Frank's Red Hot is a hot sauce made from a variety of cayenne peppers, produced by Reckitt Benckiser. Frank's RedHot's recipe dates to 1896 to the Frank Tea and Spice Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Owner Jacob Frank would in 1918 contract for the Estilette Pepper Farm in Louisiana where Adam Estilette and Frank became business partners. The two men mixed spices, vinegar, garlic and cayenne peppers and allowed them to age, and created the original blend of Frank's RedHot as it first appeared on the market in 1920. It is known as the primary ingredient in the first buffalo wing sauce, concocted in 1964 by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar and Grill in Buffalo, New York. In 1977 Frank's RedHot was sold to Durkee Famous Foods.
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