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

Trussed Turkey

Tying Up Loose Thanksgiving Ends

The food loop is a silicon tie that makes trussing turkeys–for dinners Thanksgiving or not–a cinch. David’s been a fan for years.

Meat Thermometer

Thickest Part of the Thigh, huh?

Even if you’re thermometrically challenged, this surefire technique for finding the thickest part of the turkey thigh resulting in perfectly roasted birds works every time.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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