and now, nachos. while we still wait.


The NYT has traced the first nachos back to Piedras Negras, Mexico, in 1940, with just three ingredients. As the story goes, a group of women walked into the Victory Club in Piedras outside business hours. Aiming to please, Ignacio Anaya, the maître d’hôtel known as Nacho, ran to the kitchen and made a quick appetizer with ingredients he found. Today’s nachos know no end to their variations: They can have a number of seasoned layers or simply be topped with cheese sauce, like those sold at concession stands. But the simplicity of its original, with its barely salted chips, nutty melted cheese and briny pickled jalapenos, is sure to charm true nacho fans.


“we’ve all invested emotionally in nachos.”

-conan o’brien



credits: Christoper Simpson(NYT) and Simon Andrews- food stylist (NYT)

53 responses »

  1. I just asked my daughter what nachos were and now she’s looking for a home for me that takes care of dementia patients. 😉 Not something I have had very often so I went momentarily blank. I have to be careful when thinking out loud. 😉 Always the odd duck. Great history lesson though.

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  2. HA! Sometimes Conan comes out of nowhere for the win. HA! That right there was the mic drop for me. I’ll be thinking of the laugh that gave me for a while. High five for giving me the laugh of the day. THANKS!

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