Bica do Sapato

Notes from Portugal: Bica do Sapato | Lisbon

David finds the fashion statement at Bica do Sapato restaurant in Lisbon to be an inspiration while cooking at home. A tip: the shirts run small.

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.

Rhode Island Quahog Chowder

Rhode Island Chowder Still Confounds — and Satisfies

The longtime favorite of Rhode Islanders is a clear-broth clam chowder made with only quahogs, salt pork, potatoes, and a splash of Worcestershire sauce.

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.

Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan: The Omnivore’s Dilemma

In this interview with with Anne E. McBride, Michael Pollan discusses the success of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” agribusiness, and how to eat better.

Red Velvet Cake

Seeing Red Over the Origins of Red Velvet Cake

A frustrating search for the origins of Red Velvet Cake leads a stymied reader to our food history editor, Gary Allen.

q&a

A Hunt for the Classic Icebox Cake Leaves a Cold Trail

Food history editor Gary Allen tracks down the classic icebox cake. The recipe for the original icebox cake is on the Nabisco chocolate wafer box.

q&a

The Search for Silky Sorbet Doesn’t Go Smoothly

Grainy chocolate sorbet was one readers problem, so Gary Allen put on his food science hat and found out the the solution: chocolate syrup.

One-Armed Mirepoix and Other Culinary Misadventures

One-Armed Mirepoix and Other Culinary Misadventures

Of all the bad things that could befall a baby, what happened to me was perhaps the best of the worst. I was born with only one arm. Well, sort of. Technically, I was born with radial aplasia, a condition that made my right arm about the size and shape of a plucked turkey wing. […]

Alfajores

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.

q&a

Conundrum Over Raw Cream

Gary Allen, Leite’s Culinaria’s food history editor (and all-around answer guy), takes on questions about butter and raw cream.

Pacific Rim Cuisine

Pacific Rim in the Center of the Plate

Gary Allen, our food history editor, answers a reader’s question about the origins of Pacific Rim cuisine and related culinary trends.

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