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.
The lollypop has matured. Lollyphile, a company specializing in adult-friendly flavors, offers the sucker in lip-smacking bacon, absinthe, and more.
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?
David Leite was stymied when trying to start his blog—the biggest barriers: a completely severed Achilles tendon and an over-medicating partner.
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.
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.
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.
Being a supertaster ain’t all that it’s cracked up to be—especially if you still have to eat your broccoli. David explains and complains.
David travels south to apprentice to whole-hog barbecue pit master Ricky Parker and learns more than he ever imagined possible about the great pig.
David Leite, a self-admitted grilling nimrod, visits Waldy Malouf, owner of Beacon Restaurant in NYC, for a crash course in man’s relationship with fire.
This easy recipe for deep-dish French toast made with brioche promises big rewards for little work. Make it the night before then pop it in the oven.
Food writing isn’t as glamorous as it seems. Eating—oftentimes bad—meals is part of the job, as David explains. A cautionary tale for new food writers.
Pasteis de nata, Portugal’s creamy custard cups wrapped in a crackly pastry, have no equal. David visits the Confeitaria de Belem, where they originated.
David recounts the troubles, frustration, and utter exasperation of learning family recipes from his mother, a true demon in the kitchen.