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Ignacio Anaya García Biography

Ignacio Anaya García Biography

Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya was a waiter at a Mexican restaurant and is believed to be the inventor of nachos.

Ignacio Anaya García Age

He was 80 years old. (15 August 1895 – 9 November 1975 in Piedras Negras)

Ignacio Anaya García Early Life

Born Ignacio Anaya Garcia in Manuel Benavides on August 15, 1895,

Ignacio Anaya García Career

he worked at the El Moderno restaurant in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas. Around 1943 he began serving fried tortilla chips topped with melted cheese and jalapeño peppers at the restaurant, calling them “Nachos Especiales”.

Ignacio Anaya García Married, Wife

He married Marie Antoinette Salinas,

Ignacio Anaya García Children

he had 9 children.

Ignacio Anaya García Networth

Detail about Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya networth is not available

Ignacio Anaya García’s Nacho’s Restaurant

He later opened his own restaurant, “Nacho’s Restaurant” in Eagle Pass, where he served T-bone steak, tampiqueñas, and enchiladas amongst other things. In a 1969 interview with the San Antonio Express-News, he stated that he never made any money from the invention, saying that “the only man making money on nachos is the man selling the cheese and jalapenos”.

Ignacio Anaya García Death, Ignacio Anaya García Cause of Death

He died on 9 November 1975, leaving a son Ignacio Anaya Jr who went into banking and 5 other surviving children.

Ignacio Anaya García Google Doodle

On Thursday, Google used its logo to honor a legend in the food world: Ignacio Anaya García, the inventor of nachos born 124 years ago on Aug. 15.

The doodle is an animated gif featuring García assembling tortilla chips on a plate, then topping them with shredded cheese and sliced jalapeño peppers.

According to Google, García created the signature dish in 1943 while working as Maître d’ at a popular restaurant in the border town of Piedras Negras, Coahuila.

A group of wives stationed at a nearby air base dropped in to eat. García couldn’t track down a chef, so he pulled together a dish he named Nachos especiales. The rest is culinary history.

The doodle was created by Alfonso de Anda, a guest artist based in Mexico City.

“There isn’t a whole lot of information on Ignacio, so I shifted my focus onto the dish itself,” said de Anda in an interview posted by Google. “My approach was very straightforward; imagining Ignacio making his first plate of nachos while implicitly communicating a sense of fun.”

Nacho’s Especiales

Nacho came up with his culinary invention in Piedras Negras, Coahuila in 1943. There are several versions in this regard about his greatest creation, although the one that stands out the most is when, after the arrival of a group of women being wives of the US military stationed at nearby Eagle Pass Army Airbase, stopped in asking for a snack. Unable to find a chef, García took matters into his own hands, improvising the tasty treat much to his customers’ delight.

The dish termed achos especiales spread and was added to the Club Victoria menu, imitated around town, and written up in an American cookbook as early as 1949. By 1960, García had opened his own restaurant, El Nacho.

In the 76 years since the invention of nachos, it has spread all over the world. A mass-produced version was introduced in 1976 at Arlington Stadium in Texas, with liquefied cheese sauce pumped out of large cans. Stadiums were quickly selling more nachos than popcorn.

Nachos for £6 for sale from the Mexican Food Stall is seen at the Glastonbury Festival on June 29, 2014 in Glastonbury, England

García Declined to Patent His Invention

Although García refused to patent his creation—“It’s just a snack to keep my customers happy and well-fed,” he reportedly said, “It’s like any other border dish”—his name has gone down in history. Each October, Piedras Negras hosts the International Nacho Festival, and the town has erected a plaque in his honor, a fitting memorial to one man’s delicious legacy.

Vanguardia reports that the inventor’s son, Ignacio Anaya junior, who was then vice president of a bank in Eagle Pass, tried to patent nachos but it was too late and he was not able to do so.

“I’ve been from Piedras Negras to Chicago and Texas and I simply smile when I see that there is ‘Nacho’s Special’ on a menu. If they knew that it originated from my dad and that his idea never exploded, but it has given us much honor and pride to the Anaya family and the city of Piedras Negras,” he said, according to the publication.

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