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Since my Husband’s heritage is Mexican, I thought this was appropriate.

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

National Enchilada Day

Five Food Finds about Enchiladas

  • The enchilada is one of the dishes mentioned in Mexico’s first cookbook in 1831.
  • Enchilada is the past participle of Spanish enchilar, “to add chile pepper to”, literally to “season (or decorate) with chile.”
  • Enchiladas originated in Mexico, where the practice of rolling tortillas around other food dates back at least to Mayan times.
  • Writing at the time of the Spanish conquistadors, Bernal Díaz del Castillo documented a feast enjoyed by Europeans hosted by Hernán Cortés in Coyoacán, which included foods served in corn tortillas.
  • In the 19th century, as Mexican cuisine was being memorialized, enchiladas were mentioned in the first Mexican cookbook, El cocinero mexicano (“The Mexican Chef”), published in 1831, and in Mariano Galvan Rivera’s Diccionario de Cocina, published in 1845.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1865 Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Jane Cochran) was born. In 1889 Bly successfully…

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