Kit Carson

Famous Last Words

Frontiersman Kit Carson’s dying wish was for chili. Who can blame the guy? Beef, beans, chili powder and spices. What a way to go.

Glasgow Cookery

My Mother is an Open (Cook) Book

Elizabeth Stewart discovered her late mum’s cookbook years after she passed. Flipping through it brought her mum to life in its smudged pages.

100 Uses for Matzoh

Matzoh-Paloozah

Matzoh. It’s all in your attitude. And with 100+ inspiring ideas, maybe this year eight days won’t seem quite long enough.

Seder Plate

Passover 2011: Something Old, Something New

Brisket, deviled eggs, salads, spring vegetables, and chocolate macaroons comprise the ideal dinner for your family at this sacred time.

Toast

Toast

“I love toast,” exclaims writer Rick Casner. And he loves his toast in A Very Particular Way: toasted, butter, and toasted again. What is your way?

2011 James Beard Nominees

Congrats to the 2011 James Beard Nominees

The 2011 James Beard Award nominations were announced today at the Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland, OR. Congrats to all the happy nominees.

Feeding an Army

Feeding an Army

It requires culinary gymnastics and a degree in chemistry to create a military care package of brownies, as writer and baker Garrett McCord found out.

Marathon du Medoc

Mayhem and Médoc: France’s Boozy Marathon

Le Marathon du Médoc, the boozy run through France’s Médoc region, attracts all kinds of runners and lushes. Our own Cynthia Furey recounts her maiden voyage.

Sunday Morning Pancakes

Pancake Day

Pancake Day, Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday–they’re all about indulgence before Lent. So it’s time to haul out the butter, eggs, and milk and start cooking.

Senegal

Out of (West) Africa

Mafe, a West African stew, is what haunted Sean Timberlake’s reverie after an aunt introduced him to it. It took three decades to finally recreate it.

Milkshakes

Milkshakes Without Borders

Milkshakes, a passion of Adam Ried, proved troublesome to find and make after moving to Paris. It took a flaming adaptor for him to finally succeed.

Happy Birthday Cake

Happy Birthday to Us

Join us as Leite’s Culinaria turns twelve. And while you’re here, drop us a line as to what you enjoy most about LC.

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