the peppers have been picked, salted, and ground they are then put into barrels which are sealed with rock salt (all of which is mined on Avery Island) and fermented for three years! Then it’s churned in this huge thing for up to 28 days mixing with vinegar before it gets bottled. Amazing how this stuff is made.
Anyways, we toured the property as well and we saw alligators. I had nightmares last night. All things reptile creep me out. But it was fascinating.
An excellent date and very informative! Enjoy some of the pictures and pretend that you are there with Percy and I enjoying the humid, beautiful day.