Celebrate National Taco Day
Last year, Americans ate more than 4.5 billion tacos! We love our tacos! National Taco Day, Tuesdays and every day of Taco! That’s 490,000 miles of tacos, which could take you to the moon and back or, if you prefer, you could, at 775 million pounds, equal to the weight of two Empire State buildings.
Some History of Taco
For a dish so widely available, the history of the taco is really unknown. But according to taco expert Jeffrey M. Pilcher, the word originates in the silver mines in Mexico in the eighteenth century, when taco referred to the small explosives that workers used to extract the ore. These were pieces of paper wrapped around gunpowder and placed in holes carved into the rock. “When you think about it, a chicken taco with a good hot sauce looks a lot like a stick of dynamite,” says Pilcher in an online article at Smithsonian.com. “
The first references [to the cue] in any type of file or dictionary come from the late nineteenth century. And one of the first types of tacos described is called miner’s tacos: the miner’s tacos. So taco is not necessarily this old cultural expression; it is not a food that goes back to time immemorial. “Until others claim that the tacos predate the arrival of the Spaniards in Mexico in the sixteenth century, anthropologists say that there is evidence to suggest that the inhabitants of the lake region of the Valley of Mexico ate tacos full of small fish, the fish were replaced by small insects and live ants in the states of Morelos and Guerrero, while the lobsters and snails were the favorite fillings in Puebla and Oaxaca. boosted the great popularity of Mexican food in the US Founded in California in 1962, the fast food restaurant chain offers a variety of Tex-Mex foods to more than two billion customers in 5,800 restaurants in the United States.
The hard-shell cue was invented long before Taco Bell, a discovery that would help its expansion in North America. It was first eaten in 1949 in a cookbook by Fabiola Cabeza de Vaca Gilbert. A device that would keep the taco in its U-shape when deep-fried helped in the mass production of this product. Kits are now available everywhere.
Come celebrate the history of tacos here at Tostada Regia, where we have not only a large selection but the best selection of tacos.