Use of ser and estar to talk about food  

Both ser and estar can be translated as "to be."
The verb ser is used to indicate an attribute,
an inherent quality that is not likely to change.

Los pollos son animales pacíficos.
Chickens are peaceful animals.

The verb estar is used to indicate a temporary condition
which is likely to change.

Los pollos están ricos.
The chickens are delicious.

The verb ser is often used to make a general statment while
estar makes a very specific statement.

El mole poblano es un plato típico de México.
Mole is a dish of Mexican origin.

El mole poblano está muy sabroso.
The mole is very flavorful.

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