About Erin Carlman Weber

Lifelong eater and devoted Midwesterner, Erin is a recent transplant to Boston, and she just can’t understand the mayo-versus-butter on lobster rolls debate. It’s lobster, right? What else matters? Erin is an aspiring food writer, and when she’s not busy drinking from the font of wisdom that is the Leite’s Culinaria editorial staff, she’s studying food culture, anthropology, and history at Boston University for her Master’s degree in Gastronomy. (Yes, that’s totally a real thing.) Though most of her interests fall squarely in the culinary category, she also appreciates pretty things and traveling, especially if there’s eating involved.

Tomato Soup Cans

Tomato-y Soups in Honor of Andy Warhol

What’s tomato soup if not art? We share a stack of recipes for the most inspired interpretations we could find, whether hot or cold, plain or posh, comfortingly familiar or mind-bendingly abstract.

Condiment and Sauce Recipes

Some Marinara Sauce With That Ear, Sir?

We have a theory for what prompted the Tyson-Holyfield incident. The real culprit? A dab of marinara, barbecue sauce, maybe even mayo.

Beer Marshmallows

Leite’s Loves…Beer & Pretzel Marshmallows

True to their name, these manly man bonbons are—wait for it—sweet, beer-y marshmallows covered in chocolate and speckled with pretzels.

Kit Carson

Famous Last Words

Frontiersman Kit Carson’s dying wish was for chili. Who can blame the guy? Beef, beans, chili powder and spices. What a way to go.

Homemade Twinkies

Homemade Twinkies

Just like the classic, these delicate sponge cakes are crammed to almost bursting with irresistibly sweet and creamy goodness.

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St. David's Day Leek Corsage

Is That a Leek on Your Pocket?

March 1 is Saint David’s Day, a Welsh holiday in which the devout tip their collective hat to the eponymous saint by wearing leek corsages.

Fat Toad Farm Caramel

Leite’s Loves…Fat Toad Farm Caramel

This ain’t your childhood caramel sauce. Goat’s milk meets sugar as they’re slowly cooked down into a tangy, earthy, oomphy sauce. Booyah.

Candlelight

Love is Crowded | Valentine’s Day for Four

Valentine’s Day becomes an excuse for two college couples to share the cost, work, and pleasure of a home-cooked dinner. Mousetraps and all.

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