November 6th, when we celebrate that fabulous Mexican treat the Nacho with it’s very own national nachos day..
History has it that Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya was the first to create the nacho in 1943. Evidently he was the maitre d’ at the El Moderno restaurant in Piedras Negras. After the kitchen staff had left for the evening, a group of army wives from the nearby US military base at Fort Duncan came in looking for a snack.
Our quick thinking hero cut some tostadas into triangles and topped them with shredded cheese and jalapenos. They were a big hit receiving the name Nacho’s Specials.
Word quickly spread and they entered the culinary lexicon as ‘Nachos’.
So happy national nachos day.