David on Food

David on Food

Trick or Treat for the Childless

A little terrified—or perhaps just jealous—of all the loot the great six-year-old sugar-crazed mafia will collect on Halloween? David Leite offers a way kids and adults can each get a share of the stash.

When a Stranger Cooks Your Food

David was surprised when a virtual stranger cooked a meal for him from his book, making him judge, jury, and guest of honor.

Corn Dogs

Corn dogs, that ubiquitous county fair food, played a crucial, almost divine role, in keeping David alive during a detour in Dallas. Recipe included.

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Hershey's Chocolate Cake

Forever? Completely? Sounds like words used only in conjunction with things that inspire lasting love. Like this cake.

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Marcella Hazan's Bolognese Sauce

Is anything more soothing than standing before a burbling pot of Marcella Hazan’s Bolognese sauce?

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Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

The spectacular thing about this pumpkin macaroni and cheese recipe? Its magnificently indulgent nature.

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Procrastinator’s Thanksgiving Guide

A cheat sheet containing all our best Thanksgiving recipes and troubleshooting tips. And, yes, there’s pie.

Bow Tie Cheese Straws

Cheese straws that marry a cute form with a nonbreakable function. And that’s to say nothing of the rich, cheesy flavor.

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Cherry Tomato Tart

The Attack of the Killer Cherry Tomatoes took place at David’s this summer. [Spoiler alert!] Here’s how it ended.

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Avocado Sorbet

“Brilliant.” “Simply astounding!” “Sublime.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about this avocado sorbet recipe.

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Morning Harvest

David brags about his latest harvest and expresses dismay at blight and Japanese beetles and creepers and other garden horrors.

Yeast Are Never Depressed

Depressed, David turns to bread making and finds that dough holds no grudges, turning out lovely even after the worst of manglings.

Cod and Shrimp Stew with Quinoa

David surprises himself and all of us by trying something that’s actually healthful—quinoa. His response surprised us all even more.

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How Not to Talk to a Fat Person

This tactful treatise is David Leite’s attempt to school the rest of us on the right way to communicate with a fat person.

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