Ever wonder where Sriracha got its name? Decades before the wildly popular "rooster sauce" hit America, it was invented by a Thai woman named Thanom Chakkapak in the seaside town of Si Racha. In this excerpt from the documentary Sriracha, filmmaker Griffin Hammond and food writer Randy Clemens trace the history of the sauce to its original source—and learn that it doesn't taste quite the way they expected.
"The Thai version is quite a bit different," Clemens says. "It's not quite as hot, it's thinner in consistency, and it's a little bit sweeter."
In Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia, an informal code allows residents to claim a parking space after shoveling it out. But the practice is often at odds both with the law and with the mores of changing neighborhoods.