Today’s food holiday gets our seal of approval! April 8 is National Empanada Day.
Some food dishes know no boundaries; they are loved by many cultures the world over. Empanadas fit perfectly into this category.
Most people think of these half-moon shaped pastries as being South American, but their origins can be traced back to Portugal and Galicia. The beauty of empanadas is that the rich, buttery dough can be filled with almost anything — sweet or savory.