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.

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.

New York–Style Cheesecake

New York Cheesecake Stands Alone

Food history editor Gary Allen takes on the task of defending the superiority of his native New York cheesecake and finds it’s a cheesecake that stands alone.