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David is enjoying some down-home hygge wearing his favorite t-shirt while snuggled on the couch with a stuffed animal.

Let’s Hygge Together!

David explains the Scandinavian concept of hygge, minus the Danish models and perfectly designed homes, and gets real. Really real.

Papa Leite

The Garden of Him

David ‘s dad, Papa Leite, died this weekend. To honor him, we’re rerunning this essay in which David explains why, after 40 years, he’s finally decided to follow in his father’s muddy footsteps.

A jar of milk mayonnaise with a spoon resting inside.

The Secret Behind Milk Mayonnaise

Milk mayonnaise, a thick luscious treat in Portugal and Spain, is an eggless condiment with all the same richness and flavor as regular mayo. David explains it all for you.

Two carrots, two onions, two bay leaves, two leaks, two sprigs of rosemary, thyme, celery, salt, and pepper for making the brine for the better brined roast chicken.

A Better Brine for Chicken

David explains his unconventional and amazing approach to brining a chicken before roasting–a technique we’ve never seen anyone else do anywhere. So easy. So unspeakably effective.

Baseball Glove

My Problem With Balls

David recounts his doomed career in Little League baseball—and it has everything to do with no concession stands in the outfield.