A black pot filled with chunks of beef Raj curry, topped with cilantro, nearby is roti Indian bread

British Beef Raj Curry

All the complexity of classic beef curry that you slowly tended all day…but in just an hour. You’re welcome.

The classic Italian dish: roast pork cooked in milk, maiale al latte, sliced on a cutting board.

Roast Pork in Milk ~ Maiale al Latte

There’s a reason this stroke of Italian brilliance, which infuses a relatively cheap cut of pork with a subtle milky sweetness, is a classic. One taste and you’ll be thanking us.

A white plate topped with classic madeleines.

French Madeleines

Who knew these buttery, airy, delicate little cakes were so simple to make…and so irresistibly delicious?! (Well, Proust, for one…)

A sliced Korean steak on a rimmed baking sheet with a knife resting on the sheet and bowls of kimchi and daikon nearby.

Korean Steak

This isn’t quite bulgolgi, the classic Korean barbecue. But this little number is salty, sweet, and quite reminiscent of its longer-marinated inspiration.

A browned loaf of homemade sandwich bread in a metal loaf tin.

Homemade Sandwich Bread

Okay, breadbaking virgins, here’s the loaf for you. Nothing tricky. Just flour, water, yeast, and salt. And an honest-to-goodness homemade taste.

A layer of parmesan twists on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Parmesan Twists

There’s lots to love about these crowd-pleasing twists. How they look. How they taste. How they come together with ease. (Need we go on…?)

A slather of chocolate topped with chopped roasted peanuts on parchment

Classic English Toffee

Almonds and dark chocolate or peanuts and milk chocolate? Can’t go wrong either way with this classic candy.

A pistachio lover's pound cake on a wooden cutting board with a mesh bag of pistachios beside it.

Pistachio Pound Cake

Not too sweet and not too dense, this honeyed pistachio pound cake is just right—and just large enough to share.

A cast-iron skilled filled with choriqueso, a cheese dip topped with queso

Choriqueso

Choriqueso = chorizo (spicy Mexican sausage) + queso (Spanish for cheese) melted into a puddle in a skillet. Perfect for dipping.

A bowl of roasted curried cauliflower mixed with onions and topped with cilantro

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

After tasting this richly spiced yet surprisingly nuanced recipe we asked them to try, someone suggested we change our name to “Leite’s Cauliflower.” Hmmm…

Ten Stilton and walnut crackers arranged in rows on a sheet of parchment.

Stilton and Walnut Crackers

Perhaps the simplest and most sophisticated dinner party precursor ever. Just make the savory shortbread dough, freeze, slice, and bake. You’re welcome.

A parchment-lined square pan of buttermilk cornbread cut into squares, with one square missing.

Buttermilk Cornbread

“Heavenly.” “The best cornbread we’ve ever had.” “Like eating cake.” “Stop me before I make another!” That’s what folks are saying about this unconventional cornbread.

A two-tiered platter with rum balls on each tier.

Rum Balls

Who could possibly say no when offered one of these homemade and inebriating edibles? Certainly not us.

A round tart filled with cooked sliced apples in a concentric pattern.

Apple Tart

If you took a look at this stunning tart and thought, “I can’t possibly do that!” think again. We suspect you can.

Four cream cheese rugelach in a glass jar with twine wrapped around it.

Cream Cheese Rugelach

“Transcendent” is how the author describes these rugelach. We’d like to add “flaky,” “tender,” and “perfect” to the list of apt adjectives.

A pile of thin slices of homemade beef jerky.

Sriracha Beef Jerky

A sorta spicy version of basic beef jerky that’s jazzed up with Sriracha sauce. Camping has never been so enticing.

A white plate of larb--salad greens, ground beef, onions, and cashews.

Thai Beef Salad ~ Larb

Given its multitude of tastes, textures, and temperatures, this salad is certain to remind you there’s more to this cuisine than pad Thai.