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.

Homemade Espresso-Maple Smoked Bacon

Homemade Maple-Espresso Bacon

When David decides to DIY bacon, he really decides to DIY bacon. Seriously, folks. You gotta taste his take on cured pig.

  • (4)
  • 25 M
  • 7 D, 4 H
  • 53

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.

An illustration of a goose holding platter with a man reading

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
Stone Demon

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.

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.