Our Naked Burrito inspired today’s daily email to our Goodies. It went something like this:
Holy Guacamole! Here are a few interesting facts about this ancient concoction.
- Back in the 1900’s a Spanish-English pronunciation guide listed guacamole as a “salad of alligator pear”. Charming.
- On two days a year: Super Bowl Sunday and Cinco de Mayo, over 20 million pounds of avocados are used for guacamole.
- Early recipes from the California Avocado Advisory Board (Calavo), published in the 1940s, were accompanied with a pronunciation suggestion: “Say Huakamole”. (TOTAL SIDEBAR: Could you imagine the inter-boardroom fights at Calavo coming to the above mentioned pronunciation suggestion? “I don’t care what you say, I think it should be pronounced GUAC-amole“……”What? That’s simply madness, you know it originates back to the Aztecs, they would have never accepted that pronunciation, you are knowingly compromising the integrity of the avocado, and I will not stand for this insubordination, I think you should leave…all in favour, say I.”)
- Here’s a redic delish recipe for an amazing guac-salsa dip. Enjoy.