To Sink or Swim in a Glass of Grenache

At a tasting of Michel Chapoutier’s wines at Restaurant Daniel, David Leite learns a thing or two about wine, tasting, French food, and how to fake it.

São Miguel Trip Planner

The who, what, when, where, and how of putting together a trip to Sao Miguel, Portugal.

Feeding the Feast

Portugal’s Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres is one of the largest religious feasts in the world and serves some of the country’s tastiest street food.

Fat, Fat Everywhere But Not a Drop of Lard

David Leite searches high and low for a piecrust that is flaky, rich, and full of the shocking goodness of good old-fashioned lard.

Lost in the Atlantic: The Azores and Its Hearty Food

The Azores, the nine-island archipelago 1,000 miles off the coast of Europe, has simple, rugged Portuguese food and recipes all its own.

Abstinence Makes the Taste Buds Grow Fonder

The one thing that can get David to exercise and watch what he eats? The doctor-issued threat of life without pistachio gelato. (Gasp!)

Capturing My Portuguese Family’s Recipes

David finds that the best way to secure his family’s unwritten Portuguese recipes is to videotape his mom in the kitchen.

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