About LC Editors

Leite's Culinaria

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 rectangular tart with wedges of pear baked into it in a rectangular tart pan.

Pear Almond Tart

French. Foolproof. Froufrou. Fuss-free. Fenomenal. (Work with us.) Rarely does elegance come together with such ease (and alliteration) as this tart recipe.

A metal pot filled with braised chicken, pearl onions, mushrooms, carrots, and thyme sprigs.

Julia Child’s Coq au Vin

Coq au vin, aka chicken soused in wine, is a French classic that exists in countless incarnations. This rich, soulful riff is from Julia Child.

Gray speckled bowl of beet salad with feta and pumpkin seeds, along with spinach and sliced red onions.

Beet Salad with Feta and Pumpkin Seeds

A stunning jumble of ingredients you’ll forget are healthy the moment you take a bite. Sweet roasted beets. Peppery watercress. Tangy feta. And a perfectly balanced vinaigrette.

A few scoops of apple sorbet in a glass dish.

Apple Sorbet with Ginger

Pretty in pink is this lovely sorbet, thanks to the inclusion of the entire apple, blush red peel included, as well as a little Geürztraminer for sweet sophistication.

Images of braised brisket in a yellow Dutch oven, and sliced challah on a wooden board.

11 Rosh Hashanah Recipes

A roundup of recipes for your Head of The Year celebrations, whatever you might be planning. From brisket to challah, we’ve got you covered.

A loaf of braided challah bread on a baking sheet with a serrated knife.

Challah Bread

Rich, slightly sweet, and chewy in the best way, this Jewish challah is a stunner. Perfect for shabbat and Rosh Hashanah.

Three slices of pear bread on a white plate with a cut loaf in the background.

Pear Bread

Quick bread. Tea cake. Spice bread. Whatever you call it, this recipe has pedigree–and you don’t need to know its geneology to know this. One taste tells all.

Four chicken enchiladas in a nonstick skillet, topped with scallions.

Skillet Chicken Enchiladas

Made in a single pan with so much ease you’ll be wanting to make them every night. We dare so you’ll hear no complaints.

Images of chicken salad in a jar and a person cutting a tuna melt in half.

9 Quick and Easy Lunch Recipes

It’s noon. You’re hungry. You’re busy. We’ve got some effortless and inspired suggestions to erase those middle-of-the-day hangries.