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.

Milk Mayonnaise Recipe

The Secrets Behind Milk Mayonnaise

Known as maionese de leite in Portuguese, milk mayonnaise–you heard us–is an incredibly creamy, eggless emulsion held together by oil, milk (natch), and a lotta love.

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Eating Oscar

Eating Oscar

Ten of this year’s Academy Award nominees inspire some interesting and, occasionally, odd associations for dishes to star in your own Oscar party.

Easy-Bake Oven

A Light Forever Dimmed

The creator of the red-hot toy of the ’60s—the Easy-Bake Oven—died recently. He leaves behind enduring memories for a battalion of girls—and one boy.

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

An inspired meal in minutes, this harried weeknight spaghetti solution melds eggs, cheese, and pancetta into a creamy sauce that cloaks every last strand.

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Spanish Cod Fritters

To his surprise, and horror, some of the best salt cod fritters David Leite ever ate weren’t Portuguese, but Spanish. Light, crunchy, and perfectly balanced.

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Braised Veal Breast Recipe

We Heart Hearth

David Leite writes about one of his favorite restaurants: Marco Carnora’s Hearth in NYC, with its unbeatable braised veal breast and incomparable gnocchi.

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We're Frozen!

Blizzard Beef

Beef chuck, Worcestershire, and water are all that’s needed to make this falling-apart-tender braised beef that’s fit for a blizzard–even when it refuses to snow.

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20,000 Thank Yous

When David’s book, The New Portuguese Table, went into a second printing, he realized he had a lot of thank-yous to make. Twenty thousand to be exact.

Paula Wolfert's Beef Dauble

Paula Wolfert’s Beef Daube is as Authentic as It Gets

Paula Wolfert, the reigning monarch of the Mediterranean, fesses up her culinary secrets when it comes to making France’s classic beef stew, called a daube.

Cornish Game Hen

Peace & Pleasure: A Holiday Menu to End Tryptophan Overload

Can’t face turkey or ham this holiday season? Consider Cornish game hens. They offer variety, impress guests, and allow for culinary customization. Plus they won’t knock you into a tryptophan stupor.

Turkey Labels

How to Buy a Thanksgiving Turkey

Confused about fresh, frozen, kosher, organic, free-range, pasture-raised, heritage, wild, and so on? We can help.

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