About Ryan D'Agostino

Ryan D’Agostino is the author of three books, including his most recent title, Eat Like a Man. He edits a column of the same name at Esquire, where he’s the articles and food editor. D’Agostino has appeared on The Today Show, CNN’s American Morning, MSNBC, The Food Network, and NPR. He cooks and eats like a man in his tiny New York City kitchen. @rhdagostino

A stack of four slices of banana bread French toast dripping with maple syrup and topped with sour cream.

Banana Bread French Toast

That’s right. A behemoth stack of French toast made from—believe it—thickly sliced banana bread. Sort of makes you believe in magic, doesn’t it?

A stack of johnnycakes on a white plate topped syrup and butter.


Make no mistake, pancakes they are not. Johnnycakes are lighter and crunchier and grittier and arguably best drenched in butter and maple syrup.