Meet Dana Perino, Fox News commentator, author, and now famed queso-maker. Sure, her queso has a strange brown tint to it, but who are we to judge how others make their favorite meals within their own homes?
Unacceptable, some say. Queso comes in a range of colors, depending on which restaurant you get it from and the type of cheese they use. None of those colors include brown.
Perino's queso looks like the top of a crusty loaf of bread that's been drenched in oil and burnt sporadically. Queso should look like velvet, not lava.Or worse....
Some progressives elevated Perino's queso infraction, joking that the unappetizing attempt reflected a lack of cultural awareness among the Republican Party as a whole. Vox's Aja Romano acquiesces:
Specifically, Perino’s rather, um, lackluster-looking cheese dip became, for many on the left, an instant metaphor for the general lack of multiculturalism frequently displayed and expressed by Fox News itself.
Perino sealed her fate when she shared her recipe. Vox's Romano continues:
The political overtones of a white woman being unable to properly make a Latin-American cheese dip — and the schadenfreude that many found within — resulted in jokes that went in hard:
A person's tastebuds are a person's tastebuds. If Perino likes her queso with cream of mushroom soup, so be it! Everyone has their own recipe renditions, and the Super Bowl is the perfect time to try them out.
At the end of the day, Perino's queso gave everyone the entertainment they deserved during Super Bowl LIII. Maybe she'll share some with the Pats?