Beth Price, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Beth Price has tested.

Beth Price
Beth is our Director of Recipe Testing

Years ago, while friends traipsed back from Paris toting suitcases bulging with the latest French fashions, Beth lugged bags laden with mandoline and copper cookware from E. Dehillerin. It proved to be a smart choice. She still relies on that cookware as Director of Recipe Testing for Leite’s Culinaria, which requires testing, tweaking, retesting, and sometimes more tweaking before she’ll deem a recipe fit to publish. Got a query about gluten-free flour, an overly dense bread dough, or a new-to-you cut of meat? Beth can dish on any or all. She’s also styled food for photo shoots, prepped ingredients for video clips and live television appearances, assisted in professional cooking classes, and rubbed elbows with an eclectic array of cookbook authors and chefs. Her styling and original recipes have been featured in Where Women Cook, Celebrate!, Pieography, The Local Palate and the Post and Courier.  She mentored and learned her craft under Nathalie Dupree and was thrilled to be a part of the James Beard Awards for Nathalie’s win with Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking.  Beth divides her time between Charleston, South Carolina, and Grand Cayman. When not communicating with our 100+ home cooks who serve as recipe testers, Beth can be found making Spicy Tomato and Blue Cheese Soup, Thai Basil Pork, and Lemongrass-and-Cilantro-Crusted Ehu with Black Rice and Mango for her sons and husband.

Thai Basil Pork

Thai Basil Pork

A little spicy, salty, and sweet and altogether satisfying. Your latest weeknight salvation when you need dinner pronto but you want something that’s not predictable or boring.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Bol of finely chopped celery root salad with chunks of clementines, pumpkin seeds, and parsley

Celery Root Salad with Clementines

This is not your typical salad. Made with celery root that’s cleverly blitzed until minced so finely it could stand in for couscous, it’s the perfect balance of sweet, salty, sour, and surprise.

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  • 50 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
Easy Smashed Potatoes

Easy Smashed Potatoes

Kid friendly. Adult approved. Gluten-free. Vegan. Awesome for entertaining. And even awesomer for when you want to stand at the stove and inhale carbs straight from the baking sheet.

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  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 4
Shrimp and Grits

Southern Shrimp and Grits

Our most requested recipe, this ridiculously rich dish takes its heat from andouille, its creamy comfort from grits smothered in cheese.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
Glass bowl with spicy tomato blue cheese soup on a tray with a hunk of cheese and a spoon

Spicy Tomato Blue Cheese Soup

This spicy tomato soup gets its heat from Thai Sriracha sauce and depth from blue cheese. San Marzano tomatoes are used, so the soup can be made anytime.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 25
Bowl of black-eyed peas in a tomato broth on a sheet of wood

Black-Eyed Pea Stew

This classic brings good luck to all who partake on New Year’s Day. Or so says Southern tradition. We can’t vouch for that, but we can vouch for it’s ability to bring sated appetites.

  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 12
Bacon Fat Gingersnaps

Bacon Fat Gingersnaps

We’re not certain which we find more incredulous, the sheer genius behind these bacon fat gingersnaps or the resulting flavor of said genius.

  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 33
Homemade Larabars

Homemade Larabars

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years, save for the fancy packaging and the crazy price tag.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 185
Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

This spaghetti carbonara recipe tosses pasta with eggs, cheese, guanciale, pancetta or bacon, and pepper to form a creamy sauce. Quick and easy.

  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 26
Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie

We’re not going to do a song and dance to try to entice you to bake this cherry pie. We don’t need to. Just look at it. A stunner, right? Here’s how to make it.

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 19
Homemade Herb Salt

Herb Salt

Herb salt is, quite simply, herbs pummeled with salt to create a restaurant worthy condiment. Here’s how to make it along with several incredible uses, whether fancy schmancy or simple.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2
Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

“Wow!” “Amazing!” “What a surprise!” That’s what folks are saying about this lovely quick bread that’s gluten free, dairy free, and paleo friendly. No one will ever tell the difference. Swear.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
How To Make Coconut Whipped Cream

How To Make Coconut Whipped Cream

Knowing how to make coconut whipped cream is a lovely and satisfyingly fluffy paleo trick that we think everyone can get behind.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2