Doña Angela is bringing a helping of good old Mexican tradition to her delicious recipes.
In the space of just one month, the abuelita, or grandma, notched up more than 10 million views with her cooking videos titled De Mi Rancho a Tu Cocina, translated as “From my ranch to your kitchen.” Using fresh produce including flowers from her garden, Doña Angela makes authentic Mexican meals that have fans reaching for their chopping board.
One reason for her success seems to be the desire of younger generations for a comforting grandmother-figure for guidance in the kitchen. Watching her deftly chop and grind vegetables, and fold boiling hot homemade tortillas without flinching, is not only impressive but a reminder that no amount of gadgets or technology can replace the traditions and culture behind a wholesome family meal made with love.
If your Spanish isn’t up to scratch, you don’t need to worry. Thanks to the success of Doña Angela, her videos now come complete with English subtitles. Here’s just one of her recipes: Quesadillas de Comal y Atolito de Avena, an oatmeal atole, and you’ll see how the endearing home cook is her own worst critic as she complains that her salsa was a little too spicy!
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