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These Songs About Food Are Pretty Dirty And You Didn’t Even Realize It As A Kid

Whether you are a Latino foodie or someone who likes to use food as code for carnal pursuits, we’ve got the perfect playlist for you. Get ready to get your groove on and don’t be surprised if you find yourself hungry for food – or a little sumthin’ sumthin’ if you know what we mean.

“Pollito con Papas” by Los Vaskez

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Credit: Pollito con Papas/Los Vaskez/Discos CBS International

We’re thinking the finger lickin’ good chicken legs may belong to a chick, not a chicken. Oh and doesn’t that pollo on the album cover look more like a turkey?

“La Mayonesa” by  Chocolate

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Credit: Mayonesa/Chocolate/Fonovisa

A group named Chocolate singing about mayonnaise? Estos mañosos are not singing about a condiment that you put on sandwiches. They’re going on and on about getting whipped up into a creamy and dizzying frenzy by a woman with a tattoo on her back. ?

“La Papa Sin Catsup” by Gloria Trevi

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Credit: Más Turbada Que Nada/Gloria Trevi/BMG Ariola

Trevi uses her signature growl on this song from the album “Más Turbada Que Nunca” to explain that some dumbass has left her like fries without ketchup. But the best line has got to be when she says she was left like “un nopal sin lo baboso y el baboso eres tú!”

“Arroz con Habichuela” by El Gran Combo

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Credit: Arroz con Habichuela/El Gran Combo/Norte

This song isn’t literally about rice and beans, it’s about “sabor, sabor, sabor de la vieja escuela, salsa caribeña, rumba, plena.”

“Caramelo y Chocolate” by Sexteto Juventud

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Credit: La Magia del Sexteto/Sexteto Juventud/Velvet

The chocolate and caramel is actually a nena that is so freakin’ sweet she’ll put you in danger of dying from diabetes.

“Patacón Pisao” by Johnny Ventura

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Credit: El Caballo Negro/Johnny Ventura/Combo

So this dude, who is married to Josefa, only wants to get down with pescado and “patacón pisao pisao.” But Josefa is not puttin’ out the fish or smashin’ this guy’s banana. Pobrecito.

“Camarón Pelao” by Los Polifaceticos

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Credit: EMI Televisa

Hmmm, maybe this one really is about shrimp “con salsita y con limon” because no man in his right mind really wants to compare any part of himself to a little shrimp, right?

“A Mi Me Gustan Las Pupusas”  by Grupo Invasion

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Credit: A Mi Me Gustan Las Pupusas/Grupo Invasion/Photomaster Records

There is no denying that “pupusas con curtido y salsa de tomate” are delicious even if they aren’t served by a lady wearing an apron and tiny chonies.

“Caldo de Pollo” by Grupo Mojado

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Credit: Sueño y Realidad/Grupo Mojado/Fonovisa

These boys have the recipe for happiness. It doesn’t matter if you can’t pay the rent or your the love of your life just dumped you “con el caldo de pollo se quita todo mal.”

“La Arepa” by Aniceto Molina

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Credit: Paquetazo de Colección/Aniceto Molina

“Margarita vende arepas calientes,” but she makes a special one that she doesn’t sell to just anyone. In order to let someone eat the special arepa, she has to be sure. That sounds like a lot of commitment for an arepa.

“La Tortilla” by Joe Cuba

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Credit: Recuerdos de Mi Querido Barrio/Joe Cuba/Tico Records

He’s singin’ about how much he wants to taste the tortilla, but I guess THAT tortilla is kind of hard to get.

“Salchica con Huevo” by Jimmy Sabater

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Credit: Solo/Jimmy Sabater/Tico Records

“Salchicha con huevo me pidio al amanecer.” No she didn’t! That means she spent the night and she still wanted sausage and eggs for breakfast. Naughty!

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Selena Gomez Releases New Spanish-Language Single ‘De Una Vez’ and Teases Full Spanish Album: ‘I’m Targeting My Heritage’

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Selena Gomez Releases New Spanish-Language Single ‘De Una Vez’ and Teases Full Spanish Album: ‘I’m Targeting My Heritage’

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Good news, Selenators! Word on the street is that Selena Gomez will soon be dropping her first-ever Spanish language album. The rumors started after Gomez dropped a surprising (and beautiful!) new Spanish-language single, “De Una Vez”.

Soon after the single dropped, rumors of a full Spanish-language studio album began to swirl when murals promoting “De Una Vez” and a yet-unreleased single “Baila Conmigo” popped up across, Mexico.

To make matters even better, Selena already dropped “De Una Vez”‘s music video.

The lush and imaginative video has been garnering praise for its inclusion of Latin American visuals and symbols. Gomez hired Tania Verduzco and Adrian Perez to direct her video–a husband and wife team who hail from Mexico and Spain, respectively and go by the moniker Los Pérez.

Of hiring Spanish speakers to direct her video, Gomez revealed to Vogue online that the decision was intentional. “If I was going to completely immerse myself into a project inspired by Latin culture, I wanted to work with native Spanish speaking creators,” she said.

And indeed, Verduzco and Perez tried to infuse as much Latin spirit into the video’s conception as possible.

“Magical realism has always been part of the Latin culture, whether it be in art or telenovelas,” Gomez told Vogue. “I wanted [to capture] that sense of a supernatural world.”

They accomplished this sense of magical realism by utilizing motifs from Mexican folk art, like Milagro, which is symbolized by the glowing heart that is beating within Gomez’s chest throughout the video.

“We wanted to play with powerful language and images. We designed the heart—we call it the Milagro in Mexican culture—and its light to be a metaphor for the healing throughout the story,” Verduzco told Vogue.

Selena Gomez fans are especially excited about this project because Gomez has long hinted at her desire to release a Spanish-language album.

Back in 2011, Gomez tweeted about her plans to eventually record an entire album in Spanish. “Can’t wait for y’all to hear the Spanish record;) it’s sounding so cool,” she wrote.

She retweeted the sentiment on Thursday with the comment: “I think it will be worth the wait”–which many fans took as confirmation that a full studio album is on its way.

It’s worth noting that Gomez has already dipped her toe into the Latin music scene with 2010’s “Un Año Sin Lluvia” and 2018’s DJ Snake, Ozuna and Cardi B collab, “Taki Taki”.

As for the difficulty of recording songs in a second language, Gomez said that it was a practice that came naturally.

“I actually think I sing better in Spanish. That was something I discovered,” she said in an interview for Apple Music. “It was a lot of work, and look, you cannot mispronounce anything. It is something that needed to be precise, and needed to be respected by the audience I’m going to release this for.”

She continued: “Of course I want everyone to enjoy the music, but I am targeting my fan base. I’m targeting my heritage, and I couldn’t be more excited.”

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Chicago’s Mi Tocaya Is Offering Up Free Mexican Homemeals For Undocumented Community

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Chicago’s Mi Tocaya Is Offering Up Free Mexican Homemeals For Undocumented Community

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Undocumented communities are being left out of Covid relief plans. Chef Diana Dávila of Mi Tocaya in Chicago is working to help undocumented restaurant worker in the time of Covid. Abuse of undocumented workers is rampant in certain industries and Chef Dávila hopes to offer some kind of help.

Mi Tocaya is a Mexican restaurant in Chicago’s Logan Square that wants to help the community.

Covid-19 has devastated the hospitality industry with restaurants being hit exceptionally hard. Restaurants have been forced to close their doors for good as the virus dragged on with no decent relief plan from the federal government. As several countries financially support citizens to avoid economic disaster, the U.S. government has given citizens $1,800 total to cover 10 months of isolating and business closures.

Namely, Mi Tocaya is working to help the undocumented community.

Mi Tocaya, a family-run restaurant, is teaming up with Chicago’s Top Chefs and local non-profits Dishroulette Kitchen and Logan Square Neighborhood Association. The goal is to highlight the issues facing the undocumented community during the pandemic.

The initiative called Todos Ponen, is all about uplifting members of our community in a time of severe need. The restaurant is creating healthy Mexican family meals for those in need.

”We asked ourselves; How can we keep our doors open, provide a true service to the community, maintain and create jobs, and keep the supply chain intact by supporting local farmers and vendors. This is the answer,” Chef Dávila said in a statement. “I confidently believe The TODOS PONEN Logan Square Project addresses all of the above and can very well be easily implemented in any community. Our goal is to bring awareness to the lack of resources available to the undocumented workforce- the backbone of our industry.”

The initiative starts in February.

Mi Tocaya is offering 1000 free meals for local farmers and undocumented restaurant workers. The meals are available for pickup Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2800 W Logan Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647. to make this happen, Mi Tocaya also needs your help.

The restaurant has teamed up with two nonprofits to make sure that they can scale their operation to fulfill their commitment. They are also asking for donations to make sure they can do what they can to help undocumented restaurant workers.

According to Eater LA, 8 million restaurant workers have been laid off since the pandemic started. Some restaurants have had to lay off up to 91 percent of their staff because of Covid, about 10 percent of those are undocumented. In the cities, that number is as high as 40 percent of the laid-off restaurant staff are undocumented.

“People don’t want to talk about the undocumented workforce, but they’re part of our daily routine in most restaurants,” Jackson Flores, who manages the operations of Mi Tocaya, said in a statement. “They are in the toughest position in the whole economy because they’re an invisible part of it. Restaurant worker advocacy groups have added the creation of relief funds to their agendas, but there have yet to be long-term changes in protections for undocumented workers. Without access to unemployment benefits and other government resources, this group is especially vulnerable.”

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