Cheddar Crust Apple Pie

Cheddar Crust Apple Pie

Each bite of this apple pie brings you a sweetly savory jolt thanks to a smattering of extra-sharp Cheddar cheese baked into the crust.

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Homemade Nutella

Homemade Nutella

No longer are you safe from temptation just because you summoned enough fortitude to skip the Nutella aisle at the store. Not safe at all.

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Sour Cream Mocha Cake

Sour Cream Mocha Cake

With its deep dark chocolate smack and intense espresso buzz, this mocha cake creation ought to have a minimum age requirement.

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Alan on Martha's Vineyard

My Mystery Date With The One

On their 24th anniversary, David recounts his nearly disastrous mystery date with The One, and how their life together almost didn’t happen.

Steamer Clam Chowder

Steamer Clam Chowder

Quite possibly the definitive clam chowder, made simple yet spectacular with clams, salt pork, potatoes, and oodles of cream. A bold claim, we realize, yet we stand behind it.

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  • 8
Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

This spaghetti carbonara recipe tosses pasta with eggs, cheese, guanciale, pancetta or bacon, and pepper to form a creamy sauce. Quick and easy.

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Barcelona Restaurants

For his 50th (gulp!) birthday, David visited some of the best Barcelona restaurants, including Comerç 24, Fishhh!, Taktika Berri, Els Pescadors, Restaurant Moo, and Fragata.

Homemade Dish Soap

Homemade Dish Soap

This natural alternative to fancy liquid dish soap is inexpensive, effective, and gentle on hands. Doesn’t get much more practical than that.

Trash Can Kid

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.

Alan and David, 1993

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.

Notes on a Banana: Chandelier

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.