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International Nachos Day

OMG: It's International Nachos Day!

You'd think the self-described Queen of Nachos would just know in her gut about the following, but alas, this is how I was informed that it was International Nachos Day. A transcript of this morning's Blackberry text messages, verbatim:

CasaSugar: Do you know what today is? It is the day that nachos were supposedly invented!

GiggleSugar: Holy crap!!! I am on it.

So without further ado, the legend of how nachos were born: 65 years ago, a genius maitre d' named Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya (perhaps my firstborn son's name?), was just doing his thing at a restaurant in Piedras Negras, Mexico near the Texas border. As legend has it, some Americans came in right after the chef had stepped out, so ol' Nacho Anaya whipped up a tasty treat of chips and cheese melted under the broiler — with some spicy jalepenos thrown on top just to be jaunty. And there you have it, my friends, the story of nachos. Celebrate this hallowed day, Oct. 21, by eating a pile of cheesy chips and saluting its inventor! I know I will. Click here to read the more sober NPR version of the story.


Join The Conversation
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 8 years
Aw dang! I wish I saw this before I started eating this non-nacho dinner. I knew there was a reason why I had a craving for Mexican food today.
Fallen85 Fallen85 8 years
I'm sorry but those nachos in the picture look totally naaaaaasty. I like nachos but not if they look like mexican vomit.
Tech Tech 8 years
No way! Best day of the year! Loaded nachos are the best!
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
Well I didn't know there was such a day for nachos.
Jyramiah Jyramiah 8 years
I love nachos!!
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