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.)

Man In Black

The Door Creaked Open

David continues where he left off, recounting what happened after he found an intruder in his rental house while on vacay in Maine.

Steamed Lobster

Maine, At Last

David knew that crab, lobster, corn, and blueberries awaited him and The One on their Maine vacay. But that’s not all….

Chloe

Goodbye, My Pet

David mourns the loss of his beloved cats, Chloe and Raja, and anticipates life without them. Kleenex required.