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Ten Great Nachos Found in Dallas

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Nachos originated in the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, just over the border from Eagle Pass, Texas. In 1943, the wives of U.S. soldiers stationed at Fort Duncan in nearby Eagle Pass were in Piedras Negras on a shopping trip and arrived at the restaurant after it had already closed for the day. The maître d’hôtel, Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, invented a new snack for them with what little he had available in the kitchen: tortillas and cheese. Anaya cut the tortillas into triangles, fried them, added shredded cheddar cheese, quickly heated them, added sliced pickled jalapeño peppers, and served them.  Continue reading

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Celebrate Julia Child’s 101st Birthday With Us

I was fortunate enough to have met Julia Child several times, and am usually giddy when I hear her name mentioned. What royalty in the culinary world. What class and reverence. Thank you for enlightening us all.   — Steven

 

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