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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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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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Jenny Solares Is One IG Creator Everyone Needs To Follow

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Jenny Solares Is One IG Creator Everyone Needs To Follow

A year in quarantine has led so many of us to doom scroll and get lost in social media. As a result, some people are getting more recognition and one person who should be getting your attention is Jenny Solares, or @es_jenny_solares on Instagram.

Jenny Solares is here with the relatable content we all want.

The Guatemalan content creator knows what the people want to see. How many times have you heard someone say that they like a woman who can eat? Well, as Jenny urges, prove it, y’all. Take your lady out and get her all of the food that she wants. Let’s go!

Now, that’s how you add salsa to someone’s food. If you didn’t already think this way when adding salsa to your tacos, you definitely will now. It’s just impossible not to.

We also love seeing her collaborating with Estefania Saavedra, a fellow Latina creator. A rising tide lifts all boats so we appreciate seeing these Latinas working together.

Solares is even creating brand new identities.

Cholas will forever have a place in our hearts. We know cholas. We love cholas. We are related to cholas. Solares’ creation of the glola is truly a work of art. Just because you’re a chola doesn’t mean you can’t love glitter and colors.

She’s even got some of the Covid humor in check.

There are going to be so many school assignments about this year in the coming years. Kids will be learning about the time the world stood still as we battled an out-of-control virus. It is going to be us having to tell the little ones about that time and it’s going to be rough. Get ready to reliving everything we have been dealing with for the last year.

On top of all of the comedy, Solares is ready to show her fans some real love for their support.

“Thank you all for letting me be me. Thank you for appreciating my silliness, my craziness, my songs, my dances, my imperfections,” Solares tells her fans in a year-end video. “Thank you for letting me be myself. This year was full of so much sadness, uncertainty, frustration, and, for a lot of people, loneliness. Thank you all for not letting me feel that loneliness.”

Thank you, Jenny. Your comedy has been a bright spot for so many during an incredibly hard and sad year.

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