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8 Things You Never Knew About Nachos

Nachos were invented in Mexico. There’s a widespread perception that nachos are a Mexican-American or Tex-Mex creation, but no, they were invented just across from the border from Eagle Pass, Texas. The wives of U.S. soldiers who were stationed at a nearby fort were in Mexico on a shopping trip and arrived at a restaurant after close. The maître d’ whipped them up—you guessed it—nachos. The year was 1943, and the city was Piedras Negras. Nachos were named after…

Where Quesadillas Came From

Quesadillas are not only my but also one of Mexicans’ favorite simple snacks. Quesadilla is a ‘turnover’ made with fresh tortilla which can be also descried as a flat bread. Various ingredients can be stuffed inside the fresh tortilla. Filling can be as simple as cheese, epazote (a pungent herb), and pepper, or potatoes. If one wants to add more, various meats such as pollo, cerdo, and camaron can be filled inside. After the turnover…

Every Day Is Taco Tuesday

Unless you live in the Southwest, you may not be familiar with Taco Tuesday, but it’s a tradition among Mexican restaurants, both large and small, to feature tacos at a discount each Tuesday thus generating more business, and allowing families to dine out for less. (Think of them as Mexican happy hours.) And you may not be familiar at all with the most popular taco, namely the fish taco. Although many people still think of…