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Monday, October 3, 2016

Soft or Crunchy, maybe Soft & Crunchy

Many foods stand by one recipe alone. Then, there are those with versatility that present themselves with endless possibilities. Some have true American roots, while others have been Americanized. The one to be celebrated on this day boasts soft shell, crunchy shell or a combination of the soft and crunchy.
October 4 is...

Carne Asada Tacos & MORE Recipes

Five Things to Know About Tacos

      1. Founder, Glenn Bell, first opened the chain “Del Tacos,” a hot dog and taco franchise.
      2. He was the first to fry his taco shells in advance.  Before then, they were fried on demand.
      3. They were the first fast food chain to have movie tie-in promotions.
      4. In 1962, a tacos only cost 19 cents.
      5. Even though the 1990 Chihuahua was an advertising phenomenon, taco sales actually went down during that period. [Source: Foodimentary.com]

The taco wasn't even called a taco until around the 1880s. 

Mexicans have been wrapping a tortilla around meat and eating it going back to the days of the ancient Aztecs, but the meal didn't get into the United States [until] refugees brought it in during the Mexican Revolution. Before then, most of the migration from Mexico into the United States came from northern Mexico. The taco wasn't as popular there as it was in southern and central Mexico, and it wasn't even called a taco until around the 1880s at the earliest. Read MORE...
Plenty of Taco Recipes

How Are Authentic Mexican Tacos Different from American Tacos?

Surely you want a mouth-watering taco!

yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!