Press Release (ePRNews.com) - LITCHFIELD, Conn. - May 02, 2017 - Notes on a Banana has been described as a candid, courageous, and at times laugh-out-loud funny story of family, food, mental illness, and sexual identity.
David Leite grew up in the 1960s in a devoutly Catholic, blue-collar, food-crazed Portuguese home in Fall River, Massachusetts. With a vivid imagination and a flair for the dramatic, “Banana” as his mother endearingly called him, yearned to live in a middle-class house with a swinging kitchen door just like the ones on television, and fell in love with everything French. But David also struggled with the emotional devastation of manic depression. Until he was diagnosed in his mid-thirties, David found relief from his wild mood swings in learning about food, watching Julia Child, and cooking for others.
Join Joseph Montebello as he facilitates this conversation with David Leite.
David Leite is a food writer, cookbook author, and web publisher. In 2006, he had the distinction of being the first winner of a James Beard Award for a website, a feat he repeated in 2007. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Pastry, Men’s Health, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Washington Post. He has also appeared on Beat Bobby Flay and The Today Show. His first book, The New Portuguese Table, explored the food of his heritage and won the IACP’s 2010 First Book: Julia Child Award. Visit his website at davidleite.com.
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