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Trash Can Alley

David tells the charming story of how he used to play house with a neighbor girl when he was six years old.

Notes on a Banana: Chandelier

It’s not easy being bipolar, gay, and a hopeless romantic. Here’s a sneak preview from David Leite’s memoir, Notes On A Banana, that’s all about food, love, and manic depression.

Forever and Completely

Forever? Completely? Sounds like words used only in conjunction with things that inspire lasting love. Like this cake.

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My Memoir: The Cover Revealed

The big reveal! David’s soon-to-be-published memoir is finally available for preorder on Amazon and the book cover makes us want to read it NOW!

Grandma’s Silver Spoon

Despite something of a Dickensian upbringing, The One recalls his happiest moments with his hero and her favorite utensil.

How to Buy a Thanksgiving Turkey

Confused about fresh, frozen, kosher, organic, free-range, pasture-raised, heritage, wild, and so on? We can help.

Trick or Treat for the Childless

Envious of the loot your local sugar-crazed six-year-old mafia will take home on Halloween? David schemes how adults can get a share of the stash.

My Beans are Gay

David ends up with outrageously and flamboyantly purple green beans from his garden…but doesn’t have a clue as to what to do with them.

When a Stranger Cooks Your Food

David was surprised when a virtual stranger cooked a meal for him from his book, making him judge, jury, and guest of honor.

Savior on a Stick

Corn dogs, that ubiquitous county fair food, played a crucial, almost divine role, in keeping David alive during a detour in Dallas. Recipe included.

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Marcella Hazan’s Bolognese Sauce Recipe

Is anything more soothing than standing before a burbling pot of Marcella Hazan’s Bolognese sauce?

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Mary Karr on The Art of Memoir

The Splendid Table asked our very own David to interview Mary Karr, famous memoir writer, about the notion of sacred carnality.

My Problem With Balls

David recounts his doomed career in Little League baseball—and it has everything to do with no concession stands in the outfield.

World Elephant Day

Luca, David’s youngest staffer, heralds World Elephant Day with a lemonade stand, a batch of brownies, and the sweetest intentions.

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