- Tapatío Salsa Picante is as essential to Zeno BoShay’s existence as . . . well, Tapatío. Use Tapatío on anything that needs a kick to bring it up a notch or two. And while you’re at it, read Burnesto’s Doctoral thesis on The Subatomic Effects of Tapatío on Superheated Bose-Einstein Condensates Above Critical Temperature. VIVA TAPATÍO!
— Burnesto BoShay
In addition to Burnesto’s whimsical clips, I might add this: years ago my first experience with Tapatío, or “Tuh-pah-shee-oh,” as i called it before I knew any better, was at a friends house when I volunteered to make meat sauce for pasta. I was taste-testing it all the way through, and it seemed a little bland – I tried a little lemon, a bit more garlic – nothing I could do to rectify it. Then, in the cabinet next to the recipe books(which I always ignore by the way), was this lonely little 5 oz bottle of Tapatío, all crusty at the top. I heard Latin angels singing or was it a Mariachi Band, I’m not sure. “Hmmm,” I wondered, “Tuh-pah-shee-oh?” Being Condimented, I shook a bunch into my mouth directly. Boom!!! My forehead and eyelids broke out in a sweat. And yes, my scalp crawled to the next room. Success! I shook about 6 squirts into the meat sauce and the rest is history. My good friends, sadly, were not Condimented, and haven’t invited me back to cook, but I found my soulmate. And you’re gonna think I am Condimented, but ya gotta try it on cottage cheese. Remember, be cool.