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.

Two bowls filled with chicken biriyani on a blue cloth

Chicken Biriyani

Experience for yourself why folks are calling this recipe for India’s most iconic comfort food “heavenly” and “unbelievably tender and juicy” and “astounding.”

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 10 H, 50 M
  • 0
A white plate with striped edges filled with potatoes and lamb meatballs with tahini

Lamb Meatballs with Tahini | Kefte

Kefte translates to meatballs. And there are no shortage of different types in the Middle East. These are definitely contenders for BEST kefte.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 0
Two white bowls filled with lentil and escarole soup with a jar of olive oil on the side

Lentil and Escarole Soup

Truly the epitome of classic rustic Italian cooking. Here’s to the simple things in life that taste anything but simple.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 0
Several low ball glasses filled with pink sbagliato

Pink Sbagliato

A stunning if subtly pink cross of all the best characteristics of a negroni and a Champagne cocktail. Cin cin!

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Two white bowls filled with soft ginger granola

Soft Ginger Granola

Gingersnap cookies in good-for-you granola disguise. That’s what you can expect from this irresistible soft ginger granola.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
A tumbler half-filled with homemade Irish cream and an ice cube, and a bottle of cream in the background

Irish Cream

DIY Baileys, baby. All you need is cream, coffee, whiskey, sugar, and a taste for the good things in life.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 4
Cast iron skillet with a pan boxty(Irish potato pancake) in it, on a wooden cutting board

Pan Boxty | Irish Potato Pancake

An Irish classic for a darn good reason. Actually, three reasons—it’s shamelessly simple, flagrantly frugal, and undeniably delicious. Lovers of colcannon, rösti, latkes, and hash browns will find comfort here.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
Colcannon Potatoes

Colcannon

There are countless versions of this classic. We’re partial to this recipe which gilds the potatoes and cabbage with kale and bacon and beer.

  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
A decorative metal serving bowl filled with fried rice with leftovers and a bowl of jalapeño garlic vinegar on the side

Fried Rice With Leftovers

A superlative version of the classic clean-out-the-fridge stir-fry that reinvents leftovers. Beware the optional but addictive jalapeño garlic vinegar.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A mushroom goat cheese pizza topped with dandelion leaves cut into six slices

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pizza

Just when you thought there was nothing new in pizza, this thin-crusted beauty up levels your usual takeout with sous vide mushrooms, creamy goat cheese, and arugula.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A ball of whole wheat pizza dough on a floured surface

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Yes, you can make a decent—actually, spectacular—pizza dough with whole wheat flour that gives you all the yeasty, crusty, hand-stretched goodness you want and deserve. Here’s how.

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  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A white bowl of French onion soup, topped with a crouton and some melted cheese

French Onion Soup

A slightly heretical take on a French classic, this riff involves onion soup, bread, and cheese, but not quite like you’ve experienced it before.

  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 8
A white bowl filled with spicy Korean chicken and sprinkled with sesame seeds

Spicy Korean Chicken

More tingly than outright and obtrusively spicy, this quick and easy chicken takes its unmistakable flavor from that classic and cult-inducing Korean chile paste, gochujang.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 0