November 6, 2017

NATIONAL NACHOS DAY

Jim Gaffigan describes what’s in a Nacho. Enjoy!

National Nachos Day is observed annually on November 6. In their simplest form, nachos are tortilla chips covered in nacho cheese or other melted cheese and served with salsa.

First created sometime around 1943, the popular and loved nachos are of Mexican origin.  Nachos can be made quickly and served as a snack, an appetizer or prepared with extra ingredients as a full meal.

It is believed that Ignaci “Nacho” Anaya created the original nachos in the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, just across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas.  The story talks of a group of United States military wives stationed at Fort Duncan in Eagle Pass who traveled to Piedras Negras on a shopping trip.  Following shopping, they arrived late to a restaurant after it had closed for the day.  Maître d, Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya served them a snack which he invented from what little was available in the kitchen: tortillas and cheese.  Anaya cut the tortillas into triangles, topped them with shredded cheddar cheese and quickly heated them.  He then added sliced jalapeno peppers and served them to the ladies. When Anaya was asked what the dish was called, he replied, “Nacho’s especiales”.  As the word of this new creation traveled, people tried them, loved them and over time, the name changed and Nacho’s “specials” became “special nachos”.

The original recipe is printed in the 1954 St. Anne’s Cookbook.

The popularity of the new dish spread swiftly throughout Texas and the Southwest and has since gained millions of fans across America.

Nachos with an abundance of toppings are often called loaded nachos, super nachos or nachos supreme.

Some favorite nachos toppings are refried beans, ground beef, shredded beef, chicken, seafood, shredded cheese, jalapeno peppers, green pepper,  lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, onion, sour cream and guacamole.

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November 5, 2017

National Doughnut Day…Again?

Brian Regan, Mitch Hedberg and Jim Gaffigan talk DOUGHNUTS.  Enjoy!

 

Yup! November 5 is one of two National Doughnut Days observed by doughnut lovers across the nation. The first Friday in June is the other day doughnuts steal the bakery case spotlight ready to tease their way into white bakery box home!

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November 3, 2017

It’s National Sandwich Day – Hot Pocket is My Choice

Jim Gaffigan’s classic “Hoooot Pocket” (Hit Play)

National Sandwich Day is observed annually on November 3. The sandwich is believed to be the namesake of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, following the claim that he was the inventor of the sandwich.  This day honors one of America’s most popular lunch items.

October 31, 2017

Living In The USA With Steve Miller

 

A new 4-LP Steve Miller Band collection was recently released. Ultimate Hits spans his entire career and also includes eight previously unreleased recordings.

Ultimate Hits features 40 songs from Miller’s long career, starting with a recording of 5-year-old Miller talking to his godfather, electric guitar pioneer Les Paul. The collection then winds through some of Miller’s best and most popular tracks — including his first No. 1, “The Joker”; “Fly Like an Eagle”; and “Abracadabra,” another No. 1 single — while making room for some never-heard cuts.

Among those new recordings are live versions of favorites like “Living in the USA,” demos (including an early version of “Take the Money and Run”) and a previously unreleased take on the R&B classic “In the Midnight Hour.” (Courtesy Ultimate Classic Rock)

I chatted with Steve Miller 1n 2004. Enjoy!

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October 29, 2017

“There’s a New Kid In Town. Everybody’s Talking”

The Eagles were in Detroit Friday night at the new Little Caesars Arena.  Based on every report and review it was “spectacular.” I came across an interview I did with Don Henley back in 2004. Have a listen. Enjoy!

 

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