Crockery filled with bacalhau a Gomes de Sa--layers of salt cod, potato, and, onions; on top, sliced olives, quartered boiled eggs, parsley on wood

Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá

Marcel Proust had his madeleine. David Leite has his Portuguese salt cod, potato, and egg casserole. Sorta.

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  • 4
A few green cups filled with pistachio gelato with five pistachios beside

Pistachio Gelato

An ethereally creamy, subtly sweet, wickedly pistachio-y gelato that derives its pure flavor from nothing more than the essentials.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 16
Silver spoon with a mound of Portuguese red pepper paste

Portuguese Red Pepper Paste

Each Portuguese family has its own rendition of this classic, a pantry staple known as massa de pimentão. Here’s how the Leite family makes it.

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  • 10 M
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A basting brush with chipotle maple barbecue sauce

Chipotle Maple Barbecue Sauce

This indescribably must-have-more-of-this sauce boasts the complex sweetness of maple syrup and the smoky spice of chipotle peppers. Slather it at will.

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  • 40 M
  • 4
Illustration of a woman in a red apron holding a pot of stew

Devil with a Red Apron on

David recounts the troubles, frustration, and utter exasperation of learning family recipes from his mother, a true demon in the kitchen.

Chive Blossom Vinegar

Chive Blossom Vinegar

Remember your mom telling you “Pretty is as pretty does…”? This lovely elixir knows no distinction–it’s just pretty through and through.

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  • 5 M
  • 60
Portuguese tea flan with a caramel top and a puddle of caramel on a white plate with blue design

Portuguese Tea Flan

Creamy custard is infused with tea for an unusual take on the classic Portuguese flan. The classic caramel topping gives the dessert its depth and sweetness.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 9
A pink homemade Hostess sno ball--coconut-covered dome--on a white plate with two more in the back

Homemade Sno Balls

Fashioned from chocolate cake, filled and frosted with meringue, and festooned in a feathery pink coconut boa, these are the real deal.

  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 55
Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Stunning enough for special occasions. Easy enough for weekday breakfasts. Marvelous enough to make you want it every damn day.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 22
Two ultimate chocolate chip cookies, AKA New York chocolate chip cookies on a wire rack

David Leite’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

We’re bewitched, thanks to this aged cookie dough–yes, aged COOKIE DOUGH–that indulges us in an adult cookie with notes of rich butterscotch and bitter dark chocolate.

  • 15 M
  • 1 D, 12 H
  • 272