Preppy Kitchen Talks Hispanic Heritage Month
My mother immigrated to the United States from a small village in Mexico as a teenager and brought with her a love of fresh ingredients and care in preparation, so as a food creator on YouTube, I love sharing my story - as well as my favorite childhood dishes like conchas and flan, which I often make with my husband and our kids. Through YouTube, my fans and I connect over our love for food and the ‘secret’ family recipes we pour into each dish.
This Hispanic Heritage Month, I’m excited to share the various ways YouTube will honor Latino creativity and culture on the YouTube Spotlight channel and across the platform. Watch my fellow creators Adrienne Bailon Houghton, Amy Serrano and more share their unique creativity through lifestyle vlogs, travel documentaries, fashion and beauty tips, gaming and more. YouTube will also feature YouTube Learning playlists centering Latino-Americans who paved the way and authors you should know.
During meal prep we love to listen to music and one of our all time favorite artists, Selena Gomez, is always on our playlist. And today at 12 PM ET, YouTube will be launching their latest Artist Spotlight Story featuring global superstar Selena Gomez, whose latest Spanish language single “999” features one of Latin music’s explosive new stars, Camilo. YouTube will be featuring artists, from the icons whose legacies live on to the new artists who are pushing the boundaries of traditional Latin music to create new sub-genres within the format – many of whom will be showcased in YouTube Music’s flagship playlist “Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.”
"Estoy muy orgulloso de ser mexicano y de venir de raíces mexicanas de padres mexicanos y festejar con toda mi gente. Personalmente el Mes de la Herencia Hispana significa la cultura y los logros de los Estados Unidos e influencia de los hispanos,” said Pedro Tovar of Regional Mexican breakout duo, Eslabon Armando.
Latin-Grammy winners 123 Andrés bring interactive music for kids and families that teach Spanish language and Latin American culture.
Perfect for my 4 year old twin sons, YouTube Kids will highlight interactive music, dance, and celebrations of Latino culture through playlists with creators such as 123 Andrés and the Miami Children's Museum. On YouTube for Families, YouTube will feature family-friendly video picks from members of YouTube’s Familia Employee Resource Group.
And in case you missed it, earlier today YouTube TV introduced three new networks for all YouTube TV members at no extra cost: Univision, UniMás, and Galavisión.
My fellow Latina YouTube creator Doralys Britto came to YouTube to share stories about self-love, beauty and women empowerment for Afro-Latinas and Latinas. As Doralys says, “it’s important for my fans to embrace who they are, their roots, and their culture. I want them to see me and know that they can achieve everything they ever dreamt of. No matter if they are Brown or Black, have curly hair, or have dreadlocks -- there's a space for you. And through my YouTube channel, I get to share my voice with a community all around the world.”
With love - and spices! - from our kitchen to yours,