Breakfast buffet
February 24th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.

Break out the salsa and heat up the queso! February 24 is National Tortilla Chip Day.

Seemingly simple yet crushingly complicated, tortilla chips are a snacking staple. You can chow down straight from the bag while lounging at home, dip away while dining at a Mexican restaurant, or munch while mingling at a simple soiree.

The Texas Monthly article “Why Are Tortilla Chips So Damn Good?" said it quite eloquently:

The casual snacker remains blessedly unaware of all that is occurring in her mouth and brain as she bites and then chews that heterogeneous matrix of starch and fat and air pockets, sensing it not only with teeth and tongue but ear and jaw and somehow judging from all sorts of varying information - about how it deforms and how it sounds and what vibrations it causes in the jaw - how crispy it is.

Crispy, crunchy, salty and simply put: perfect.

What's on TV?

“Bottle Shock” – TMCe, 10:20 a.m. ET
Based on the true story of how Napa Valley wines made it to the world stage in 1976.

“Guy’s Big Bite” – Food Network, 3 p.m. ET
Guy whips up pepperoni lasagna and strawberry panzanella.

“Food Wars” – Travel Channel, 4 p.m. ET
Camille settles a deep-dish pizza war between Chicago’s Pizzeria Uno and Lou Malnati’s.

“10 Ways to Save 10 Grand” – DIY Network, 6:30 p.m. ET
John DeSilvia counts down his top 10 DIY money-saving tips for kitchen renovations.

“Breakfast Special” – PBS, 9 p.m. ET
A celebration of breakfast checks out pancakes in New York, loco moco in Hawaii and congee in San Francisco.

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  1. AleeD

    I'm a freak for all chips du corn. Flavored or not – usually without dip. YUM!!!!

    February 24, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
  2. JBJingles

    Now I want some chips and guac!! That avocado looks yummy, but not as good as the chip...

    February 24, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
  3. Evil Grin

    I'm not a huge fan of tortilla chips anyway, but that description has made me like them less, I think. Some things should not be explained.

    February 24, 2011 at 10:24 am |
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