While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Taco 'bout a great day - October 4 is National Taco Day!
Flour or corn tortilla, meat or no meat, with guacamole or without - tacos provide an endless list of flavor combinations. This popular street food has made its way from Mexico to homes and restaurants the world over.
According to Jeffrey Pilcher, history professor and author of Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food, the word "taco" likely originated from silver mines in 18th century Mexico. Miners would use little charges, or explosives, to break up the ore they were mining. They’d wrap pieces of paper around gunpowder for the job. Because of the wrap's resemblance, the taco took the name. (Gives new meaning to hot sauce!)
With all the possibilities for delicious tacos, what’s your favorite?