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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. “

Prisoner Starts His Own Cooking Show On TikTok And, Like, How

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Prisoner Starts His Own Cooking Show On TikTok And, Like, How

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Another day, another prisoner blowing up on TikTok. Jeron Combs, 31, is the latest TikTok prisoner sensation with his cooking show. You read that right. The man is creating foods in his prison cell and broadcasting it to the rest of the world via TikTok.

Jeron Combs, aka @blockboyjmomey on TikTok, is a cooking sensations.

Credit: @blockboyjmomey / TikTok

One of his most popular videos is the burrito that he was able to put together in his prison cell. The 31-year-old, who is in prison for first-degree murder and attempted murder, took his 1.3 million TikTok followers through a step-by-step guide to create the burritos.

We can’t be sure but it does seems like he cooks for all of those around him.

Credit: @blockboyjmomey / TikTok

We don’t know how many burritos he made but it is clear he is cooking for more than just he and his cellmate. Unless he and his cellmate are hungry enough to eat all of those burritos.

He has managed to use his metal bed frame to double as a griddle to cook the food.

Credit: @blockboyjmomey / TikTok

His bed frame is literally used to heat up his food and to make those burritos hot and fresh. Not going to lie, they look pretty delicious.

He even shows how he is able to heat up his bed frame to create the griddle: a hot plate.

Credit: @blockboyjmomey / TikTok

Genius, tbh. However, how was he able to get everything that he needed in order to create his griddle bed? Also, how did he set up a TikTok account and manage to post regularly? His burrito video has more than 4 million views alone.

For some, this is what the Internet is for.

Social media has a way of always outdoing itself with wild content. Like, this is not the first nor will it be the last prisoner to use TikTok or any other social media platform to flex. Who can forget the prisoner who posted to Instagram about the Popeye’s chicken sandwich?

For others, this is some wholesome content.

Sure, the video itself is pretty fine. However, do not forget that the man is in prison for murder. So, while the prison burrito might be a fun gimmick, it is still odd to celebrate.

A whole other group of people is just made their boy got exposed.

What do you think about the prison burrito video?

READ: The Internet Wants To Know How A Prisoner Got A Popeyes Sandwich And Posted It To His IG Story

Chuck E Cheese Is Advertising As Pasqually’s Pizza And Thank You

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Chuck E Cheese Is Advertising As Pasqually’s Pizza And Thank You

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The pandemic is forcing everyone to find new ways to survive financially, especially with businesses that have a lot of unexpected contacts. Chuck E Cheese is one of those businesses and their way of staying afloat right now has people lol’ing with respect.

Chuck E Cheese is thriving in this new economy.

That’s right. Chuck E Cheese is still selling its pizza but under a different name. You won’t find Chuck E Cheese in your Grubhub but you might find Pasqually’s Pizza. Some think it was so people wouldn’t know that it was Chuck E Cheese while some think the idea is clever and loveable.

You see, Pasqually is the chef who plays in Chuck E Cheese’s band.

That’s right. You might have thought that Chuck E Cheese was trying to hide that they were selling their pizza on the sly but that ain’t it. Chuck E Cheese is just giving the man behind the pizza his chance to shine. Chuck E isn’t about taking the credit away from the true pizza talent.

The revelation did bring up Chuck E Cheese’s past, that people didn’t know.

There’s a lot it seems we didn’t know about Chuck E Cheese. First, he was an orphan who never knew his birthday. Who knew that? Since he never knew his birthday, he has decided to celebrate the birthdays of the children. Also, street walker? What could that possibly mean?

It’s a pretty smart move for the chain that is a logistical nightmare when it comes to reopening.

It’s literally a place for children to run around sweating and touching everything. Imagine having to come up with the protocol to properly sanitize a Chuck E Cheese to keep the virus under control. Selling Pasqually’s pizzas seems like a solid plan for now.

Some people are not at all upset about this.

Legit, it isn’t that bad. Any kid’s party at Chuck E Cheese is always made right when you dig into that pizza. This is really a win for all of us adults who just want to taste our childhood once more.

So, who is ordering some Pasqually’s Pizza?

Go ahead and treat yourself. You won’t be disappointed.

READ: Latino Food Trucks Are Serving Up Some Of The Most Delicious Foods From Coast To Coast