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A Lot Of People Have A Lot Of Feelings About This ‘Arroz Con Pollo’ Recipe From Tasty

Food is a very special thing in the Latino community. Every community has its own version of food that speaks to the soul of the culture. As such, recipe videos on social media are heavily criticized because people are very protective about the foods that reflect who they are. That is exactly what is happening right now with a Tasty video showing a recipe for “arroz con pollo.”

Tasty recently released a video of an arroz con pollo recipe and the responses have been swift.

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The recipe comes from Partick’s grandmother and people should understand that some people make food differently. Family recipes vary depending on where they are from, what they grew up with, and their own tastes. But, that kind of nuance is not quite readily available on Twitter.

People were immediately offended.

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Food is a sacred part of Latino life. We all know the recipes our abuelas and mamis made for us when we were growing up. We love those recipes and we can guarantee that your abuelas arroz con pollo recipe is different than your friend’s abuela’s arroz con pollo recipe.

There was some debate over the seasoning process for the chicken.

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They did add salt to the water but it is fair to question how much they added. With the amount of water they used to boil the chicken, they should have used more salt to give the chicken an appropriate salty flavor.

People are not arguing that they made rice and they made chicken but the use of the phrase arroz con pollo is too much for some.

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The dish arroz con pollo is a very specific and iconic combination of chicken, rice, and seasoning. It can vary depending on where you are from however, there is a lot to be desired after seeing this video.

Some Twitter people put the blame directly onto the people behind the dish.

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One of the greatest dangers of working on the Internet and doing things on the Internet is that people can say whatever they want whenever they want. Putting your name to something, while brave, can give people a name to rail against specifically.

Some people are trying to figure out what culture this dish really fits into.

It might be inspired by a different culture and there is nothing wrong with that. The world is a melting pot of food, people, and ideas. Sometimes there are dishes made within a family because of someone being from one part of the world and someone being from another. We did have a whole trade system in the world around spices.

Yet, people just want it to stop.

When people speak, they speak. This is definitely one way to make this happen. There is nothing confusing about what this person wants.

And people from the U.N. of Latinos on Twitter.

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So many cultures have a version of arroz con pollo. If you recognize this version, let us know in the Facebook comments so we can pinpoint the origin of this creation.

Watch the full video below and make your own decision about the recipe.

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A Mexican Artist Is Making Pancake Art That’s Too Beautiful To Eat

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A Mexican Artist Is Making Pancake Art That’s Too Beautiful To Eat

Social media is where people can show off just about anything they create. This includes art in any and all media, like pancake art. Claudia, the creator behind Nappan Pancake art, is the latest artist watching their art reach the masses.

Claudia, the artist behind Nappan Pancake art, got her start because of the pandemic.

@nappancakes

casi ✨1 año✨haciendo #pancakeart 🥞 #parati #foryou #viral #trend #glowup #art #foryoupage

♬ Inox la bggg – ᗰᗩᖇIE ᗰOI ᑎᗩᖇᑌTO

The artist first started to play around with pancake art last spring break when the pandemic forced businesses and schools to close. Claudia wanted to get more creative with her kids’ breakfasts since they were now always at home.

“I started experimenting with making Pancake art,” Claudia recalls to mitú. “At first I only used the color of the natural dough and a little cocoa. At first, I just used the ketchup dispensers and little by little I learned.”

Claudia uses her pancake art to honor some truly iconic people.

@nappancakes

Responder a @detodoun_poco233 Cepillín ✨🥞✨ en nuestros ♥️ #parati #fy #HijosAdopTiktoks #adoptiktoks #viral #foryou @cepillintv #pancakeart ncakeart

♬ La Feria de Cepillin – Cepillín

Cepillín recently died and the loss was felt throughout the community. He made our lives joyous and fun with his music, especially his birthday song. Some of the creations are done for fans who request to see their faves turned into delicious pancake art.

The artist loves creating the edible works of art.

The journey of becoming a pancake artist has been a fun adventure for Claudia and her children. The more she has practiced, the more she has been able to do.

“Sometimes I scream with excitement and I go to all the members of my house to see it,” Claudia says about her successes. “Other times it’s just a feeling like “disappointment could be better” other times it just breaks or burns and then I just cry but it usually feels very satisfying.”

You can check out all of her creations on TikTok.

@nappancakes

Responder a @reyna100804santoyo siii🥞✨ díganle que me adopte 🥺 @ederbez #adoptiktoks #hijosadoptiktoks #parati #foryou #viral #fy #art #pancakeart

♬ Little Bitty Pretty One – Thurston Harris

With 350,000 followers and growing, it won’t be long until more people start to fully enjoy Claudia’s art. Her children can’t get enough of it and she is so excited to share it with the rest of the world.

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Viral Video Of Overworked Texas Dominos Workers Burdened By Snow Storm Goes Viral

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Viral Video Of Overworked Texas Dominos Workers Burdened By Snow Storm Goes Viral

Texas’s current power crisis from a devastating storm has disrupted power generation and frozen natural gas pipelines. The is historic storm has driven electric demand higher than the state has ever seen, but it’s not just electric energy being overextended as a result. It’s physical and mental human energy as well.

Recently, an image of two exhausted Domino’s Pizza workers went viral for showing the extreme exhaustion workers are experiencing.

In a post shared to News4sanantonio.com’s Chime In page a user by the name of July DeLuna explained “This Dominos in San Antonio. Working during this crisis. They had a weekend worth of food and it was gone within 4 hours. This team helped those that needed help. These are the essential workers that need recognition. They were the only pizza place open. Every pizza place was closed but dominos stayed open to help those in need.”

Little else is known about the exhausted workers in the viral image but it did rack up over 8K comments within hours of being posted.

“Dominoes better pay them for the shifts they’ll miss while they don’t have any ingredients. With this practical free advertising it’s the least they could do. Otherwise these kind people worked themselves out of already bad hourly pay,” one user commented.

“,As someone who works in the food service industry, the thought of selling out of all product in only four hours and how much work goes in to preparing that much food is unfathomable levels of nightmare fuel,” another noted.

In another response to the image, a Reddit user wrote “I cannot express to you how upsetting it is to be the only food source open during hard times, to still be open and show up to do your job with higher than normal levels of orders, and still get yelled at by management for not having orders out within a window of time.”

Images of overworked and stressed is nothing new of course.

Fast-food workers are often burdened by their field’s daily challenges. In 2020, food industry workers are being forced to endure customer abuse at even higher rates. Last year a TikTok video of a Subway restaurant falling asleep while in the middle of making a sandwich went viral.

“This is actually really sad. I can’t imagine how underslept she is. Not to mention the wage people get paid at Subway… She deserves better,” one TikTok user by the name of Monique Emilia commented at the time. The skincare influencer Hyram also commented writing “Poor thing… Can’t imagine how underslept she is, we’re too hard on service workers.”

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