Best Cookbooks for August 2015

Best Cookbooks For August 2015

We thought we’d share the cookbooks the staff of Leite’s Culinaria are reading, dog-earing, and cooking from the past few weeks.

Favorite Cookbooks July 2015

Best Cookbooks for July 2015

Can a cookbook alter evermore the course of your existence? We certainly think so. Here are the ones changing our lives.

Favorite Cookbooks

Best New(ish) Cookbooks

Curious about the books that keep us up late at night, that we trust more than our spouses, that we just can’t put down? They’re here.


Think Pink

Yes, we know, the whole world thinks pink this time of year. But one tutu-clad man thinks pink all year round. And we love him for it.

Julie and Julia Toasting

Best Food Scenes in Movies

Get ready to add to your Netflix queue with 100-plus romantic, kooky, strange, or otherwise memorable food moments in movies.

New York Bar Scene

Drinking with Men

Writer Rosie Schaap defends a woman’s inalienable right to pull up a barstool and drink alongside the best of the gents.

How to Be Fat

How to Be Fat

Augusten Burroughs refers to this essay of his as “How to Be Fat.” We prefer to think of it as “How to Be Beautiful.”


My Fig-Thieving Ways

Being obsessed with fresh figs means you’ll do anything to satisfy your insatiable appetite for them. Well, almost anything.


Food Freedom

Come dusk on the fourth of July, we have a different sort of recipe for celebrating Independence Day.

Beef Chart

Where’s the Beef?

A flexitarian keen to make friends in her new town sorta commits to buying a side of beef from a local rancher. Much musing ensues.

Lisa McNamara and Dad

A Father’s Frown

Lisa McNamara divulges how she finally learned to appease her overly critical father through food. Recipe not included.

My Rum Soaked Birthdays

My Rum-Soaked Birthdays

Leah Odze Epstein recalls what she remembers most about birthdays growing up, and it has everything to do with cake.

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