About LC Editors

LC Editors

Over the years, Leite’s Culinaria has been incredibly fortunate to have many different editors contributing to the site, with each person bringing a different approach to home cooking and the recipes they select. As a result, our recipes are a marvelously varied bunch, comprising quick weeknight fixes we call WEEKNIGHT WINNERS that are as easy as they are enticing, more leisurely recipes that are essentially WEEKEND PROJECTS, those must-master dishes you’ll find in THE ARSENAL, and easy and impressive recipes worthy of company we refer to as HONEST ENTERTAINING. Rest assured, we first make each and every recipe that eventually ends up on this site in our own home kitchens before deciding if it’s sufficiently stunning to share with you. That’s a little about us. You’ll find more of our personalities in the recipes on the site. We’re curious to hear which recipes appeal most to you, so don’t be shy. Let us know what you like and what you’d like to see more of on our site in a comment.

A bowl filled with spicy harissa lentil stew on a white plate with flat leaf parsley garnishing the dish and scattered around the bowl.

Spicy Harissa Lentils

An easy weeknight meal that’s an unassuming melding of red lentils, harissa, sautéed onions, and garlicky tahini sauce that can only be described as magical. (Yes, lentils can be magic.)

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato and Feta Salad

There’s a lot to like here. The caramelized sweetness of sweet potatoes and onions. The salty and tangy creaminess of feta. And the knowing that you’re doing something decent for yourself without it tasting like penance.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 15
Two white plates of braised beef with carrots on top of mashed potatoes.

Braised Beef with Carrots

A sigh-worthy Sunday supper sorta meal that’s inspired by classic French technique yet relies on inexpensive everyday ingredients and takes not much more effort than a PBJ. (Well, a little more effort.)

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Two loaves of artisan bread and a jar of Campari citrus marmalade, with a slice of bread smeared with the marmalade on a wooden cutting board.

Campari Citrus Marmalade

A little sweeter (and a lot more vibrant) than traditional English marmalade thanks to the notable presence and complexity of the classic Italian apéritif. Here’s how to make it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 3 H
  • 5 H
  • 0
A two-handle bowl of seafood gumbo on a piece of wood.

Seafood Gumbo

Seafood gumbo loaded with shrimp, such as this classic Cajun recipe, screams for a cold beer and a lazy weekend afternoon dedicated to nothing but cooking.

  • (6)
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5 H, 15 M
  • 58
A deep roasting pan filled with shredded lamb barbacoa.

Lamb Barbacoa

Thanks to the welcome heat of both mezcal and habanero, this lamb becomes incredibly flavorful as it’s slowly coaxed to knee-wobbling tenderness.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 10 H
  • 0
A bowl of duck soba with scallions on a wooden surface with a piece of duck being lifted out with chopsticks.

Duck Soba

An eminiently slurpable bowl of soul-satisfying goodness that combines hearty soba noodles and crisp-skinned duck breast in a perfectly seasoned broth. Understand why soba is so revered in some cultures.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0
A cast-iron pot filled with pan-fried green beans tossed with garlic and butter

Pan-Fried Green Beans

Simple yet spectacular green beans thanks to the perfect technique from Alain Ducasse.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
Two shallow bowls, each with an unmolded panna cotta in caramel, with a spoon resting in the bowl.

Panna Cotta

Panna cotta translates to “cooked cream,” which really doesn’t do justice to this creamy as sin, subtly flavored, lightly sweetened, sublime Italian classic.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 8 H
  • 0
Three homemade Larabars

Homemade Larabars

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years. Save for the crazy price tag. Here’s a less expensive, more customizable alternative.

  • (39)
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 195