David Leite was unexpectedly delighted when someone—a virtual stranger—cooked a meal for him from his book, making him judge, jury, and guest of honor.
True to its name, this dense, brownie-like cake takes its allure from a full pound of chocolate. A hint of cocoa lends even more chocolatey complexity.
Want proof that just four everyday ingredients can turn into something spectacular? Look no further.
Spicy. Sweet. Tangy. Irresistible. Even healthful. Just what we want in something that’s hot off the grill and destined for dinner.
Mac and cheese goes high falutin’ with a drizzle of chichi truffle oil and a few shavings of black truffle. Pricey, perhaps. But well worth it every once in a special while.
Pasta made by hand according to tradition is unspeakably more supple, lovely, and gratifying than store-bought pasta.
This luscious, silken, gently flavored coconut tart is topped with a delicate burnt-sugar crust that shatters when sliced.
The asparagus in this salad is sublimely sweet and is beautifully balanced by salty pecorino and tart zinginess of lemon.
A classic Italian recipe. Tender veal is pounded thin, topped with a sliced of cured ham and a sage leaf and sauteed until golden brown.
A riff on that old standby of a bunch of radishes, a crock of butter, and a pinch of salt, this nifty little number comes together easily and impressively.
Nova Scotia is a hotbed of mussels. After visiting a local shellfish farm, David and The One dined on the just-harvested bivalves, swimming in an herby broth.
Creamy Southern stone-ground grits with Cheddar cheese, plump sauteed shrimp, crisp bacon, garlic, and scallions.
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