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World’s Worst Taco Recipe Rocks Argentina

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Argentina Celebrity Chef Maru Botana outraged Mexicans worldwide last week with her rendition of tacos, which bore little resemblance to the actual food. The strange preparation, ingredients and choice of fillings seemed to be almost intentionally offensive to many who viewed the program, sparking outraged online articles, comments, blog posts, and tweets from within Argentina and around the Spanish-speaking world. Wikipedia describes the incident as:

En Noviembre del mismo año, durante una transmisión, se ganó el repudio de México por hacer una receta de tacos a ojo vistas insultante, debido a que virtualmente asesinó al taco mismo al hacerlos de forma tan errática que incluso muchos la consideran persona non grata de viajar a dicho país.

Maru Botana: Taco Assassin.

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