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Literally Just 11 Mouthwatering Gifs Of Latin American Foods

Not sure what to eat? Try any of these plates for an oh-so-satisfying meal. (Just don’t look at these gifs if you’re super hungry. You’ve been warned.)

Lomo Saltado

Source: Tastemade / GIFY

This Peruvian classic, which is basically a stir-fry of beef and fried potatoes, is just what you need for a satisfying dinner.

Pupusas

Source: Eater / Giphy

Move over, quesadilla! Whether eaten con queso o carne o loroco, this Salvadorian dish is to die for. Just make sure to top it with curtido.

Bandeja Paisa

Source: Univision / Giphy

A Colombian go-to plate and the ultimate cheat meal, this dish has it all: chorizo, chicharrón, morcilla, avocado, arepa, bacon, EVERYTHING. Just be sure to top the whole thing off with a fried egg.

Ropa Vieja

Source: AllRecipes.com / Giphy

Add a fried plantain for some sweetness, and this is the perfect Cuban meal! (Make sure the meat is crispy, and use LOTS of garlic.)

Yuca Frita

Source: YouTube / Caribbean Pot / Giphy

Move over french fries, this starchy root will fulfill the crunch your crave.

Ceviche

Source: YouTube / Easy Cooking with Sandy / Giphy

Every country has its own version. Try them all!

Fried Plantains

Source: YouTube / Kin Community / Giphy

Known as patacones in some countries or tostones in others, I bet you can’t just have one!

Arepas

Source: YouTube / Txomin Garcia / Giphy

Yum! Different countries have their own spin on these, but the Colombian version in particular is often filled with cheesy goodness. So obviously we’re ALL ABOUT IT.

Empanadas

Source: YouTube / Panlasang Pinoy / Giphy

These delicious little pockets come in many varieties: beef, chicken, veggies and even dessert options.  Just beware: They’re always more filling than you think!

Arroz con Pollo

Source: YouTube / Santiago Tradición y Amor / Giphy

This traditional meal is simple but tasty!

Enchiladas

Source: YouTube / Manjula’s Kitchen / Giphy

? Enchiladas. ? Need I say more?

What are your favorite Latin American meals?  And can we have a bite? Let us know, below!

READ: Proof All These Trendy Hipster Foods Were Basically Invented By Our Latina Grannies

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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.

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.

READ: Spicy Food Lovers Have Reason To Celebrate As New Study Says Eating Chilies Could Be Secret To Longevity

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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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