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.

Corn Dog

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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  • 25 M
  • 54
Bow Tie Cheese Straws

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.

  • 50 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
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Avocado Sorbet

Avocado Sorbet

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

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
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Morning Harvest

Morning Harvest

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

Jim Lahey's Bread

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

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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