Fire Dragon Love Sauce: The Official Hot Sauce for Gay Marriage was conceived by wife and wife Heather Cox Carducci and Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa. They are both fire dragons according to Chinese astrology and held their commitment ceremony in San Francisco September 15, 2012 during the year of the water dragon which was also their ten year anniversary; hence, the name of the sauce. The dragon wives produced the sauce as party favors for their wedding guests and are ready to spread the love with the rest of the world! They celebrate the sauce’s synaesthetic qualities, such as its ability to stimulate the political senses by way of the gastronomic ones.
In June 2013, the dragon wives launched the hot sauce and a Kickstarter campaign in celebration of Pride month and in anticipation of the Supreme Court rulings on two major cases related to gay marriage–Prop 8 and DOMA. Marriage equality triumphed! And we also successfully reached our Kickstarter goal to raise the funds needed to ramp up the business (please see the Press and Testimonials page for our list of amazing backers).
Visit the Kickstarter page HERE to view videos of our promotional events in June and to read testimonials and recent press (San Francisco Magazine, KPFA Radio, and dot429 Magazine).
The sauce is currently available at San Francisco markets such as Rainbow Grocery, the quaint new Five Markets Organic Natural Foods (located in the Mission on 24th at Bryant), HEAT hot sauce shop in Berkeley, Harvest Ranch (Castro and Soma locations), as well as Cock-a-Doodle Cafe in Oakland.
For more information on purchasing cases of the sauce for your Bay Area store, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW label Photo by Tara Luz of Drew Altizer Photography. More wedding photos by Tara here.