My husband cringes when I slosh Tabasco Pepper Sauce on everything from his homemade jambalaya to crawfish étouffée.
“It’s an insult to the chef,” he says, claiming it overpowers the flavor of his handiwork.
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If you go: From Interstate 10, take U.S. 90 south through Lafayette toward New Iberia. At Louisiana 14, exit and turn left. At Louisiana 329, turn right. Stay on Louisiana 329 until you reach Avery Island. The factory is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except holidays. Free. The Jungle Gardens are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $8 for adults. For more information call 800-634-9599 or go to www.tabasco.com.