A white plate with a slice of blueberry-lemon layer cake

Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake

Pretty much guaranteed to be one of those desserts that makes people do face-plants onto their dessert plates. A David Leite original recipe.

A white plate topped with curried steamed mussels in a creamy sauce.

Curried Steamed Mussels

Steamed mussels go from standard to superlative when doused in a delicate curry-white wine broth spiked with shallots, garlic, lime, and cream.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 5
A bowl of trinchado, or chunks of spicy South African braised beef, served with french fries and Portuguese rolls--papos secos

Trinchado ~ Spicy South African Beef

If you’ve been to South Africa, chances are you’ve been craving this dish. Rest assured, it’s possible to recapture the loveliness you experienced abroad back home in your kitchen.

  • (9)
  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 20 M
  • 21
A small skillet of corned beef hash with a soft fried eggs on top

Corned Beef Hash

David comes to understand that for some, corned beef hash is about far more than mere sustenance or ridding the fridge of leftovers. Far, far more.

A wide ceramic bowl filled with Portuguese duck risotto, topped with orange zest and parsley.

Portuguese Duck Risotto

A dreamy, creamy riff on the classic arroz de pato, this dish call in flavor favors from duck, cured ham, spicy sausage, and tangy oranges.

  • (3)
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 11