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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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 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.)

Pastured Eggs

The Story of a (Pastured) Egg

David goes out to pasture. Uh, we mean, he decides the only eggs that shall touch his lips hereafter shall be pastured.

No-Knead Rye Bread

A Friend in Knead

David divulges how he learned to bake bread late in life—and how he promptly became quite, quite obsessed.

Pimento Cheese Recipe

Pimento Cheese

Practice proper Southern gentility by whipping up a batch of that classic crowd-pleasing party must, pimento cheese.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 171
Cindi's Croissants

Fresh Ham and Cheese Croissants

David measures his friends on how true, honest, and kind they are—and how superlative their baking skills. His friend Cindi measures up.

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