January 29th is National Corn Chip Day!
Here are today’s five thing to know about Corn Chip:
The “original” corn chip is the Fritos Corn Chip, first sold in the 1930’s.
“Frito Chili Pie” was invented in the 1960’s by Teresa Hernández, a cook at Woolworth’s lunch counter in Santa Fe.
A corn chip is a snack food made from cornmeal fried in oil or baked, usually in the shape of a small noodle or scoop.
Charles Elmer Doolin bought the patent for “Fritos” from a Mexican man for $100.
In some areas, it is popular to pour the chili into a bag of corn chips and eat the mixture directly from the bag.
Famous Last Words: “I just wish I had time for one more bowl of chili.”~Kit Carson(American frontiersman)
Today’s Food History
- 1878 The 1st patent for a glass milk container was issued to George Lester.
- 1924 Carl R. Taylor patented the 1st ice cream cone rolling machine.
- 1978 Sweden banned aerosol cans. (Think Redi-Whip or Cheez-Whiz)