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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.

Notes on a Banana: Chandelier

Notes on a Banana: Chandelier

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.

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

The fundamental idea behind Día de los Muertos is that the dead would be offended by being remembered with sadness.

Homemade Twinkies

Homemade Twinkies

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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Edible French Prendre de la Brioche

Edible French

You can be as mellifluous as the French with these common food idioms (we also included their eminently charming English translations).

When Guys Get Sick

When Guys Get Sick

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 Dog

Corn Dogs

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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Morning Harvest

Morning Harvest

David brags about his latest harvest and expresses dismay at blight and Japanese beetles and creepers and other garden horrors.

Leite's Loves...The Mantry

Leite’s Loves…The Mantry

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.

Bottle of the Sexes

Bottle of the Sexes

Do real women drink red? This essay from wine writer Lettie Teague challenges some annoyingly pervasive gender wine stereotypes.