Cranberries

The Zing Starts Here

Ah, pucker-worthy cranberries, the often maligned stepchild of the Thanksgiving table, get their due here, adding a sweet-tart flavor to autumn menus.

bartolotta-pool-fi

Getting a Life: Las Vegas Plus Meat, Meat, Meat

David Leite goes to Las Vegas and puts himself in the hands of chef Paul Bartolotta at the Wynn Hotel while closer to home he tries out NYC’s Porcao Restaurant.

tupper-lake

Getting a Life: Tupper Lake

After finishing his book, David did three formerly forbidden activities lest he miss his deadline: cook (non-Portuguese) meals, travel, and socialize.

npt-cover

Huzzah, Huzzah! Finally, the Book Cover

The cover art is finalized for The New Portuguese Table, and here’s your first sneak peek. The book will be available for pre-order in November 2008.

chocolate-chip-cookies

Perfection? Hint: It’s Warm and Has a Secret

For these ultimate chocolate chip cookies, our ever-persistent David researched for three months and ate plenty of cookies in the process. Here he shares his discoveries.

Lollyphile

Get Your Licks: Absinthe and Bacon Lollypops

The lollypop has matured. Lollyphile, a company specializing in adult-friendly flavors, offers the sucker in lip-smacking bacon, absinthe, and more.

McDonalds Ripoff

Boycott McDonald’s, I Say

There are lots of reasons to boycott McDonald’s–from its food and work practices to ethics and bad commercials. But trafficking in counterfeit money?

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane

What Ever Happened to This Blog?

David Leite was stymied when trying to start his blog—the biggest barriers: a completely severed Achilles tendon and an over-medicating partner.

Pois, Café

Notes from Portugal: Pois Café | Lisbon

Pois Cafe, a local restaurant in the Sé district of Lisbon, becomes a favorite spot of David Leite’s while he lives and works in Portugal. Tip: Get there early.

Fried Clams

In a ’64 T-Bird, Chasing a Date with a Clam

David pursues one of his great passions: fried clams. But not just any fired clams, but the fried clams of his youth, with plump juicy bellies.

Notes from Portugal

Notes from Portugal: Rossio Square | Lisbon

David spends his days immersed in the Portuguese way of life, dining and working like a true Lisboeta in Rossio square in the heart of old Lisbon.

Super Taster

Tales of a Supertaster

Being supertaster isn’t all what it’s cracked up to be, as David discovered when he was tested at Yale University.

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