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Coconut Cream Pie

A retro classic with a velvety coconut custard buried beneath billows of sweet, luscious, airy meringue and cushioned by a tender, flaky, buttery lard crust. You’re welcome.

1 hr

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Pasta with Butter and Parmesan

Whether you’re five or fifty-five, sometimes nothing is more satiating than a plate of spaghetti with butter and cheese.

20 mins


These are the most popular, most loved, and most made dishes over the past 25 years.

Pastéis de Nata ~ Portuguese Custard Tarts

Not Portuguese? Not a problem. It won’t lessen your appreciation for these little lovelies with the shatteringly crisp pastry cradling ridiculously creamy custard.

2 hrs 30 mins

New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

We’re bewitched, thanks to this aged cookie dough–yes, aged COOKIE DOUGH–that indulges us in an adult cookie with notes of rich butterscotch and bitter dark chocolate.

1 d 12 hrs

Roast Pork Butt

This roast pork butt, coated in a simple rub of brown sugar, paprika, cumin, and red pepper flakes, is an incredibly easy recipe to make and yields enough pulled pork to feed a small army. It’s roasted low and slow in the oven until falling-apart tender.

10 hrs

David Leite

Hey, I’m David Leite

I’m a three-time James Beard Award-winning food writer, cookbook author, memoirist, podcast host, and publisher. I created this site in 1999 to help you find simple, quick, and wicked flavorful recipes. For the past 24 years, I’ve been cooking, teaching, and writing about all types of food, including those from my Portuguese heritage. Let’s eat! Vamos comer!

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Portuguese Kitchen Spice Kit, with piri-piri peppers, rosemary, paprika, cinnamon, and A Taste of Portugal.

Spice Kit

Portuguese Kitchen Kit

Portuguese Kitchen is my first spice kit. It contains six pouches of herbs and spices–A Taste of Portugal, fiery piri-piri chiles, earthy rosemary, Turkish bay leaves, smoky paprika, and warming Indonesian cinnamon. You can also purchase it bundled with my cookbook, “The New Portuguese Table.”

Hearty Winter Stews

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Daube ~ French Beef Stew

Just because you can’t be in the South of France during this blizzard doesn’t mean you can’t eat like you’re there. Bon Appétit!

4 hrs 30 mins

Cod and Chorizo Stew

A hearty stew filled with all kinds of exceptionally tasty things. And it’s easier than it sounds. Leave your wet raincoat at the door and try a bowlful.

1 hr

Slow Cooker Cassoulet

No, this isn’t quite the classic cooked-for-days cassoulet you’ll find in Gascony. This is cassoulet casserole. You’ll find no complaints here.

10 hrs 45 mins

Creamy French Chicken Stew

This simple chicken stew, which is chock-full of vegetables, chicken, and served in a light cream sauce, feels decadent but is surprisingly virtuous.

1 hr


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Homemade Portuguese Chouriço

If you’ve got some time, patience, and access to a smoker, homemade smoked Portuguese sausage is within your reach. Go on. Impress your friends.

2 d

Portuguese Bean Soup

A leisurely way to make a super comforting and filling soup that makes rainy days more bearable. And the leftovers are even better.

5 hrs 30 mins


Weeknight Winners (Quick Recipes)

More Quick Recipes

Porcini Beef Ragu

We’ve discovered the secret to making next-level ragu sauce. Dried mushrooms. Go on. See for yourself.

1 hr

Ginger-Scallion Fish Fillets

The easy-peasy ginger scallion sauce that adorns these broiled fish fillets is our new go-to dinner condiment.

30 mins

Pan-Fried Chicken Tenders

Nearly everybody, no matter their age, loves chicken tenders. Crisp, golden, and gently spiced, your whole family will devour them.

45 mins

Creamy Pork and Egg Noodles

This umami-rich bowl of creamy comfort requires only one pan, is on the table in just 40 minutes, and utilizes a genius hack for creating a stroganoff-esque sauce.

40 mins