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Shrimp salad garnished with dill in a cardboard takeout container.
David Leite
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Shrimp Salad from Ina Garten

This luscious shrimp salad from the Barefoot Contessa herself–Ina Garten–is made with shrimp, mayo, mustard, vinegar, and more. Excellent for picnics, brunch, showers.
Bobby Flay's barbecue sauce being poured from a pot into a white bowl.
Ben Fink
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Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Sauce

I created this barbecue sauce to top the Wyoming burger, but it's also an ideal dipping sauce for French fries. After you've made this quick and easy sauce once, you'll want to slather it on grilled chicken, steak, pork chops…you might never go back to the bottled stuff.
A skillet with Chrissy Teigen’s crispy-skinned chicken with lemon-rosemary pan sauce.
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Chrissy Teigen’s Crispy-Skinned Chicken With Lemon-Rosemary Pan Sauce

: Aubrie PickLemons and rosemary are your friends here. They take a buttery sauce spiked with salty chicken juice and crank it up to the level of world-beating recipe.
A white bowl filled with carrot ginger soup, with a spoon resting inside and a plate of carrots beside it.
Ditte Isager
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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot ginger soup is a creamy cool-weather classic happens to be vegan and is made with a few healthy and inexpensive ingredients including carrots, onions, garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, and garam masala and, if desired, coconut milk. Ready in minutes.
A casserole dish of Oprah’s turkey lasagna.
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Oprah’s Turkey Lasagna

: Tina RuppOprah’s turkey lasagna recipe is made with vegetable noodles and a healthy turkey and tomato sauce.
Two white plates topped with lemon basil pasta with lemon slices on the side and a gold fork resting on the side of each plate.
Jessie James Decker
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Jessie James Decker’s Lemon Basil Pasta

This lemon basil pasta is an easy vegetarian meal that comes together in under 30 minutes. It’s made with spaghetti, fresh basil, and a lemon cream sauce that’s certain to counteract a dreary winter day.
A bowl of President Obama’s Chicago chili.
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President Obama’s Chicago Chili

: The American MomsThis chili is said to be President Barack Obama’s ultimate favorite. Though, fair warning, it isn’t your standard chili recipe. This Chicago-style chili has a few added twists that deviate from the norm–but that doesn’t stop it from being delightful!
A round polenta plum cake on a wooden table with one slice cut from it.
Francesco Tonelli
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Stanley Tucci’s Polenta Plum Cake

This polenta plum cake from Stanley Tucci is a classic Italian cake made with cornmeal or semolina and plenty of ripe plums.
A plate of Kate Middleton's sticky toffee pudding.
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Kate Middleton’s Favorite Sticky Toffee Pudding

: DelishWhen the Duchess of Cambridge indulges in dessert, her favorite is this sticky toffee pudding, served with clotted cream. Here’s how to make it at home.
Trisha Yearwood's chocolate torte on a cake stand with a section cut from it to display 12 layers.
Ben Fink
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Trisha Yearwood’s Chocolate Torte

Trisha Yearwood’s chocolate torte is essentially a 12-layer vanilla cake that’s smothered with chocolate glaze. A sophisticated dessert that’s surprisingly simple to make.

He’s not a celeb to most, but he is to us (and, especially, himself)!

A white plate with a slice of blueberry-lemon layer cake
Cenk Sönmezsoy
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David Leite’s Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake

This blueberry lemon layer cake, made with triple layers of yellow cake with fresh blueberries, speckled with scads of lemon zest, and enveloped in the perfect lemon cream cheese frosting, is impressive in every way. This cake is a terriffic summer dessert, but it also makes one heck of a birthday and celebration cake also.

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About David Leite

I count myself lucky to have received three James Beard Awards for my writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. My work has also appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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  1. A chocolate torte is absolutely irresistible. By the way, I’ve heard that Richard Gere loves Paya, an Irani soup. I would love for you to share that recipe as well.

    1. Thanks, Dan. We couldn’t agree more, this chocolate torte is absolutely irresistible! Fantastic suggestion, we are always looking for new recipes to add to the site.