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Selena Gomez Is Launching An HBO Max Cooking Show For Us While We’re In Quarantine

Just about everyone is becoming their own at-home chef while in quarantine. Many of us try to recreate our favorite restaurants’ meals, that we might no longer have access to. From baking fancy bread to mixing up Dalgona coffee, we’re doing it all. Still, there’s no denying we’ve had quite a few cooking flops along the way. To help, music queen Selena Gomez is picking up the reins and putting on an apron!

On Tuesday, Gomez announced that she and HBO Max would be moving forward with a new cooking project.

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According to Billboard, Gomez’s new show will be a 10 episodes and be filmed with social-distancing guidelines in mind. It will be featured on the HBO’s forthcoming streaming platform. According to a statement Gomez released to Billboard she’s been working with HBO on the series for months.

“I’ve always been very vocal about my love of food,” she said in a statement to Billboard. “I think I’ve been asked hundreds of times in interviews if I had another career, what would I do, and I’ve answered that it would be fun to be a chef. I definitely don’t have the formal training, though! Like many of us while being home, I find myself cooking more and experimenting in the kitchen.”

Gomez’s series will see her receiving tips and tricks of the cooking trade from top chefs.

Will video streaming, Gomez and the chefs will tackle all types of cuisine. What’s more, they’ll show viewers how to deal with small fires that pop up in the kitchen including missing ingredients. No surprise, Gomez will use this opportunity to highlight her passion for giving and being charitable. “Each installment will also highlight a food-related charity while embracing the joy and struggle of learning to cook while inviting audiences to follow along at home,” Billboard explained.

Fans of Gomez, know the singer has been cooking up quite a bit of fun in the kitchen during the quarantine.

Recently Gomez’s Instagram page has been dotted with pictures of herself and the meals she’s making in the kitchen. Recently the singer uploaded a photo a baked ziti with turkey meal she made with her grandmother. “Turkey baked ziti, cooked by me and Nana tonight,” Gomez wrote in a caption of the post. “Is it health(ier) to eat a lot of cheese and pasta if I made a side of broccoli?”

The funny caption is a reminder that Gomez’s sense of humor and taste in food will guarantee one of the most memorable cooking shows of today!

People Have A Lot Of Opinions About The Argentina Episode Of Netflix’s ‘Street Food: Latin America’

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People Have A Lot Of Opinions About The Argentina Episode Of Netflix’s ‘Street Food: Latin America’

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Netflix has a new food show out and it has everyone buzzing. “Street Food: Latin America” is bringing everyone the sabor of Latin America to their living room. However, reviews are mixed because of Argentina and the lack of Central American representation.

Netflix has a new show and it is all about Latin American street food.

Some of the best food in the world comes from Latin America. That is just a fact and it isn’t because our families and community come for Latin America. Okay, maybe just a little. The food of Latin America comes with history and stories that have shaped our childhood. For many of us, it is the only thing we have that connects us to the lands our families have left.

The show is highlighting the contributions of women to street food.

“Street Food: Latin America” focuses mainly on the women that are leading the street food cultures in different countries in Latin America. For some of them, it was a chance to bring themselves out of poverty and care for their children. For others, it was a rebellion against the male-dominated culture of cooking in Latin America.

However, some people have some strong opinions about the show and they aren’t good.

There is a lot of attention to native communities in the Latino community culturally right now. The Argentina episode where someone claims that Argentina is more European is rubbing people the wrong way right now. While the native population of Argentina is small, it is still important to highlight and honor native communities who are indigenous to the lands.

The disregard for the indigenous community is upsetting because indigenous Argentinians are fighting for their lives and land.

An A Jazeera report focused on an indigenous community in northern Argentina who were fighting to protect their land. After decades of discrimination and humiliation, members of the Wichi community fought to protect their land from the Argentinian government grabbing it in 2017. Early this year, before Covid, children of the tribe started to die at alarming rates of malnutrition.

Another pain point in the Latino community is the complete disregard of Central America.

Central America includes Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Belize, and Panama. Central America’s exclusion is not sitting right with Netflix users with Central American heritage. Like, how can five whole countries be looked over during a Netflix show about street food in Latin America?

Seems like there is a chance for Netflix to revisit Latin America for more food content.

There are so many countries in Latin America that offer delicious foods to the world. There is more to Latin America than Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, and Bolivia.

READ: This Iconic Mexican Food Won The Twitter Battle To Be Named Latin America’s Best Street Food

Life-Changing Items To Buy For $100 Or Less

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Life-Changing Items To Buy For $100 Or Less

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Adjusting to a life stuck at home ain’t easy.

Fortunately, users on Reddit are sharing the items that have made for a more comfortable and happier home. All of the items are $100 or less and seem like simple things to acquire and help change your life for the better. According to Redditors, during these tough times, they’ll make all of the difference!

Check them out below!

Plants

“House plants. They will make you happy looking after them. I recently bought a venus fly trap, she caught her first fly today. So proud.” –ManonastickUk

A curved shower rod

“A curved shower rod. Seriously. $10 for a tension rod, or $28 for a curved one that takes a bit more effort to install, but your showers are suddenly 33% larger and feels like you’re in a hotel every day.” – xixi2

A back scratcher

“I bought a $1 back scratcher from an Asian market in town.
Best $1 I ever spent.” – matthewsmazes

A new pair of socks

“New pair of socks. If you’ve been wearing the same pairs forever like I typically usually do theirs nothing like putting on a new pair of freshly bought socks, you can totally feel the difference, I never realized til was an adult sadly but I appreciate the feeling of new socks all the time.” – Spider-Mike23

An alarm clock

“A decent light wake up alarm clock. Completely changed my mornings. Don’t think I could ever go back to using my phone or a simple alarm clock.” –ringolennon67

King-sized bedding for your any-size bed.

“I got a king for a double bed. Best decision ever! The double sheets fit the bed, but I couldn’t snuggle completely under them without curling up. Now. I can hide completely under the duvet stretched out. Best thing ever in the winter!” – Zanki

Sharp knives

“Sharp knives for the kitchen.” – trendz19

A weighted blanket

“In my opinion definitely a weighted blanket if you have a hard time sleeping at night or have anxiety. They have some at Target for $25 currently.” – stupidveganbaby

A vibrator

“I strongly recommend the Satisfyer to any lady such as myself that requires more external stimulation than internal. Its top tier, all of my other toys gathered dust and then I eventually threw them all out.” – Anilxe

A good pillow

“May sound simple, but a good pillow. It is amazing the change in body aches, and sleep you see when you have a good pillow that fits you.” –
shartnado3

A cast-iron skillet

“A good chef’s knife and a cast-iron skillet. When you have tools that are satisfying to use, cooking becomes less “chore” and more “hobby”. You’ll end up eating healthier, cheaper than takeout/restaurant, and ditching the dull Walmart knife and scratched up nonstick aluminum skillet are the best place to start.” –eric_1115

A good showerhead

“A good showerhead. I cannot stress enough how a high-quality showerhead can turn getting clean into an utterly zen, 30-minute self-healing, and relaxation session.” – Phleed

A rice cooker

“Rice cooker. That fucker kept me fed during depression when I barely had the energy to get out of bed. Takes less than nothing to get some rice in there and flip the switch. Want something sweet? Throw coconut and sugar in there. Want flavor but can’t be fucked to make anything? Get some Spanish rice or saffron goin. You can throw tofu in there with it if you need. Yeah, it’s not the best for you but hot food is better than no food.” – HotTopicMallRat