Hot Sauce Life
Hoppin Hot Sauce was created by me, John Hoppin, in Brooklyn, NY and San Jose, CA between 2011 and 2016.
As a kid I loved to cook and I have been cooking with my family Since I can remember. My summer job was cooking pizza, and from there I worked at restaurants and markets through college, and eventually found my way to Brooklyn where I worked on the other side of the wall as an ingredient salesman and restaurant industry analyst.
Working on whatever borrowed kitchen gear I could find, moving cross-country, and having two kids, I kept on cooking up batches of hot sauce the whole way.
What’s The Matter With Me?
I’m proud to say that Hoppin Hot Sauce is owned and operated by a disabled person. I have multiple sclerosis, and my disability adds a special set of complications to my business.
I started making the What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast to give myself some support and to raise my consciousness as a disabled person, husband, father, business owner, radio DJ, and podcaster. New episodes are posted to Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, and whatsthematterwithme.org.