All the while, Neil cultivated his love of interesting foods, flavors and tastes, which explains his current passion as a gardener of vegetables, herbs, and spices. Nate, too, grew to become a creative, amateur chef and connoisseur of fine wines and spirits.
When each of their professional worlds was disrupted at about the same time, Neil and Nate recognized the need to retool their occupations in search of new opportunities. Neil became interested in exotic seasonings after traveling along the ancient Spice Route on a 300-mile bicycle trek from Jerusalem to the Red Sea. He learned the science and art of fermentation and was soon making spicy sour pickles to the delight of friends, family, and community, leading to a growing following at farmers’ markets and food events.
Nate then urged Neil to focus his blossoming spice and seasoning expertise to create a unique hot sauce using ingredients with biblical roots for which Nate already had a brand name—Burning Bush. As a career marketer, Neil fell in love instantly with the name and spent the next two years creating a distinctive sauce that would live up to the biblical proportions its namesake.
Today, Nate and Neil are the proud founders, producers, and marketers of Burning Bush® sauces and seasonings, uniquely delighting foodies and heat-seekers alike with both heat and flavor that evoke the village squares of Mexico and the ancient spice trading routes of the Holy Land. Produced lovingly in small kettles, Neil and Nate use only carefully and reliably-sourced ingredients to assure the freshest and fullest flavors possible. Every batch is tasted and tested, noting the exciting, natural variations in taste, texture, and sensation. Only after Neil approves each batch is every bottle of Burning Bush then hand-filled, sealed, and labelled.
We are Burning Bush Foods: creators and producers of outstanding new flavor sensations catering to heat-seekers and other passionate lovers of exceptional savory cuisine. Tasting is believing.