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Papa Leite

The Garden of Him

David explains why, after 40 years, he’s finally decided to follow in his father’s muddy footsteps.

Shredded Envelopes

See What Happens When You Avoid Writing?

What do you get when you mix a writer, a padded envelope, a Vitamix, and a very long and unproductive afternoon?

Jim Lahey's Bread

Yeast Are Never Depressed

Depressed, David turns to bread making and finds that dough holds no grudges, turning out lovely even after the worst of manglings.

Lace Maker

Embroidery Maker in Madeira

David tells the story of these charming Portuguese artisans who design and replicate beautiful patterns in a nearly lost art.

Ilda Vinagre

The Mistress of Portugal’s Alentejo

David meets Portuguese chef Ilda Vinagre, the Michelin-starred mastermind behind A Bolota who is as talented as she is humble.

Picnic

How Not to Talk to a Fat Person

This tactful treatise is David Leite’s attempt to school the rest of us on the right way to communicate with a fat person.

Write a Memoir

Why Everyone Should Write a Memoir

David explains how you–yes, you—can come to understand the breadth, importance, and uniqueness of your life.

Scottish Sunrise

Riding Off Into the Sunrise

David details how he HATES to fly—save for those quiet and contemplative moments when he flies off into the sunrise.

Smoked Pickled Potatoes Recipe

Smoked Pickled Potatoes with Anchovy Aioli

Yep. We smoked, pickled, and fried these spuds. And we’ve no regrets. David divulges—and indulges—all in this blog post.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 11 H
  • 38
Breakfast Sausage Patties

Breakfast Sausage Patties

David divulges why he bothers to make his own ingredients, from breakfast sausage to, well, you’ll just have to read about it.

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  • 45 M
  • 5 H
  • 38
Homemade Espresso-Maple Smoked Bacon Recipe

Homemade Maple-Espresso Bacon

When David decides to DIY bacon, he really decides to DIY bacon. Seriously, folks. You gotta taste his take on cured pig.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 7 D, 4 H
  • 22
Julia Child, French Chef

Bipolar Disorder and Julia Child, My Therapist

David reveals his gratitude to the late, great Julia for all that she gave him. (Hint: It was a heck of a lot more than kitchen know-how.)

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