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21 Latino Foodies To Love On Your Instagram Feed

If you’re on a diet, let this post liberate you from the straitjacket that diet culture is as your feed life is about to change. From teenage creating unicorn marzipan cakes to world-traveling chefs, these Latinxs foodies were sent to us by God to serve our feeds, and fill our hearts. ???

1. @acozykitchen

Adrianna Adarme’s blog and cookbook, “A Year of Cozy,” will give you the style and motivation you need to make your life look that cozy. Plus her curse-smattered captions just make it all seem more attainable. ?

2. @cellaalyssa

Marcella Thompkins started blogging at “Cocina de Cella” to keep track of and preserve family recipes. Her style is everything, that’s why I’m so confused that she’s still so underground.

3. @bricialopez

Bricia Lopez-Maytorena is a partner in her family’s restaurant La Guelaguetza, an iconic Oaxacan place in L.A. She also co-hosts the podcast “Super Mamás” with her sisters… Plus, she’s vegan-friendly!

4. @theglutster

Javier Cabral is the west coast editor for Vice’s food site, Munchies. He’s a punk rocker whose got the low-down on underground spots in L.A, and will then show you how it’s done.

5. @maurahernandez

Maura Wall Hernandez has ?? the ?? coolest ?? foodie ?? feed, llena de mangonada, #avoart, and her latest cookbooks. She’s also the founder of “The Other Side of the Tortilla,” a Mexican cooking, culture and travel blog.

Ok, but really, look at this:

I’m drooling. She’s hinted at a side project she’s doing which clearly focuses on what’s really important in life. Pastelitos on pastelitos. ?

6. @naturally.jo

Yo, this kid, Jose, is only 16 years old. Not only does he share his vegan recipes, but if you’re like me, and know in your heart you could never make this, his feed will lighten your soul with unicorn marzipan creatures, mermaid tails diving into smoothie jars of ocean ice cream, and actual Starry Night toast.

7. @cupmycakez

This Latina foodie started her own business when she was a teenager and wanted high-quality, allergen-free, vegan sweet treats. She takes orders, you guys. ?

Caption: “This cake weighed a million pounds and the Optimus Prime topper took a million hours to hand cut and decorate but I dig how it all came together! That last photo showing the texture ? I’m alllllll about that perfect imperfection! #cupmycakez #vegan#glutenfree #organic #natural #nongmo happy birthday, Larkin!”

Yes, she even makes ~geode cookies~.

And “Of course they’re #vegan #glutenfree #soyfree #nutfree #naturallydyed and #handmade.” Take my money.

8. @juan_martiiinez

Juan Martinez is a mixologist at Toca Madera restaurant and lounge, a hotspot in LA where you can get a shot of Clase Azul Extra Anejo tequila for a mere $400. *gulp* Beyond that, he’ll share with you all the secret spots in LA that you can get whatever that is!

9. @muybuenocooking

Ok, in her own words: “Tender, butter-flavored pastries from heaven overloaded with the most delicious farm-fresh eggs combined with roasted green chile, slices of avocados, tomatoes, and ooey-gooey melted queso Oaxaca.”

10. @aliciasdelicias

Seriously, her cookies look to pretty to eat. She makes very realistic Mexican flags, elotes, and lotería cards. I want to say I could never bear to eat them, but who am I kidding.

11. @lacooquette

Maria Sierra describes herself as a “caffeinated Honduran in LA” and a YouTuber. She’ll share recipes like ginger alfajores, arepas con ropa vieja and she sure does know the only way to celebrate National Oreo Day is with a thousand crepes in a cake. #drool

12. @superdaniela

Daniela Galarza is the news editor of Eater and is a self-described “curious cook, baker, eater, reader, editor, writer.” She posts a mix of savory and sweet but is the first to tell the world that her favorite assignment was to write about cookies. So she made all these cookies and wrote about how good they were… plus she got to meet Martha Stewart #dreamjob

13. @streetgourmetla

Bill Esparza is a big inspo for most of the grams we’ve laid down already. He travels like nobodies business to report on the best food and booze in Latin America, and has a new cookbook “L.A. Mexicano: Recipes, People & Places.”

14. @lacocinadeleslie

Caption: “going crazy for these Papas Locas or Papas Rellenas de Carne Asada! These baked potatoes are a tasty treat that can be found at many a taquería and are topped with all your taco favorites like cheese, carne asada, beans, red onion, cilantro, chile de molcajete, and Mexican crema. Que rico! #tacotuesday #bakedpotatoes #papas”

15. @fullyrawkristina

If you’re looking for some raw food inspiration, @fullyrawkristina is your girl. This mexicana eats 100 percent raw fruits, veggies, and nuts, and she makes it look damn good.

16. @foodieluvalatina

Her instagram is b e a u t i f u l and she’s not afraid to share modern twists on ‘ugly delicious’ foods of our childhood like sunny side up eggs and toast. This is the Latinx egg toast we actually want.

17. @dorastable

Dora Stable is making it her mission to share vegan Mexican recipes. I mean, most Mexican food is already vegan, but she takes it to the next level with homemade vegan chorizo, jackfruit vegan pozole and rajas con crema.

18. @courtesancupcakes

Jessika Lauren, the founder of @courtesancupcakes, was seen on “Cupcake Wars.” She lives and produces this edible art in Los Angeles, and everything she makes is vegan. She’ll also print almost any image on a cupcake, so she’s my go-to for themed parties.

19. @comiendoenla

Natalia Carter was born and raised in Colombia but now lives and eats in Los Angeles, and lets us eat vicariously through her on “Comiendo en LA.” I’m truly sorry to anyone reading this who does not live in LA. #sorrynotsorry

20. @brenherrera

Spiced with chili, these chocolate chip ice cream cookies are just a drop in the bucket for @brenherrera’s account. Bren Herrera can cook, sing, write, and is a pro at making me hungry. Follow her for kahlúa flan and to see the life of a Puerto Vallarta chef.

21. @brokenspanishla

Broken Spanish is a newly opened Mexican restaurant in LA that offers authentic Mexican cuisine with a twist.

Presenting to you: “The Choco Taco | Kumquat Mermelada, Candy Cap Cream, Banana Namelaka, Black Truffle Ice Cream. “

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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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CDC Warns Of Listeria Outbreak Linked To ‘Hispanic-Style’ Cheeses

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CDC Warns Of Listeria Outbreak Linked To ‘Hispanic-Style’ Cheeses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning everyone against “Hispanic-style” cheeses linked to a listeria outbreak. The latest food outbreak is attacking one of the most sacred things in our diets and people have a lot of opinions.

Listeria has been detected in “Hispanic-style” cheeses, according to the CDC.

According to a warning from the CDC, listeria has been detected in what they are calling “Hispanic-style” cheeses. This means that people should avoid queso fresco and queso blanco. The source of the outbreak is being tracked and there is some understanding about where the outbreak is coming from.

The CDC recommends that people avoid these cheeses right now and to make sure that the cheeses they buy are made from “pasteurized milk.” Listeria is a serious illness for the elderly, people who are immunocompromised, and pregnant people.

The CDC reports that Connecticut officials have found Listeria in some El Abuelito queso fresco. The cheese was purchased from a supermarket in the area where a patient purchased “Hispanic-style” cheese. The outbreak seems to be concentrated in the Northeastern United States and has impacted four states.

Seven people have been hospitalized because of the Listeria outbreak.

The announcement is a very personal attack for a lot of people. Queso fresco and queso blanco are very important for a lot of dishes in our cuisine and to go without, during Lent and Covid, is asking a lot of us.

People are kind of irked that the CDC didn’t use a different phrase to talk about the cheese.

We get that technically the cheese is in Spanish and that it is more commonly used in Latino food. However, the cheeses have names that can be used. Sure, there was no idea of the brand but would it really be that hard to say “queso fresco and queso blanco”?

At least it would have prevented other people from having to answer other people’s questions.

It’s called efficiency. Some news outlets were sharing images of yellow queso dip because it is also technically a “Hispanic-style” cheese but it not the cheese in question.

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