Peter Quick, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Peter Quick has tested.

Peter Quick has been a Leite’s Culinaria tester since January 2020. Peter is retired and lives in a motorhome full time, travelling all over North America with his partner, Larry. When not traveling, Vancouver (BC) is their home base. Peter and Larry are both lovers of good food; the first step is making the food. Being a recipe tester has meant trying new things…be it an ingredient, a technique, or a new food–all great fun indeed! He ranks Chicken and Mushroom Pies, Curry Chicken Pot Pie, Everyday Sourdough Bread, Sticky Buns, Rhubarb Brown Sugar Pie as his and Larry’s favorites.

Two-thirds of a blueberry custard pie in a pie plate, with 2 dessert plates with a slice of pie on them, one with a fork and a bite missing.

Blueberry Custard Pie

A custardy pie, filled with summer’s favorite berry (come on, you know it’s true), and baked into your choice of crust. Sweet, silky perfection.

A light blue plate with a serving of rigatoni pasta covered with beef ragu, garnished with green herbs.

Pasta with Beef Ragu

If you love pasta, then nothing beats a rich and flavorful beef ragu that tastes like it took all day to make. Even better? When it comes together in 2 hours.

Close-up looking into a mason jar full of pickled green beans and pickling liquid, with a fork.

Dilly Beans

Extraordinarily easy and exceptionally tasty dilly beans are within your grasp. Seriously. They’re tangy, crisp, and outrageously good.

A person scooping a spoonful of mac and cheese with beer from a casserole dish.

Mac and Cheese with Beer

Cheesy noodles, with a crunchy crust of spicy cracker crumbs, are a step up from the same old mac ‘n cheese you’ve been relying on.

Halved slices of sourdough stacked on top of each other on a white and grey marble surface.

Sourdough Bread

Craving that characteristic crust and crumb of an artisanal loaf of sourdough? We have just the beginner’s recipe for you that’s a cinch to pull off at home. Swear.

A white platter with four pork chops with applesauce in a jar on the side and fried sage leaves sprinkled over the pork chops.

Pork Chops with Applesauce

No ordinary pork chops and apples recipe, this particular approach takes its sass from crisp, fried sage leaves and can be on the table in 30 minutes.

An oval serving dish filled with mashed potato gratin and a portion of it on a plate beside the dish.

Mashed Potato Gratin

Our recipe testers called these potatoes “pure heaven,” “yumminess,” and “genius.” That’s just a few of the rave reviews we heard for these delicately flavored spuds.

A rectangular dish filled with curry chicken pot pie and topped with puff pastry.

Curry Chicken Pot Pie

East meets west when warming Indian spices collide with traditional chicken pot pie. Guaranteed to leave you feeling sated and sublime.

A sticky bun topped with caramel and pecans on a plate, with more sticky buns in the background.

Sticky Buns

King Arthur Baking knows a thing or three about dough. Their recipe for gooey, cinnamon-sugared sticky buns proves it.