About Erin Carlman Weber

Lifelong eater and devoted Midwesterner, Erin is a recent transplant to Boston, and she just can’t understand the mayo-versus-butter on lobster rolls debate. It’s lobster, right? What else matters? Erin is an aspiring food writer, and when she’s not busy drinking from the font of wisdom that is the Leite’s Culinaria editorial staff, she’s studying food culture, anthropology, and history at Boston University for her Master’s degree in Gastronomy. (Yes, that’s totally a real thing.) Though most of her interests fall squarely in the culinary category, she also appreciates pretty things and traveling, especially if there’s eating involved.

Homemade Twinkies

Homemade Twinkies

Just like the classic, these delicate sponge cakes are crammed to almost bursting with irresistibly sweet, fluffy, creamy goodness—minus the chemicals, preservatives, artificial colorings, and other abominations.

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Tomato Soup Cans

Tomato-y Soups in Honor of Andy Warhol

What’s tomato soup if not art? We share a stack of recipes for the most inspired interpretations we could find, whether hot or cold, plain or posh, comfortingly familiar or mind-bendingly abstract.

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.