We know what you’re thinking. Mkate what?! Yet once you try this unique and chewy, toasty, nutty, densely magnificent sesame flatbread from Zanzibar, you’ll be crooning about it to everyone who’ll listen.
Not your everyday mashed potatoes, these are ridiculously rich and comforting thanks to butter, sour cream, Parmesan, sweet roasted garlic and caramelized onions suffused with red wine. And the leftovers freeze and reheat beautifully.
Welcome to the world according to me, David Leite (my last name, quite coincidentally, rhymes with "eat" in English, "ate" in Portuguese). Nothing frustrates me more than recipes that disappoint, so rest assured, you'll find only tried-and-true, trustworthy recipes here. Each recipe we offer has been made time and again by our team of recipe testers--home cooks.
You'll also find a different kind of sustenance on Leite's Culinaria--essays, musings, and interviews from writers both Pulitzer prize-winning and previously unpublished. These writers have one thing in common: Their lives are shaped by food. So eat, drink, read, and don't forget to leave a comment. And the rest of the story...