As soon as I got this photo, I immediateLy thought of doing a “CAPTION THIS.” As you aLL know, Papi/Chef Roy jumps off the trucks every evening to tuck his daughter into bed promptLy at 8PM. As a joke, he took a photo of story time…
“Once upon a time, I had 1 cup of rendered pork fat and 1/4 pound of pork shouLder cut into smaLL, bite-sized thin sLices. But the pork shouLder was loneLy… so, very loneLy. So his friends, 1/4 of smaLL shrimp, peeLed and deveined, joined him whiLe Daddy was preheating the oven to 250 degrees…”
In case you cant teLL, the book he’s reading to her is that same friggin book he’s been lugging around everywhere eLse these days:
AHAHAHA. Yeah. It’s a cookbook. Okay, I get it. It’s got pictures and stories of faraway lands. And with photos of the end product, it’s got something very cLose to a happy ending. Of sorts. PerfectLy suitabLe reading materiaL for a 5-year-oLd.
You can get it HERE on Amazon, though apparentLy it’s out of print and a used copy is seLLing for $999.99. But if you reaLLy want to get your hands on one of these rare, out-of-print babies, hit me up and I’ll puLL Chef Roy aside and ask him who his deaLer is… though, knowing him, he probabLy swiped it off some random dude off a street corner.
On side note — rumor has it that it was nominated for the James Beard Award.
I suppose it’s good to know that UncLe Roy is reading his daughter some quaLity stuff at bedtime.
Love and tacos,