Deb Rock guarantees she has never eaten a dish without a chile pepper, much like her grandfather, whom she remembers biting into a fresh jalapeño at every meal.

She also believes she may be the only Latina in the United States producing her own line of hot sauce, Sonoma Hot Sauce, which is about to celebrate five years in the North Bay market.

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