Today is National Nachos Day. In honor of the day, here is some trivia about nachos:
- What poem did Emily Dickinson write after she invented nachos? The answer is found HERE.
- When is National Tortilla Chip Day? The answer is found HERE.
- Who confronted a Chicago Cubs fan while holding a tub of nachos? The answer is found HERE.
Also, in observance of this august date (yes, august, not August; we know that it’s November), we have shared Emmett Lee Dickinson’s lesser-known poem “Cheeses! my Nacho fix” below (on the left). He was inspired to compose this poem shortly after sampling his third cousin Emily’s delicious concoction. His poem then inspired her to pen her poem, “Jesus! thy Crucifix” (below on the right).
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
Cheeses! my Nacho fix
Enables me to get
A larger size!
Cheeses! my second tray
Sends me to Paradise
By Emily Dickinson:
Jesus! thy Crucifix
Enable thee to guess
The smaller size!
Jesus! thy second face
Mind thee in Paradise
Emmett Lee Dickinson was an aficionado of spicy foods, and he absolutely LOVED Emily’s culinary treat, Cajun nachos – the hotter the better! He once wrote, “If I eat a plateful and it makes my whole body so hot no winter wind can ever cool me, I know that it’s Emily’s nachos. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that it’s Emily’s nachos. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?”