National Nacho Day
Every November 6th, we celebrate National Nachos Day. For those of you who don’t know what nachos are, they are tortilla chips covered in melted cheese and salsa.
They first came out around 1943 in Mexico, and have became a highly popular snack or appetizer. It is believed that Ignaci Nacho Anaya created the very first nachos in the city of Piedras Negras, Coahulia, right next to border from Eagle Pass, Texas.
It is believed that a group of U.S military wives who were traveling through the city on a shopping trip stopped at a restaurant after it had already closed. Nacho Anaya served them a snack, which he came up with himself with what was left in the kitchen – cheese and tortillas.
He cut them into triangles, topped them with cheese and heated them up. The word of his new creation spread, and as more and more people tried them, the name changed to Nachos specials.
The original recipe is printed in St. Anne’s 1954 Cookbook, and today it is a staple food in both Mexico and throughout America. Some favorite toppings today include ground beef, beans, chicken, cheese, peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, olives, onions, guacamole and sour cream.