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My Beans are Gay

David ends up with a bushel of outrageously, flamboyantly purple bush beans from his garden but doesn’t have a clue as to what to do.

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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  • 25 M
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  • 52

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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  • 20 M
  • 55 M
  • 211

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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  • 20 M
  • 6 H
  • 95

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.

Morning Harvest

David brags about his latest harvest and expresses dismay at blight and Japanese beetles and creepers and other garden horrors.

Ode to Summer Squash

David’s not a poet and he knows it. Still, he was inspired to try his hand at poetry when he harvested his first vegetables.

The Garden of Him

David explains why, after 40 years, he’s finally decided to follow in his father’s muddy footsteps.

See What Happens When You Avoid Writing?

What do you get when you mix a writer, a padded envelope, a Vitamix, and a very long and unproductive afternoon?

Yeast Are Never Depressed

Depressed, David turns to bread making and finds that dough holds no grudges, turning out lovely even after the worst of manglings.

Embroidery Maker in Madeira

David tells the story of these charming Portuguese artisans who design and replicate beautiful patterns in a nearly lost art.

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