Sriracha is the Secret Sauce in Kitchens

Chandra Ram

Is there a kitchen in America that doesn’t have a bottle of sriracha in it somewhere, even if it’s just for family meal? I doubt it. Bottles of “rooster sauce” are everywhere—on the table at Asian restaurants, tucked in the kitchen at French and American restaurants, even in the Milky Way, since NASA started buying it to help astronauts whose taste buds were dulled by space enjoy their food.

But where does this ...