Carne de Vinha d' Alhos

Notes from Portugal: Gavião Novo | Madeira

Janet Boileau, Portuguese food scholar, enjoys the food on Madeira, including wine-garlic pork sandwiches and limpets grilled with butter and garlic.

Campo de Ourique

Notes from Portugal: Campo de Ourique | Lisbon

Janet Boileau and David Leite met photographer Nuno Correia for lunch at a Lisbon restaurant, where they get restaurant recommendations and travel tips.

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.

Pois, Café

Notes from Portugal: Pois Café | Lisbon

Pois Cafe, a local restaurant in the Sé district of Lisbon, becomes a favorite spot of David Leite’s while he lives and works in Portugal. Tip: Get there early.

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.

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.

Notes from Portugal

Notes from Portugal: Rossio Square | Lisbon

David spends his days immersed in the Portuguese way of life, dining and working like a true Lisboeta in Rossio square in the heart of old Lisbon.

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.

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