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October 4th is National Taco Day! ? 🌼#NationalTacoDay 🌼

Posted on October 4, 2018

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Today’s Taco Fact:

The word ‘taco‘ originated in the 18th century silver mines in Mexico. Back then, a taco was the paper used to wrap around gunpowder for small explosives.


Here are today’s five thing to know about Tacos:

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

More Fun Facts:

Taco Bell has tried to enter the Mexican market twice, failing both times, even after branding their food “American” food.

In 1914, the first recipes for tacos were put into an English cookbook.


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Today’s Food History

  • 1925 Teaching the theory of evolution became illegal in Tennessee.
  • 1984 A section of Central Park is renamed ‘Strawberry Fields’ to honor John Lennon.
  • 1994 Due to bad harvests, there is a shortage of Japanese grown rice.  Japan’s Imperial Palace begins serving royal meals to the Emperor & Empress with rice grown in the U.S., China and Thailand.
  • 1999 Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones landed in the Egyptian desert, having completed the 1st ‘Around the World’ hot air balloon flight.  According to the BBC, they carried fresh food, including bread, cheese and pre-cooked steaks to last for 6 or 7 days, after which they made due with dried foods such as cereals and powdered milk.  The flight began in the Swiss Alps, took 19 days, 21 hours and 55 minutes, and covered 29,056 non-stop miles.

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October 4th is National Taco Day!

Posted on October 4, 2017

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Today’s Taco Fact:

The word ‘taco‘ originated in the 18th century silver mines in Mexico. Back then, a taco was the paper used to wrap around gunpowder for small explosives.


Here are today’s five thing 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 move 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.

More Fun Facts:

Taco Bell has tried to enter the Mexican market twice, failing both times, even after branding their food “American” food.

In 1914, the first recipes for tacos were put into an English cookbook.


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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary


Today’s Food History

  • 1925 Teaching the theory of evolution became illegal in Tennessee.
  • 1984 A section of Central Park is renamed ‘Strawberry Fields’ to honor John Lennon.
  • 1994 Due to bad harvests, there is a shortage of Japanese grown rice.  Japan’s Imperial Palace begins serving royal meals to the Emperor & Empress with rice grown in the U.S., China and Thailand.
  • 1999 Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones landed in the Egyptian desert, having completed the 1st ‘Around the World’ hot air balloon flight.  According to the BBC, they carried fresh food, including bread, cheese and pre-cooked steaks to last for 6 or 7 days, after which they made due with dried foods such as cereals and powdered milk.  The flight began in the Swiss Alps, took 19 days, 21 hours and 55 minutes, and covered 29,056 non-stop miles.

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October 3 is National Soft Taco Day

Posted on October 3, 2015

National Soft Taco Day


Five Food Finds about Tacos

  1. A taco is a traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling.
  2. A taco can be made with a variety of fillings, including beef, chicken, seafood, vegetables and cheese, allowing for great versatility and variety.
  3. A taco is generally eaten without utensils and is often accompanied by garnishes such as salsa, avocado or guacamole, cilantro, tomatoes, minced meat, onions and lettuce.
  4. According to the Real Academia Española, publisher of Diccionario de la Lengua Española, the word taco describes a typical Mexican dish of a maize tortilla folded around food (“Tortilla de maĂ­z enrollada con algĂșn alimento dentro, tĂ­pica de MĂ©xico”).
  5. The original sense of the word is of a “plug” or “wad” used to fill a hole (“Pedazo de madera, metal u otra materia, corto y grueso, que se encaja en algĂșn hueco”).

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1863 Abraham Lincoln declared that Thanksgiving Day would be an annual event celebrated on the last Thursday in November.
1872 Emily Post was born. (or on October 27, 1872). Etiquette expert, newspaper columnist, author of ‘Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home’ (1922); ‘The Emily Post Cook Book’ (1949); ‘Motor Manners’ (1950).
1883 The ‘Orient Express’ made its first run from Paris to Constantinople.
1899 The first motorized vacuum cleaner was patented by John S. Thurman.
1941 The first aerosol can was patented.
1964 Buffalo Wings were created. Created by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, for her son and some friends for a midnight snack.

 


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October 4 is National Taco Day

Posted on October 3, 2014

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Taco:

  1. A taco is a traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling.
  2. A taco can be made with a variety of fillings, including beef, chicken, seafood, vegetables and cheese, allowing for great versatility and variety.
  3. A taco is generally eaten without utensils and is often accompanied by garnishes such as salsa, avocado or guacamole, cilantro, tomatoes, minced meat, onions and lettuce.
  4. According to the Real Academia Española, publisher of Diccionario de la Lengua Española, the word taco describes a typical Mexican dish of a maize tortilla folded around food (“Tortilla de maĂ­z enrollada con algĂșn alimento dentro, tĂ­pica de MĂ©xico”).
  5. The original sense of the word is of a “plug” or “wad” used to fill a hole (“Pedazo de madera, metal u otra materia, corto y grueso, que se encaja en algĂșn hueco”).

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Today’s Food History

  • 1582 Gregorian Calendar Adjustment (it corrected an accumulated 11 day discrepancy). The day following Thursday, October 4, 1582 was Friday, October 15, 1582. It was effective in most Catholic countries. The old Julian calendar continued in use in Britain and its colonies until 1752, in Japan until 1873, in China until 1912, in Russia until 1918, in Greece until 1923, and in Turkey until 1925.
  • 1879 Edward Murray East was born. An American botanist and chemist he helped with the development of hybrid corn. Specifically, he concentrated on controlling the protein and fat content of possible hybrids.
  • 1979 American actress Rachael Leigh Cook was born. She began working as a model at age 10, and her picture is still used on boxes of Milk-Bone Dog Biscuits.
  • 1995 Edward H. Lowe died. He invented Kitty Litter.
  • 2004 American scientists Richard Axel and Linda Buck were awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. They received the award for their work on our sense of smell. Axel and Buck discovered genes that are responsible for our ability to recognize thousands of complex odors, and remember them throughout life.
  • 2006 New York Times journalist and food writer R.W. Apple died at the age of 71.

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National Taco Day

Posted on October 3, 2013

National Taco Day

Five Food Finds about Tacos

  • A taco is a traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling.
  • A taco can be made with a variety of fillings, including beef, chicken, seafood, vegetables and cheese, allowing for great versatility and variety.
  • A taco is generally eaten without utensils and is often accompanied by garnishes such as salsa, avocado or guacamole, cilantro, tomatoes, minced meat, onions and lettuce.
  • According to the Real Academia Española, publisher of Diccionario de la Lengua Española, the word taco describes a typical Mexican dish of a maize tortilla folded around food (“Tortilla de maĂ­z enrollada con algĂșn alimento dentro, tĂ­pica de MĂ©xico”).
  • The original sense of the word is of a “plug” or “wad” used to fill a hole (“Pedazo de madera, metal u otra materia, corto y grueso, que se encaja en algĂșn hueco”).

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1863 Abraham Lincoln declared that Thanksgiving Day would be an annual event celebrated on the last Thursday in November.
1872 Emily Post was born. (or on October 27, 1872). Etiquette expert, newspaper columnist, author of ‘Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home’ (1922); ‘The Emily Post Cook Book’ (1949); ‘Motor Manners’ (1950).
1883 The ‘Orient Express’ made its first run from Paris to Constantinople.
1899 The first motorized vacuum cleaner was patented by John S. Thurman.
1941 The first aerosol can was patented.
1964 Buffalo Wings were created. Created by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, for her son and some friends for a midnight snack.

October 3 – Today’s Food History

Posted on October 3, 2011

National Taco Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1863 Abraham Lincoln declared that Thanksgiving Day would be an annual event celebrated on the last Thursday in November.
  • 1872 Emily Post was born. (or on October 27, 1872). Etiquette expert, newspaper columnist, author of ‘Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home’ (1922); ‘The Emily Post Cook Book’ (1949); ‘Motor Manners’ (1950).
  • 1883 The ‘Orient Express’ made its first run from Paris to Constantinople.
  • 1899 The first motorized vacuum cleaner was patented by John S. Thurman.
  • 1941 The first aerosol can was patented.
  • 1964 Buffalo Wings were created. Created by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, for her son and some friends for a midnight snack.

  

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