About David Leite

David Leite

David Leite is the publisher of Leite's Culinaria. He has received three James Beard Awards for his writing as well as for Leite's Culinaria. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Pastry Art & Design, Food Arts, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun-Times, The Washington Post, Charlotte Observer, and Men's Health. Follow David Leite on Google+.

Perfect Baked Bacon Recipe

Perfect Baked Bacon

Sometimes, though the love of pig is there, you just don’t have it in you to stand at the stove tending to batch after batch of bacon.

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Rum Balls Recipe

Rum Balls

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

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Butterscotch Sauce Recipe

Butterscotch Sauce

Perhaps the easiest DIY gift ever, this 10-minute dessert sauce brings sugar, cream, and whiskey beyond the point of lusciousness.

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Kasha Varnishkes Recipe

Kasha Varnishkes

Rumor has it that this kasha varnishkes recipe made the late Joan Rivers plotz. After tasting it, we can understand why this would be true.

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Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

Yorkshire Pudding

Perfectly browned on the outside and soft, moist, and buttery on the inside. Just a little effortless elegance to accompany your roast.

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Raw Oysters With Champagne Vinegar Mignonette Recipe

Raw Oysters With Champagne Vinegar Mignonette

Oysters. Friends. Champagne. And these shucking instructions. What more could you possibly need?

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Cheddar and Potato Latkes Recipe

Cheddar and Potato Latkes

Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and pretty damn indulgent through and through.

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Pecan Pie Bread Pudding Recipe

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

This Southern melding of pie and pudding is obscenely, ridiculously rich. Oh, Lord, just take us now.

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Write a Memoir

Why Everyone Should Write a Memoir

David explains how you–yes, you—can come to understand the breadth, importance, and uniqueness of your life.

Egg in a Hole Recipe

Egg in a Hole

A childhood classic perfected, thanks to brioche, egg, butter, and even a sprinkle of sugar or Parmesan cheese, if you please.

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Beekman 1802 Fruitcake

Leite’s Loves…Beekman 1802 Generous Fruitcake

This fruitcake from the Fabulous Beekman Boys has David swooning with its dates, figs, apricots, pineapple, raisins, and pecans.

English Toffee Recipe

English Toffee

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

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