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Paid PostDec 9, 2016

We Need To Talk About Holiday Latin Foods Because They Are A Gift To Earth

Oh man, you're gonna get hungry.

Holiday food is bomb. Just look at this combo of deliciousness:

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A classic from Venezuela: hallaca, pernil, ensalada de gallina, and pan de jamón. NOM NOM NOM.

Like, crafting pan de jamón is clearly an art. Just check out this exquisite preparation:

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Oh, and hallacas, pffff... Every ingredient comes together like a poem that's neatly stuffed into corn masa.

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A typical stuffing made in Venezuela can include chicken, beef, potatoes, olives, capers, peppers, bacon, onions, and raisins, among other ingredients. IF THAT DOESN'T SOUND AMAZING, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT DOES.

We wish you a Nochebuena filled with esferas in your tree and buñuelos in your belly...

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...and stacks of tamales of all kinds of flavors in your kitchen.

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And may you have the gift of champurrado and churros.

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Amén.

If your taste buds turnt you'd like to get, well, arroz con leche you shouldn't forget.

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(That was a short poem, yes, sort of.)

Ponche is STRAIGHT. UP. MONEY.

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This concoction actually sounds better than dollar bills. It's super aromatic and includes tejocotes, guayabas, pears, apples, prunes, and sugar cane sticks, which are soooo goood.

And bruh...how is pozole even real?

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Warm up your dark heart and soul with pozole (in case you're feeling a bit Grinch-like this season). ;)

ALSO rosca is like not even from this world. It smells better than any perfume and tastes like el mismito cielo, especially dunked in hot chocolate.

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Plus si te sacas el monito, it's like the best day of your life.

Natilla is something those who don't desire happiness should definitely stay away from.

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We repeat: If you're not into being real joyful and all that, do not eat this. It's too amazing!!! TOO MUCH JOY IN ONE SPOON.

Tbh you haven't lived life if you haven't been a guest at a Puerto Rican dinner table during the holidays.

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And just look at this magnificently enormous pavo. La comida latina is AMEISINNNN.

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AMEEEISIN. (Yeah, we wrote it like it sounds.)

Don’t give us presents; give us food. Unless it’s Verizon Prepaid with 5 GB for $50/mo and Always-on Data (so we can see more food posts, obviously). Felices fiestas to us!