Thursday, October 7, 2010

Spaghetti Tacos

One of the gadgets I have on this site pulls in news articles about food, particularly historic food or foods from various ethnic traditions.

Today, I noticed a strange little article about a new food trend: spaghetti tacos. The basic form of the recipe is spaghetti and meatballs, packed into taco shells.  Two great tastes that could not have come together before the European discovery of the Americas!  It arose from a gag by a character in the iCarly series on Nickelodeon.  Or at least the story writers thought it was a gag.  Apparently after the relevant episode aired a lot of American kids bugged their mothers to make it, and pronounced the results good.  

So, will spaghetti tacos become the first new American classic of the 21st century?  Only time will tell.

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