Creamy custard is shot through with tea flavor for an unusual take on the classic Portuguese flan. A caramel top gives the dessert its depth and sweetness.
Portuguese Easter traditions are kept alive in Newark, NJ, by preparing traditional Easter dishes of lamb, peas with eggs, and flan.
A tasting of Portugal’s famous white wine–vinho verde–at NYC’s Astor Center was paired with food from David’s upcoming cookbook. The matches were magical.
Monica Bhide, author of Modern Spice: Inspired Indian Flavors for the Contemporary Kitchen, offers up perfect accompaniments to the Oscars.
The fun, great bites, and shenanigans that went into the book party of Johnny Iuzzini, Jean Georges’ pastry chef, held at Jacques Torres Chocolate.
The Douro, the ancient and richly historied wine region of Portugal, has a siren’s power to lure back nearly everyone who has ever had the pleasure to visit.
Why is it that you can make a perfect boule of a bread one day only to turn out something that looks like a deflated fritter the next?
David Leite is reminded why he left advertising after watching Burger King’s “Virgins” commercial.
The no-knead bread craze got David clamoring for a plump, round loaf. Cindi Kruth, a longtime LC tester, gave him some of Lexi, her 23-year-old starter. And the results were impressive
Here are the best 20 cookbooks and food books of 2008 as compiled by Leite’s Culinaria.
The food loop is a silicon tie that makes trussing turkeys–for dinners Thanksgiving or not–a cinch. David’s been a fan for years.
Even if you’re thermometrically challenged, this surefire technique for finding the thickest part of the turkey thigh resulting in perfectly roasted birds works every time.
Ah, pucker-worthy cranberries, the often maligned stepchild of the Thanksgiving table, get their due here, adding a sweet-tart flavor to autumn menus.
David Leite goes to Las Vegas and puts himself in the hands of chef Paul Bartolotta at the Wynn Hotel while closer to home he tries out NYC’s Porcao Restaurant.
After finishing his book, David did three formerly forbidden activities lest he miss his deadline: cook (non-Portuguese) meals, travel, and socialize.
The cover art is finalized for The New Portuguese Table, and here’s your first sneak peek. The book will be available for pre-order in November 2008.
For these ultimate chocolate chip cookies, our ever-persistent David researched for three months and ate plenty of cookies in the process. Here he shares his discoveries.