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 black pot filled with chunks of beef Raj curry, topped with cilantro, nearby is roti Indian bread

British Beef Raj Curry

All the complexity of classic beef curry that you slowly tended all day…but in just an hour. You’re welcome.

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4
A porcelain bowl filled with shepherd's pie and topped with potatoes, onions, and cheddar

Shepherd’s Pie with Caramelized Onions and Cheddar

Let us introduce you to the most Googled recipe of 2019. No, it doesn’t have cauliflower. And it’s certainly not keto. It’s a not-quite-classic shepherd’s pie gilded with sweetly caramelized onions and smothered with Cheddar. To heck with tradition.

  • (3)
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 11
The classic Italian dish: roast pork cooked in milk sliced on a cutting board.

Roast Pork in Milk

There’s a reason this stroke of Italian brilliance, which infuses a relatively cheap cut of pork with a subtle milky sweetness, is a classic. One taste and you’ll be thanking us.

  • (3)
  • 35 M
  • 2 H, 35 M
  • 23
Three bowls of chicken dan dan noodles with Sichuan tare.

Chicken Dan Dan Noodles

There are as many reasons to adore chicken Dan Dan noodles as there are variations on it. We’re particularly smitten with this one.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 19 H
  • 0
Roasted red cabbage on a cooling rack set in a baking sheet

Roasted Red Cabbage

So incredibly easy to make it’s ridiculous. Perfect for when you KNOW you need to eat your vegetables but desperately want to switch things up a little with something unexpected.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
A white bowl filled with Italian kale soup, topped with ciabatta and melted cheese, with a spoon resting on the side.

Italian Kale Soup | Zuppa Valdostana

Comfort fusion food for the soul, this reflects both the frugality of Italian peasant food yet also respects the essential nature of cheese in Swiss and French cooking.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
A white plate topped with classic madeleines.

Madeleines

Who knew these buttery, airy, delicate little cakes were so simple to make…and so irresistibly delicious?! (Well, Proust, for one…)

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 4
A grey bowl filled with roasted radishes, sprinkled with thyme.

Roasted Radishes

Roasting these rotund little root veggies turns them docile as anything dug out of the ground can be. Consider them to be dirt candy.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 35 M
  • 8