David on Food

A basting brush with chipotle maple barbecue sauce

Chipotle Maple Barbecue Sauce

This indescribably must-have-more-of-this sauce boasts the complex sweetness of maple syrup and the smoky spice of chipotle peppers. Slather it at will.

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  • 5 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
Illustration of a woman in a red apron holding a pot of stew

Devil with a Red Apron on

David recounts the troubles, frustration, and utter exasperation of learning family recipes from his mother, a true demon in the kitchen.

Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash-It-Out

David comes to understand that for some, corned beef hash is about far more than mere sustenance.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
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Hershey Chocolate Cake

Hershey's Chocolate Cake

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

  • 20 M
  • 55 M
  • 255

Tales of a Supertaster

Being a supertaster ain’t all that it’s cracked up to be—especially if you still have to eat your broccoli. David explains and complains.

The Goose of Christmas Past

Mustard and Garlic Roast Goose

After a disastrous experience with roast goose, it took David a decade to master proper fowl cookery. And boy, did he ever…

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  • 50 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 38
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.