Rachael Ray has been a divisive figure in the culinary world; everyone from the likes of Martha Stewart and Anthony Bourdain to her own crew have criticized her, and 42% of respondents on a recent BuzzFeed poll didn’t think she could cook. Now TikTok is getting in on the action, with many taking aim at her pozole.
On her cooking show, Ray decided to show the audience how to make her version of red pozole, which includes Fritos, beans, pickled jalapenos, and chili powder. Some of these ingredients are not part of a traditional pozole recipe, which led some people on TikTok to question whether she was even actually making pozole.
Some users took their comments beyond the food and shared that they felt that their culture was under attack. "We need to remember the importance of culture food and not to lose traditional meals," said one video, and some went as far as to call Ray's style of cooking pozole "offensive."