Google Doodle serves up tasty tribute to inventor of nachos

CNET | 8/14/2019 | Steven Musil
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Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya invented the tasty dish in 1943.

Google's latest Doodle may leave your mouth watering. Thursday's Doodle celebrates the 124th birthday of Ignacio Anaya, and while you may not recognize his name, you're likely familiar with his culinary creation: nachos!

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The animated Doodle demonstrates how Anaya invented the tasty treat in 1943 when a group of wives of US military personnel stationed at an army base in Texas popped into the Club Victoria, a restaurant in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras. The women wanted a snack, but Anaya, who was the restaurant's maitre d', couldn't find a chef, so he took chips, cheese and chopped chilis in hand and revolutionized bar cuisine forever.

Nacho's especiales -- named after the nickname for Ignacio -- were added to the restaurant's menu and soon grew in popularity at other nearby restaurants. The dish was written up in an American cookbook in 1949, but the apostrophe in Nacho's was lost as its popularity spread around the world.

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