“When I said I didn’t like you, I lied.”
You are so curly, long, goldish with brown fries.
There are no such lies.
You taste salty and yummy!
When I first saw you,
You were funny.
Your awesome smell
Smells like fried.
When I said I didn’t like you,
You are made by a big pot of hot oil
And then you’re dropped inside.
When the store said they were out of you,
You feel oily, tender, and crispy.
You’re the best food that is so swirly.
When I eat you,
I hear the crunchy sound.
You’re the tastiest treat I ever found.
I feel like I am in heaven when I eat you.
You’re my first friend, too!
You’re my favorite treat and it is true!
Food. Food. Food. Who doesn’t like food? In this food-themed chapbook, When I Said I Didn’t Like You, I Lied, 826LA students write odes to their favorite recipes, flavorful comics, and family food memories. Read on for descriptions of how Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Crunchy Snacks are cooked at 300 degrees Fahrenheit, fresh comics with food characters—complete with heroes and villains, including TacoMcWaffle and Chef Pizza—and family memories, like the time Luke’s mom made her famous tamales or the time Yatzel and Emely had churros at school for Hispanic Heritage Day. Pull up a chair, grab a snack, and enjoy this book of writing by the students of After-School Tutoring.
Read more about 826LA’s tutoring program and volunteer opportunities here.
You can purchase When I Said I Didn’t Like You, I Lied at the Time Travel Mart here.