June 09, 2014


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Check us out: Meet your maker on Food52 (and a rare photo of the founders)

One of our go-to websites for recipes and cooking inspiration is Food52. They do a great job working with a huge community of chefs to find the best recipes. Then, they do a great job of taking beautiful photos of finished dishes. Then, they do a great job tying it all together with great writing.

So, we are obviously honored to invite you to check out this profile of A&B American Style they put together recently. We even shared a photo of A&B (the people) from a long long time ago, but you will definitely have to click through to get it.

Food52 Eggs and Pepper Sauce

Their method for making such good sauce is to use the very best ingredients -- and not cover them up with any added sugar, preservatives, or too much salt. The end result is a condiment with bright, true pepper flavor, full of natural vegetable sweetness and heat. They’ve chosen pepper sauce instead of hot sauce as the name for that very reason -- the heat is just one nuance to the peppers' many flavors. One of our go-to websites for recipes and cooking inspiration is Food52. They do a great job working with a huge community of chefs to find the best recipes. Then, they do a great job of taking beautiful photos of finished dishes. Then, they do a great job tying it all together with great writing.

So, we are obviously honored to invite you to check out this profile of A&B American Style they put together recently. We even shared a photo of A&B (the people) from a long long time ago, but you will definitely have to click through to get it.

With thanks to Posie Harwood for talking with us. But, also with the opposite of thanks for talking us into sharing that ancient and embarrassing photo.

See the whole article at Food52


Check us out: "Every kitchen should have a bottle" from Supermarket Guru

Our humble thanks to Supermarket Guru, Phil Lempert for naming us "Hit of the Week" in his recent review.

Finally a hot sauce that doesn't contain ketchup or any sugars as ingredients. This is the pure stuff, just white vinegar, red chile and habanero peppers with carrots, onion and salt. The burn is immediate and hot and the flavor is delicious. I could see adding this as a drizzle on top of meat, fish or chicken, mixing it in soups and sauces to give them a zip and of course using it to make the perfect Bloody Mary. every kitchen needs a bottle! 

Our Pepper Sauce scored a 95 out of 100 including perfect scores in 6 of 8 categories. We'll happily take that. But, we want you to know that we're working hard to get those last 5 points we missed.

You can watch the full video review below. A&B American Style Pepper Sauce is the grand finale, starting at 2:51


June 04, 2014


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Check us out: Conde Nast Traveler

The good folks at Conde Nast Traveler decided that our story was worth sharing. We told them what we do, why we do what we do, and why we do what we do where we do. 

Got that? Click the logo for more.

Our thanks to @JordanaRothman for including us in this super cool series.

How to use A&B American Style: Chickpea Patties

Cheesy Chickpea Patties by Ms. Food DivisionRecipe: Cheesy Chickpea PattiesWe love this recipe from a fan. We discovered @MsFoodDivision on Instagram after this recipe and her beautiful photos brought her to our attention. Cindy started her blog to "promote healthy eating culture on a bigger scale". Us, too! We love what you're doing, Ms. Food Division. Keep it up!

This recipe for Chickpea Patties is a great way for vegetarians to get our Pepper Sauce into some burgers. You could make other veggie patties (quinoa or black bean) just as easily. But, the key is to make sure you get a nice crispiness on the outside. That's what makes it extra satisfying and gets the kids into it.

Try adding these to the lineup at your BBQ to make your Memorial Day a Meatless Monday.

(Vegan? You already know how to make the couple of substitutions to adapt this to your diet)



  • 1 can chickpea, drained; boiled in hot water for 10-15 minutes, remove the skins of the chickpeas
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped
  • 100g grated cheddar cheese
  • 50g grated parmesan
  • 1 bunch chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • Our A&B American Style Pepper Sauce


  1. Preheat a frying pan with oil under medium heat, add chopped garlic and carrot, cook for 5 minutes.  Turn off the fire. 
  2. Transfer the cooked carrots to a large mixing bowl.  Add chickpea and get a potato masher to mash the chickpea.  
  3. Add the cheese, fresh parsley, chopped shallot, eggs and panko to the chickpea mixture.  Season.  Mix well.  
  4. Form the patties with your hands by carefully roll the mixture into a ball, then gently squeeze down to flatten the patties to about 3cm thick.   
  5. Preheat a frying pan with a generous amount of olive oil under medium heat, add the patties and cook each side for about 5 minutes or less (being careful not to burn them).
  6. Place the cooked patties on a kitchen towel to soak up any excess oil. Plate them on a bun as a veggie burger or finger food as you like.
  7. Serve with A&B American Style Pepper Sauce

Have your own suggestions for how to use A&B American Style? Share them with us in the comments or tag us @ABAmericanStyle on Instagram or Pinterest

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April 29, 2014


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Check us out: Miami Herald respects our realness

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Straight to the point about from the good people at the Miami Herald about our Pepper Sauce.

A&B American-Style Pepper Sauce: This small-batch Brooklyn condiment balances heat from Fresno and habanero chiles with natural sweetness from carrots, which also contribute to A&B’s vibrant red-orange color. The fact that the hot sauce contains no artificial ingredients or preservatives boosts its foodie cred.

Try it with: Cold oysters on the half shell, a bloody mary


Feel free to tweet to the author, Evan Benn, to let him know you agree with his obviously amazing taste.

Then, make sure to stock up on some Pepper Sauce from one of our partner stores or our online store.

Check us out: Highly recommended by HotSauceDaily.com

"A&B American Style Pepper Sauce on quesadillas: Excellent!"

We love this review from the folks over at HotSauceDaily.com. You know they know what they're talking about and they LOVE our Pepper Sauce. Go read the whole review, but here's a quick summary:

Texture and Appearance: Perfect
Taste Straight Up: Stellar
Heat Level: Very Satisfying
Taste on Food: Excellent
Packaging: Classic
Overall: Highly Recommended

...excellent overall flavor, perfect on any food you can imagine...
...a great product made with great ingredients...


Thanks for the review!
We'll keep bringing you great flavor, not just heat.

Check us out: On the Shelf in Primetime 2 Broke Girls on CBS

We were delighted to see ourselves in primetime on the CBS hit show 2 Broke Girls

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January 30, 2014


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A&B American Style Super Bowl Bacon Scallion Cheese Dip

THE SUPER BOWL! It's here. It's in our backyard in NYC this year and the lead up to the game has been fantastic. We're really enjoying the back and forth (especially this little bit, which makes us want to add ducks to our recipe below)

Naturally, we believe every football party needs some serious cheese dip. And, we aren't microwaving cream cheese and mayo with frozen spinach and calling that serious.

We are taking two types of cheese. Bacon. Corn. Scallions. Garlic. Onion.

We are using a makeshift double boiler to protect our cheese from scorching (it's easy to do).

We are making some serious A&B American Style Cheese Dip.

We recommend you do the same.

Recipe: A&B American Style Cheese Dip
  • 6 Tablespoons A&B American Style Pepper Sauce (available at these fine retailers)
  • 1/4 LB yellow cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 LB smoked gouda cheese, shredded
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped into thin bits and crisped
  • 1/4 cup canned corn kernels (about 1/3 can)
  • 1/2 cup green part of scallion (sometimes called spring onion), chopped (check this link to fancy this up)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped (can sub the white part of your scallion, too)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 6 small flour tortillas, toasted in a 400 degree oven for 3 minutes
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1 or 2 cups of water for the double boiler setup (don't sweat, it's easy)
  1. Toss the shredded cheddar and smoked gouda with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Hold this on the side
  2. Chop 4 slices of bacon into thin bits
  3. Cook on the stove on low heat until crisp. Transfer cooked bacon to a paper towel to drain
  4. SAFELY! Take out most of the bacon fat and save it in a glass jar or coffee mug in your fridge for making Eggs American Style (recipe coming soon). Keep just enough to coat the pan
  5. Add the onions and garlic to the pan with the bacon fat
  6. Cook on medium heat until translucent and transcendent
  7. Add the corn and green scallions and cook for 2 minutes. Set aside
  8. Save some (about 1 tablespoon) of the bacon, scallion, onion, garlic and corn mixture for garnish. The rest to be stirred into the melty cheese
  9. CONGRATS! You're about half way there. Now we MELT THE CHEESE
  10. A double boiler set up makes it easier to prevent scorching the cheese during the meltification process. 
  11. Start your double boiler setup by adding one or two cups of water to a small sauce pot
  12. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer
  13. Place a medium sized metal bowl over the simmering water. Add the cheese, which you tossed in cornstarch earlier, to the bowl
  14. This metal bowl may get hot. Use a dry towel or pot holder to hold it
  15. Stir the cheese until meltified (8 minutes or less)
  16. Fold in the reserved bacon, scallion, corn, onion, and garlic.
  17. Stir in 6 tablespoons (or more) of A&B American Style Pepper Sauce
  18. Season the dip with salt and pepper to taste
  19. Pour the A&B American Style Cheese dip into a ramekin or other serving dish
  20. OPTIONALLY (but recommended) put your oven safe serving dish under the broiler and brown the top for about 3 to 5 minutes
  21. Garnish with a tablespoon of the bacon, scallion, corn, onion and garlic mixture and more A&B American Style Pepper Sauce (available at these fine retailers)
  22. Serve immediately
  23. ..
  24. WAIT! Don't forget the warmed tortillas, tortilla chips or vegetables
  25. Enjoy!
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The March Hare: an A&B American Style reinvention of the classic bloody mary

This is an updated post from our own blog, but with beautiful new photography. Did you notice the new photography? It's right above this text
Another recipe. This time for a drink.

Here’s what’s been happening. You guys hear that we make a product from chili peppers (the Red Fresno) and assume that there should be a special bloody mary drink with it.

Go for that, if you want. But we’ve got something even better.

We know when you traditionally drink your bloody mary. It’s a beautiful, sunny weekend morning. You’re in pain. You take a look out the window and the sun hurts your eyes. You crawl back into bed for another 15 minutes.

Finally, you get yourself up. You’re tired of the same tomato and worcestershire flavor every week. 

We’ve got a new crisp and refreshing hangover drink: The March Hare (recipe below the fold)

Recipe: The March Hare
  1. Take carrot juice, orange juice and put in the fresh ginger. Hopefully, you did this last night because the flavors come together much better when they have time to hang out
  2. Squeeze in some fresh lemon juice
  3. Add a healthy pour of A&B American Style Pepper Sauce
  4. Add an unhealthy pour of Vodka
  5. Garnish with something fresh and bitter (Parsley or Celery)
  6. Drink
  7. Feel replenished as the carrot and ginger rebuild your body while the A&B American Style wakes you up and the lemon juice brings it all together
  8. Chew on the garnish in your slightly improved state
  9. Repeat steps 6-8 until the glass is empty
  10. Once the glass is empty, repeat steps 1-10, because you underestimated how good that was and you should certainly have one more
The American Style thing to do is try something new. Give it a shot next weekend and let us know how it goes. 

Got a better idea for A&B American Style? Share it in the comments. If we post it, we’ll give you a free bottle of A&B American Style Pepper Sauce.
December 16, 2013


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Check us out: Stock up for stocking stuffers in the Village Voice

We're stoked to be included in this holiday gift guide from the Village Voice. Tweet at the author, Deena Shanker, and tell her how good she did. Thanks, Deena!
If you know someone who's stocking up to survive the Sriracha shortage, turn them onto a possible alternative with a bottle of A&B American Style Pepper Sauce. Concocted by childhood friends who "just wanted to eat good food and have a good time," this small batch creation combines a bright flavor, metered spice, and earthy sweetness. Add it to Ramen noodles, a burrito, or a breakfast omelet. And if your recipient is a real hot sauce fanatic, consider going with A&B's special gift set, which includes the original flavor and the special Brooklyn Grange edition pepper sauce.
It's not too late to stock up on our gift set from our webstore or, even better, go pick up a bottle from one of our retail partners

Happy Holidays!