No Knead Bread

No-Knead Bread: Your Experiences

The no-knead bread craze got David clamoring for a plump, round loaf. Cindi Kruth, a longtime LC tester, gave him some of Lexi, her 23-year-old starter. And the results were impressive

Grant Achatz

Podcast: Grant Achatz

David talks with chef, author, and James Beard award winner Grant Achatz about his book, his restaurant Alinea, and cooking restaurant food at home.

Meat: The Pleasure of the Flesh

Readings: “Meat”

Novelist, essayist, and food writer James Sturz reads his sensual and occasionally erotic piece about the pleasures of flesh—both animal and human—and the sometimes disquieting similarity between them.

Confessions of a Hired Belly

Food writing isn’t as glamorous as it seems. Eating—oftentimes bad—meals is part of the job, as David explains. A cautionary tale for new food writers.

A Man and His Stove

Stove fanatic David writes about his obsession with his Viking stove, nicknamed Thor for its massive BTUs and its sleek lines.