WEEKLY SPECIALS, October 3 2023

Weekly Specials – October 3, 2023

Where Did Tacos Come From?

October 3rd is National Soft Taco Day and Western Eagle Foundation is celebrating! Did you know that tacos are thought to come from Mexico, long before the Spanish arrived? Ancient Mexicans used freshly made, soft, flat corn tortillas and gave them with fillings like fish and cooked organs. It was a staple meal that provided vital nutrients and energy to those who consumed it. These tacos didn’t contain the cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and tomato that we associate with the meal today. In fact, the taco as we know it is less than 100 years old.

The word “taco” is quite new. It originated from Mexican silver miners in the 18th century. Gunpowder was wrapped in a paper like a “taquito” and inserted into rocks before detonation. By this time, tacos were known as the food of the working class, which included miners. This resulted in their portable street food being called “tacos de minero,” also known as “miner’s tacos”.

The tortilla in these miner’s tacos were soft, made of corn, and filled with spicy meats.

To help you celebrate this now American favorite, we found a great 15-minute Soft Taco Recipe from IHeart Recipes just for you. Remember to shop Western Eagle Foundation’s Discount Food and Home Goods Store first and save on all your ingredients!

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