In a span of 30 years, I’ve gone from putting French dressing on my tacos (because mild salsa was TOO HOT) to becoming a real chili-head. I’ve become almost addicted to the flush of my cheeks and the burning lips that come after eating something really high on the Scoville scale. So when a friend brought over a bottle of El Yucateco, I was immediately hooked. It’s not just spicy, which the habaner- based sauce guarantees, but it’s also got a unique almost floral-like sweetness that preludes the barrage of heat on your tongue. Apparently, I’m not the only one who loves this stuff — I just recently spotted an episode of “Mexico: One Plate at a TIme” where chef/host Rick Bayless takes a tour of the factory down in the Yucatan Peninsula. Gourmet, yes, but not at all pricey — I spent a mere $2 on my little bottle at the local Salvadorean Bakery, but it’s available here, starting at $3.40. — Megan B.