"The best food spot in the Bronx, without a doubt, are my local bodegas. One in particular that just opened near my house, across from P.S. 69. It's called TL & JT Corp Deli and their sandwiches and iced coffee are to die for. Besides getting a baconeggandcheese, the grilled chicken panini has everything you'd want: perfectly seasoned chicken with grill marks, caramelized onions made per order, fresh mozzarella, avocado and tomato slices all between panini bread. The Bronx isn't what most people assume it is. Of course bad things happen, however things still occur even in the nicest neighborhoods. The Bronx helped me realize how real many people are and how surreal the world can be. I've learned so much while growing up there, and there are some hidden gems within this borough. You just have to get up and find them. As a kid, I enjoyed being in the kitchen. Not because I was always hungry, but I was so intrigued with my grandma and mom cooking. There was something about making foods like sorullitos and cakes with them, and as I got older, I baked a lot more. I eventually realized that I have this intense passion for making things with my hands and giving back to friends and family. Baking has helped me get through boring moments at home whenever my neighborhood friends weren't around. It helped me de-stress whenever I felt overwhelmed by high-school pressures. It helped me get into the University that I now attend and, damn, I just love to fucking bake."
Made with cardboard, Canson mixed media paper, Crayola crayons, Crayola markers, Copic markers, sheer polyester fabric, broken CDs, and an old scarf. 14x13." 2017.
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