Andrea Nguyen writes about how a recent battle in Southern California over smelly fumes from the Huy Fong Sriracha plant has led to a worldwide shortage of the beloved "cock sauce." It even has its own hashtag: #Srirachapocalypse. Her post offers a revealing look into the food biz, and includes some tasty alternatives to get you through the red sauce drought. For those following the foodie drama, "The outflow of details on the company, hot sauce industry, and immigrant business entrepreneurship is fascinating." [Via Pim Té]
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