This Mexican Abuelita Is Getting Millions of Views For Her Cooking Videos

(El Sol de Zacatecas) — “De mi rancho a tu cocina”, así es como doña Ángela se ha lanzado al mundo de los youtubers, pues comparte videos sobre comida al puro estilo de las abuelitas mexicanas.

A tan sólo un mes de haber lanzado su canal en la plataforma, doña Ángela, originaria de Michoacán, cuenta con 13 videos que acumulan más de ocho millones de reproducciones y ha alcanzado los 300 mil suscriptores.

La fama de Ángela también se ha extendido en Facebook, pues a menos de una semana de abrir su página en esta red social, ya tiene más de 39 mil seguidores.

Los usuarios de internet han convertido a esta mujer en toda abuelita influencer, pues su arroz rojo, el mole de rancho, las gorditas de comal, calabacitas con carne de puerco y otras recetas han conquistado a sus paladares.

Doña Ángela no necesita utensilios especiales para compartir su amor por la gastronomía, pues sólo utiliza una estufa de leña, cazuelas de barro e ingredientes frescos que ella misma cosecha en su rancho, que está lleno de vegetación y de animales.

 

 

English:

Doña Angela made her debut on the platform merely a month ago; yet, Doña Angela already has more than 8 million views. It’s safe to say there’s a no promotion around her makeshift, love-filled videos and that people are naturally attracted to the videos because they fill a hole in the platform and in our hearts.

In De Mi Rancho a Tu Cocina, Angela shares homemade recipes with viewers. She invites us into her humble abode, where she makes everything from mole de rancho to bistec con nopales. The best part? Most of her ingredients come from her own ranch.

In the background of each video, we can hear roosters crowing and practically smell the cebollas and sazón. Her first video, from August 20, shows her making huitlacoche with tortillas. She makes it look easy – cleaning, seasoning, cooking and making time for a little taste test, all in under three minutes.

Her latest video is from September 23 and has already racked in almost 700,000 views. The one prior to that has almost a million. Well, 1,000,200 now because I plan on watching this 200 more times today to ensure Angela collects plenty of checks from video ads.

In her latest video, the camera takes us through the house to her fireplace cooker where she’ll make quesadillas de comal. Before starting, she takes a moment to say, “Many of you are saying that my chimney is dirty, but it’s natural because I cook here every day. But, it’s not dirty. I still clean it.”

On the other hand, many have already adopted this grandma as their own. Amongst the thread of praise and tear-stained notes of love from people who are reminded of their own abuelas are people begging her to translate the videos or include English subtitles. Though her passion for food has already acquired a loyal Spanish-speaking fanbase, the commenters have a point here.

A few takeaways from all this: onions are important and key to almost every meal, we are all “gente bonita” (as she calls her viewers), and there’s nothing like home cooking. If anyone knows how to turn a concrete backyard into a flourishing mini-rancho with calabaza and cilantro, call me.

 

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