Swift's Lard

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 by

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.

Pistachio Gelato

Abstinence Makes the Taste Buds Grow Fonder

The one thing that could get David to exercise and watch what he eats? The threat of no gelato.

Avo (Vovo) Costa and Me

Capturing My Portuguese Family’s Recipes

David Leite learns the best way to get his family’s Portuguese recipes, and discovers their history, by videotaping his mother while she cooks.

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