Glamour Woman

Reserve Some Frosting, Stir in Nuts for Glamour

A gift of Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book made Paulette Licitra examine her mother-daughter relationship, the role of a wife and women’s identity.

Fried Clams

In a ’64 T-Bird, Chasing a Date with a Clam

David pursues one of his great passions: fried clams. But not just any fired clams, but the fried clams of his youth, with plump juicy bellies.

Meat: The Pleasure of the Flesh

Meat: The Pleasures of the Flesh

Novelist, essayist, and food writer James Sturz writes about the pleasures of flesh—both animal and human—and their sometimes disquieting similarity.

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Alfajores: The Family Cookie

Alfajores are a family staple in Ana Schwartzman’s home. No wonder: alfajores are shortbread cookies filled with dulce de leche and covered in chocolate.

Super Taster

Tales of a Supertaster

Being supertaster isn’t all what it’s cracked up to be, as David discovered when he was tested at Yale University.

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Playing with Fire: Sweating it out with Barbecue Pit Master Ricky Parker

David travels south to apprentice to whole-hog barbecue pit master Ricky Parker and learns more than he ever imagined possible about the great pig.

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Grilling with the Steak Whisperer

David Leite, a self-admitted grilling nimrod, visits Waldy Malouf, owner of Beacon Restaurant in NYC, for a crash course in man’s relationship with fire.

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Devil with a Red Apron on

David recounts the trouble, frustration, and utterly exasperation of trying to learn his family’s favorite recipes from his mother—a demon in the kitchen.

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A Man and His Stove

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

Pistachio Gelato

Abstinence Makes the Taste Buds Grow Fonder

Ice cream, gelato, semifreddo are all favorites of food writer David Leite. Here he outlines the exercise regimen he underwent just to eat gelato.

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