September 25th is National Quesadilla Day*
September 25th is National Quesadilla Day
Today’s 5 Facts about the Quesadilla:
- The word, Quesadilla, in Spanish, literally means “little cheesy thing.”
- It is said that one in three Americans make a quesadilla every week. * V&V Supremo®’s Chihuahua® Brand Quesadilla Cheese is the best choice for making your quesadillas authentic.
- In the central and southern regions of Mexico, a quesadilla is a flat circle of cooked corn masa, called a tortilla, warmed to soften it enough to be folded in half, and then filled.
- While 66% of people use two tortillas when they make quesadillas, the traditional Mexican method requires folding one tortilla in half.
- In culinary terms, a quesadilla, is a tortilla that is filled with cheese, other toppings, then grilled or pan fried.
*Created in 2019 by Foodimentary & V&V Supremo®
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Today’s Food History
On this day in…
- 1851 Jacob Fussell, a Baltimore dairyman, opens the first commercial ice-cream factory.
- 1869 R.I.P. Joseph Dixon. An American inventor and manufacturer. Among his many accomplishments, he produced the first pencil made in the U.S.
- 1969 ‘Ice Cube’ (O’Shea Jackson) singer and actor, was born.
- 1992 At a spelling bee in a Trenton, New Jersey school, U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle, corrects a student’s spelling of ‘potato’ by telling him it should have an ‘e’ at the end.