One of the new features of Leite’s Culinaria, which debuted with the launch of our redesign in mid-June, is this store. Over the years we’ve been asked for recommendations for specialty food products, kitchen gadgets, and cookware, so we decided to offer our readers a place where we spotlight the best of the best. To accomplish that we’re searching stores, scouring catalogs, exploring farmers’ markets—even examining our own kitchens—for food, cooking, and baking inspiration and products designed to make your food more lively and your cooking easier. Some of that inspiration will turn into products in our very own line called Leite’s Eats, others will be sources directly from purveyors who meet our standards of quality, craftsmanship, attention to detail, and, most important, deliciousness. Our store will be small and exclusive: we’re looking for only the best in each category. The same way we search out the best cookbooks and recipes and rigorously test them so that you can have a great cooking experience, we’ll find only the finest products for you to cook with. If you think you have a product line that’s a good match for Leite’s Culinaria, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re eager to hear from you.
In 2009, we decided to put our heads together and come up with a line of products that were proud of and that had to pass one crucial test: They had to be items we wanted in our own kitchens! So after months of concepting, devising, testing, developing, we’ll be rolling out specialty food products this year. First off the line will be Portuguese products, including rubs, sauces, and preserves, David has designed to enhance your cooking experiences with The New Portuguese Table. Those should be hitting our Web site in 2010. Right now we’re offering the Dark Chocolate Couverture Disks made famous in David’s article “Perfection? Hint: It’s Warm and has a Secret,” which appeared in the New York Times.
The Well Dressed Food Company, headed up by David Tomberlin, is situated in the six-million-acre Adirondack Park in northern New York State, called North Country. David and his company work closely with small, family-owned growers and producers of pure, high-quality foods in the area. The goal of Well Dressed Food is to support these local enterprises and share their wonderful products with everyone. The company’s products use local ingredients wherever possible, and it’s constantly expanding its offerings to include unique foods that reflect the rich history and natural wonder of the region.