beef-grilling-101

Steak Grilling 101

To grill the perfect steak, David turned to grill master Jamie Purviance for help and tips. Several hours later, he was searing and sliding.

Casa Batllo Rooftop

Bellying Up to Barcelona

For his 50th (gulp!) birthday, David visited some of Barcelona’s best restaurants, including Comerç 24, Fishhh!, Taktika Berri, Els Pescadors, Restaurant Moo, and Fragata.

David

Where You Going? Barcelona? Oh.

David recounts the misery of a lunatic cab driver, a broken down train, a snarky airline rep, and the joy of traveling coach on his way to Barcelona.

American Flag

If It’s July Fourth, it Must Be Deborah’s

David reminisces about his late friend Deborah Murphy, who brought so much love, joy, and good food to her annual July Fourth party.

iPad Lover

I Have Taken a Lover, the iPad

After taking the iPad for a spin in the kitchen testing recipes, David isn’t only smitten, but convinced the it could change cookbook publishing forever.

When a Stranger Cooks Your Food

When a Stranger Cooks Your Food

David Leite was unexpectedly delighted when someone—a virtual stranger—cooked a meal for him from his book, making him judge, jury, and guest of honor.

Curried Steamed Mussels

Mussel Bound

Nova Scotia is a hotbed of mussels. After visiting a local shellfish farm, David and The One dined on the just-harvested bivalves, swimming in an herby broth.

Dianne Jacob

Okay, It’s Not All About Me

After winning the IACP’s First Book/Julia Child Award for the New Portuguese Table, David has a moment of uncommon modesty and thoughtful reflection.

Giada and Me: Separated at Birth

Giada and Me: Separated at Birth

David lists the way Giada de Laurentiis and he are so similar, they could be siblings separated at birth and raised by different food-obsessed families.

David on the Today Show

Three and a Half Minutes of Fame

David finally gets on the Today Show, cooking clams in a cataplana for Al Roker and Natalie Morales, and becomes addicted to live TV.

NBC Peacock

Four Minutes of Fame, Part II

David continues his saga of preparing for his appearance on The Today Show on March 22nd.

Four Minutes of Fame

Four Minutes of Fame, Part I

After 33 years, David Leite finally gets his wish: appearing on the Today Show, where he’ll demonstrate making a cataplana for Matt, Meredith, Ann, and Al.

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