One, two, nachos for you. Three, four, eat nachos some more. Five, six, holy moley, Nachonomics has been around for six years now! Did I ever think when I was but a wee child of less than six that I would be writing about a singular food for longer than I have been alive? No, no I did not, but here we are!
So what can we expect going into this 6th year of nachoey nachoness? Well as you know, it has been awhile since since there has been a release of a physical book of more nacho knowledge. With The Field Guide to Nachos providing you with the history of nachos, Nachos & You providing the philosophy of nachos, and Recipes from the Nachonomicon providing recipes for nachos, one would think there would be nothing else that could be said about the food. WRONG. There is more.
Enter The Astonishing World of Nachos, a tome that is the be-all and end-all of nacho knowledge.The literal “One nacho book to rule them all”. Like the Nachonomicon itself, this will be a grimoire containing all nacho knowledge that humans were not meant to know. Only unlike that this will be all nacho knowledge you can know without being driven mad with nachoness!
“But I already have The Field Guide to Nachos, Nachos & You, and Recipes from the Nachonomicon, what more could this possibly have?” Oh my friend, what more COULDN’T this possibly have? As you may have noticed, these three previous works were all pocket sized and limited to 32 pages. As such, a lot of material was excised in order to meet these size and length restrictions. NO LONGER. Each book will be revised, reimagined, and expanded throughout for inclusion here. Stories and tales never before or rarely seen will have their chance in the sun now.
“Great, I just got all these previous books and now you’re just going to copy them all into one collection? RIPOFF.” Rest assured, your previous books will remain just as relevant tomorrow as they were yesterday. If anything, the original books could be compared to Fargo the movie, while AWoN will be Fargo the TV show. Enough familiar between the two so that you get the theme and think you’ve seen it before, but enough different to also be acknowledged as a separate thing. Also, like a series compared to a stand alone film, it will be substantially longer, someplace in the two to three times range. At this point you could ask for more, but even I, a guy who has been writing for a nacho website for six years, thinks that two to three hundred pages of nacho material is enough nacho book for anyone.
Unlike previous books where May 5th would roll around and “SURPRISE” there’d be a Kickstarter for it, this one is going to take some work for it to be just right. There will be essays. There will be interviews. There will be true history. There will be false history. There will be more recipes. And there will be more monsters. Will it be like any other nacho book out there? Nope. Will you be able to buy it off Amazon or other online retailer in both digital and standard format? Yes. It won’t fit in your pocket, but it will fit on your bookshelf, or e-reader of choice.
This is going to be some work alright, a true culmination of all nacho knowledge on a level where after it’s produced you can just close the book (literally the one you would have just read) and never need to hear a thing about nachos again.You’ll know it all, and more. As such we might be mixing up our three posts a month format from time to time in order to bring excerpts and the such, but we’ll see how it all works out. Other than “awesomely” that is.
Lastly, based on last year’s annual post, I googled “Waldorfsaladonomics”, “Scorpionbowlonomics”, and “Cubansandwichonomics”, and there were literally no results returned. While I am very disappointed, for SEO sake you should really jump on that to be the only game in town. It may be an audience of one, but I’d really like to know where to find the best Cuban Sandwiches around. Oh well, maybe next year.