Love: David and The One

A small skillet of corned beef hash with a soft fried eggs on top

Corned Beef Hash

David comes to understand that for some, corned beef hash is about far more than mere sustenance or ridding the fridge of leftovers. Far, far more.

  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 49
David Leite and The One in their kitchen wishing you Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Menu 2019

David and The One outline their Valentine’s Day menu and offer other suggestions for a perfectly romantic meal. (Arguments included.)

A Hershey chocolate cake with swirled chocolate frosting on a white cake stand

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
  • 267
The One in a red apron and red chef's hat and David Leite in a Santa apron in their kitchen

The Ho of Christmas Morning

David and The One wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous 2018. And, they’re curious to what you’re making today. So tell them!

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.

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.

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.

Grandma's Spoon

Grandma’s Silver Spoon

Despite something of a Dickensian upbringing, The One recalls his happiest moments with his hero and her favorite utensil.

Blanched Green Beans

My Beans are Gay

David ends up with outrageously and flamboyantly purple green beans from his garden…but doesn’t have a clue as to what to do with them.

Lying Cook

Liar, Liar Apron on Fire

Guess who David blames for his inability to be the epitome of calm in the hours leading up to Thanksgiving dinner? (Hint: Not himself.)

Ketchup Splatter

Homemade Ketchup

Why make homemade ketchup? Because you can. And, as David explains, because no one can tell you that you shouldn’t. No one.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 51