Apr 5 - Geezer's Blog - National Burrito Day

The Bottom Line: Delicious facts about burritos!

The Full Story:

  • The first documented burrito was made in 1922
  • The tortilla was first made in Chihuahua, Mexico - where the wheat grows the best. Specifically, Cuidad Juarez, in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua.
  • The first certain reference to a burrito is from a roadhouse cafe near Tucson.
  • The first mention of a burrito in the Los Angeles Times wasn't until 1958…which is about the time it first appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary.
  • The first restaurant in San Francisco known to serve the burrito in the late 1960's.
  • Burritos combine ancient traditions with contemporary ingredients spiced to suit tastes of the general public.
  • The burrito is a traditional food in the city of Juarez in northern Mexico.
  • Burritos made in Mexico are made thin and small and are only made with one ore two ingredients.
  • Burritos made in the United States are bigger and contain multiple ingredients centered around meat or vegetable.
  • The burrito was made popular by Northern Mexican and American gold miners.
  • The flour tortilla is usually lightly grilled or steamed, to soften it and make it more pliable.
  • The word burrito means "little donkey" in Spanish, as a diminutive form of burro or donkey.
  • If you fry a burrito, it becomes a chimichanga.
  • California burritos are the most popular in America.
  • The three most popular burrito types in the U.S. are wet burritos (has sauce on top), breakfast burritos (self explanatory), and California burritos (made popular in San Diego, it’s got fries inside)
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