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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 maíz enrollada con algún alimento dentro, típica de México”).
  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 algún 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 maíz enrollada con algún alimento dentro, típica de México”).
  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 algún 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 maíz enrollada con algún alimento dentro, típica de México”).
  • 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 algún 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.

A History of Taco Bell

Posted on March 21, 2012

Everyone’s probably  eaten at Taco Bell, but did you know the “Bell” came from the founder’s name, Glenn Bell?  He pioneered the sale of crunchy tacos to the world over 50 years ago.  The first Taco Bell opened March 21, 1962. Taco Bell Begins Glenn, a 23-year-old former Marine, arrived in San Bernadino, California, just after World War II.  He opened a one man hot dog stand, but was interested in mexican food.  He wanted a quick way to grab Mexican food on the go. He first started selling hot dogs paired with a sauce that would later become Taco Bell’s hot sauce.  Soon, he experimented with ways to prepare tacos quickly and efficiently. He also had the novel idea of frying the taco…

Doritos Locos Tacos worth 8 hours on a plane…every minute!

Posted on February 16, 2012

Today may not live in infamy, but in fast food, it could be close.

The team at Taco Bell reached out to me a few weeks ago asking if I would be interested in trying out some new food items.

I read hundreds of food blogs and knew that they were tinkering with the doritos taco…I had to take them up on it!

I flew to Irvine, Ca from New York where I was attending the New York Social Media Week

the next day I, along with a few other social media guys, were treated to a full out presentation and poof…the tacos were presented!

Yes, a kid in a candy store.

The shell is firmer than a normal shell and that’s a good thing.

you know the gold powder of Doritos, it’s got it!

thought this was a great comparison between the old and the new

Taco bell has set the release date for midnight March 8

They also are having a contest which is story of neat.

 Whomever gets the most retweets about  Dorsitos Locos Tacos(say that 3 time quickly) gets a truck full of them sent to their town.

Contest Link

NOTE:

Just to clarify that I’m not some kind of sell out. I had several in-depth discussions with the head of  Taco Bell and the rest of the team about their food.

I asked if they were expanding their lower calorie line, which they are.( I’m a huge fan)

They told me about their new Cantina line with all fresh ingredients. They were revamping and introducing many flavorful items like roasted corn and new salsas.

I asked if they were thinking about choosing local growers and suppliers for their chain,

They assured me that they were working on that and cited many things they were working on.

I feel like I did the best I could to emphasis what responsible consumers  are looking for.

All in all I had a great experience. They said in closing that the Doritos Locos Tacos will sell over a billion tacos in it’s first year.  Their numbers showed that in test markets over 80% of ALL orders had at least one Doritos Taco and I can tell you first hand…I understand why.

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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