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.
The fundamental idea behind Día de los Muertos is that the dead would be offended by being remembered with sadness.
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.
David brags about his latest harvest and expresses dismay at blight and Japanese beetles and creepers and other garden horrors.
David, frantic for a Father’s Day gift, is stunned to find hipster food from Brooklyn that he loves. He thinks your dude will love it, too.
What do you get when you mix a writer, a padded envelope, a Vitamix, and a very long and unproductive afternoon?
Do real women drink red? This essay from wine writer Lettie Teague challenges some annoyingly pervasive gender wine stereotypes.
How to strike up a conversation at a cocktail party, in an elevator with your boss’s boss, and other potentially awkward situations.