End of Summer Shorts: Vol. IIII: Pastelito Monologue
Vol. V: Pastelito Monologue
Release Date: 08.23.2023
Created By: M.P. SHORTS
You know, there's something truly magical about this little pastry, this humble pastelito. It's not just a snack; it's a piece of my heritage, a connection to the flavors and traditions that have shaped me.
As I hold this golden gem in my hands, I can feel the delicate layers of dough that have been carefully folded, patiently waiting to be savored. The surface glistens with a hint of oil, a testament to the crispy perfection that lies within. It's like holding a piece of art, a masterpiece of culinary craftsmanship.
But it's not just the appearance that captivates me. It's the anticipation that builds with every bite. That first crunch, when my teeth sink into the flaky crust, releases an explosion of aromas and textures. It's a symphony of sensations that dances on my palate.
And then there's the filling, oh, the filling. Whether it's the savory embrace of picadillo, the comforting warmth of cheese, or the fiery kick of spicy beef, each bite is a journey into a world of flavors. It's as if the pastelito holds a secret garden of tastes, waiting for me to unlock its hidden treasures.
I think about the generations that came before me, the hands that lovingly crafted this pastelito, passing down the recipes and stories from one family member to another. It's a link to my roots, a way of preserving the traditions that make me who I am. I can almost hear the laughter, the chatter, the celebrations that accompanied these treats throughout time.
As I take another bite, I realize that this pastelito is more than just a snack. It's a love letter to the culture that has nurtured me, a vessel that carries the essence of my heritage. With each delicious mouthful, I honor those who came before me, and I embrace the flavors that have shaped my identity.
So, here's to you, little pastelito. Thank you for being more than just a pastry. Thank you for being a piece of my history, a reminder of the love and care that goes into every culinary masterpiece. You are a taste of home, a delight that transcends time, and I savor every moment we share together.