Three Spanish salt cod fritters on a square white plate with parsley on a yellow napkin and black tray

Spanish Cod Fritters

To his surprise, and horror, some of the best salt cod fritters David Leite ever ate weren’t Portuguese, but Spanish. Light, crunchy, and perfectly balanced.

Chinese Squash Pancakes

Chinese Squash Pancakes

We quite fancy these unexpected and exceptional little lovelies, which juxtapose sweet and salty, crisp and tender.

Valtellina Pizzoccheri

Valtellina Pizzoccheri

Pizzoccheri is a hearty, flat, buckwheat noodle commonly tossed with a butter sauce of some sort. You can thank the Lombardy region of Italy for it.

Trenette with Langoustines

Trenette with Langoustines

Easy yet elegant, this simple pasta dish calls for any long, narrow, flat pasta, garlic, olive oil, seafood, and parsley. Dinner is done.

Chicken, Potatoes and Bacon

My Mother’s Chicken and Potatoes

An Italian classic that’s woo’d would-be-husbands for generations, this single-skillet supper melds meat, potatoes, bacon, and onion to moist, crisp effect.

Gravadlax with Sweet Mustard and Dill Mayonnaise

Gravlax with Dill Mayonnaise

Gravadlax, also known as gravlax, is thinly sliced salmon infused with dill. And there’s no better way to ensure it’s just how you like it than curing your own.

Braised Veal Breast

We Heart Hearth

David Leite writes about one of his favorite restaurants: Marco Carnora’s Hearth in NYC, with its unbeatable braised veal breast and incomparable gnocchi.

White plate with five green leaf-shaped cookies with coarse sugar on top

Matcha Tea Leaf Shortbreads

Buttery shortbreads take on an Asian accent—and an absolutely unforgettable appearance—with the addition of matcha powder.

A baked country ham on an oval platter with a knife resting beside it.

Baked Country Ham

One of the South’s greatest achievements, baked country ham takes its salty sweet smack from a glaze of mustard, vinegar, and cloves.