Consider this: Consider this: a small amount of yeast can raise a ball of dough to twice its size. In heat, the sugar will caramelize. In search of spice, explorers voyaged East— a dash of pepper peps a tasteless feast. Inspect the fruit before they’re baked in pies, so if you want to serve me some advice, will you allow me first to ask, at least: Will what you say add substance to my bread? Or is it candy-covered rancid food? A moldy onion thrown into my soup? It may seem appetizing in your head: a cake, instead of baked, is barbecued? That pastry on your plate, in truth, is poop.
P.J. Martín is a Filipino-American writer, musician, visual artist, and educator. He is currently residing outside of Manila, Philippines, where he is working on various creative projects as well as teaching literature and writing.