Day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration that invites revelry as we remember those who have gone before us. Think of it as a far more festive All Saints’ Day.
Disturbing contact with holidays nuts in his youth caused David to be a bit militaristic when it comes to cooking with nuts. Once a nut…oh, you get the picture.
David recounts the troubles, frustration, and utter exasperation of learning family recipes from his mother, a true demon in the kitchen.
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.
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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How to turn sixty is an excerpt by writer Ian Brown on facing the inevitable aging process with humor and grace and food and a heck of a lot of emotions.
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.
It’s not easy being bipolar, gay, and a hopeless romantic. Here’s a sneak preview from David Leite’s memoir, Notes On A Banana, that’s all about food, love, and manic depression.
Just like the classic, these delicate sponge cakes are crammed to almost bursting with irresistibly sweet, fluffy, creamy goodness—minus the chemicals, preservatives, artificial colorings, and other abominations.
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You can be as mellifluous as the French with these common food idioms (we also included their eminently charming English translations).
It’s not the sniffling and sneezing and watery eyes that mar one’s beauty while sick. It’s the whining and feigning helplessness and other cold-related drama that are so gosh dang annoying.
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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Sometimes you just gotta laugh. If you need help with that, try on these holiday angst-avoidant cartoons.
Ever hear of religion envy? Mary Giuliani’s got it bad. Here she tells about her struggles in not being born Jewish.