Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Question: What condiment had an opera written about it?

Answer: Tabasco sauce. The original opera by George W. Chadwick, titled the “Burlesque Opera of Tabasco,” became an overnight sensation in 1894, featuring a giant paper-maché Tabasco bottle and the verse, “Turn out the town, boy, drink it down, hail to the Peer of Tabasco.” The opera was then revived and restaged in New Orleans in 2018.