Chocolate Bark with Cardamom

Chocolate Bark with Cardamom, Apricots, and Pistachios

Not quite cookies yet not exactly beyond the realm of cookiedom, this imaginative approach to chocolate bark brings a little elegance to the everyday.

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David on the Today Show

Three and a Half Minutes of Fame

David finally gets on the Today Show, cooking clams in a cataplana for Al Roker and Natalie Morales, and becomes addicted to live TV.

Clams in a Cataplana

Clams and Sausage in a Cataplana

Clams, spicy sausage, onions, tomatoes, garlic, and aromatics meld in a Portuguese cataplana, a sorta precursor of the pressure cooker

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Four Minutes of Fame, Part II

David continues his saga of preparing for his appearance on The Today Show on March 22nd.

Spaghetti with Wild Garlic Recipe

Spaghetti with Wild Garlic and Herbs

This dish, filled with wild garlic (a real flavor booster) and herbs, including basil mint, and parsley, adds up to a simple and elegant weeknight dinner.

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Hazelnut Espresso Cookies Recipe

Hazelnut Espresso Cookies

Need an instant something-to-go-with-your-espresso fix? These come together in less than an hour.

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Raspberry Fool

Raspberry Fool

We’ve no idea where this name came from, as there’s nothing foolish about conjuring a conversation-stopping dessert from just three ingredients. Nothing foolish at all.

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Spotted Dog

Spotted Dog

Basic Irish soda bread gets blinged up with raisins. It’s at its loveliest when served warm from the oven and slathered indecently with Irish butter.

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Four Minutes of Fame

Four Minutes of Fame, Part I

After 33 years, David Leite finally gets his wish: appearing on the Today Show, where he’ll demonstrate making a cataplana for Matt, Meredith, Ann, and Al.

Computers or Cookbooks?

Computers or Cookbooks in the Kitchen?

Renee Schettler Rossi and David Leite take opposite sides on the issue of cooking from cookbooks or a computer. Which offers you more while at the stove?

Milk Mayonnaise Recipe

Milk Mayonnaise

Known as maionese de leite in Portuguese, milk mayonnaise–you heard us–is an incredibly creamy, eggless emulsion held together by oil, milk (natch), and a lotta love.

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Turkey Chili Recipe

Turkey and White Bean Chili

Fast and flavorful and a favorite of our own Fatty Daddy—er, David Leite—this chili is a knockout. The only thing is, well, um, it’s not quite chili.

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