HAVE A BANANA
It's hard to imagine a time before bananas were cheap and readily available, especially because they're integral to so many recipes, from smoothies and puddings to baked goods and savory stews. Different recipes call for different degrees of ripeness, and it's possible to make tasty treats from bananas at any stage. (For quick ripening, place bananas in a closed brown paper bag.) The 20 recipes here, served up in honor of Banana Lovers Day on Aug. 27, show off the versatility of this potassium-rich fruit.