vinho-verde

Vinho Verde Loves The New Portuguese Table

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.

Slumdog Millionaire

“Slumdog Millionaire” Oscar Munchies

Monica Bhide, author of Modern Spice: Inspired Indian Flavors for the Contemporary Kitchen, offers up perfect accompaniments to the Oscars.

Cote de Boeuf Recipe

Bone-In Rib Eye Steaks with Caramelized Shallots

Thick cotes de boeuf or bone-in rib eye steaks are seared to a crusty perfection and served with thyme-scented caramelized shallots.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
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Portuguese Almond Torte Recipe

Portuguese Almond Torte | Bolo de Amêndoa

Dense, rich, and flourless, this cake is a favorite among the Portuguese. It takes its unforgettable taste from almonds, lemon zest, cinnamon, and vanilla.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
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Johnny Iuzzini

All Tatted Up

The fun, great bites, and shenanigans that went into the book party of Johnny Iuzzini, Jean Georges’ pastry chef, held at Jacques Torres Chocolate.

Port Wine Ripples

Home Port: The Douro Wine Region Calls Back its Far-Flung Citizens

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.

Two Breads

What Goes Up, Must Come Down

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?

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Why I Left Advertising

David Leite is reminded why he left advertising after watching Burger King’s “Virgins” commercial.

No Knead Bread

No-Knead Bread: Your Experiences

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

Wild Rice with Roasted Chestnuts and Cranberries Recipe

Wild Rice with Roasted Chestnuts and Cranberries

This Christmas and Thanksgiving dish of wild rice is combined with freshly roasted chestnuts, cranberries, and apricots then baked in the oven. The sweet and savory notes hit just the right spot with guests.

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  • 2 H
  • 2
Garlic and Herb-Rubbed Pork Crown Roast Recipe

Garlic and Herb-Rubbed Pork Crown Roast

This Christmas crown roast of pork is brined then rubbed with garlic and herbs then oven-roasted. The center of the crown roast is filled with wild rice.

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  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 40 M
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Best Cookbooks of 2008

The Best 20 Food Books from 2008

Here are the best 20 cookbooks and food books of 2008 as compiled by Leite’s Culinaria.

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