David on Food

David on Food

Notes on a Banana: An Excerpt

This excerpt from Notes On A Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression, shows how the author came to find his true love and fall in love again with food.

Hershey's Chocolate Cake

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

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Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

This pumpkin macaroni and cheese ranks off the charts in terms of its epic indulgence-o-rama rating.

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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.

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.

Corn Dogs

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

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

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Procrastinator’s Thanksgiving Guide

A cheat sheet containing all our best Thanksgiving recipes and troubleshooting tips. And, yes, there’s pie.

Bow Tie Cheese Straws

Cheese straws that marry a cute form with a nonbreakable function. And that’s to say nothing of the rich, cheesy flavor.

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Cherry Tomato Tart

The Attack of the Killer Cherry Tomatoes took place at David’s this summer. [Spoiler alert!] Here’s how it ended.

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Avocado Sorbet

“Brilliant.” “Simply astounding!” “Sublime.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about this avocado sorbet recipe.

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Morning Harvest

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

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.

Cod and Shrimp Stew with Quinoa

David surprises himself and all of us by trying something that’s actually healthful—quinoa. His response surprised us all even more.

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