Waitress Who Introduced L.A. To Nachos Dies
RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Let's take a moment to remember the waitress who's credited with introducing nachos to Los Angeles. Carmen Rocha started working at the restaurant, El Cholo, in 1959 and she brought with her a Texas treat - tortillas layered with melted cheese and jalapenos. A West Coast food phenomenon was born. Carmen Rocha died this week. One cookbook writer told the LA Times, if nachos were called Carmens, her name would be remembered forever. It's Morning Edition.
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