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+.

Peach Salsa Recipe

Peach salsa works its considerable magic on anything you pull from the grill. And it’s obscenely easy to make from surplus stone fruit.

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Shrub Recipe

You don’t have to be a hipster in Brooklyn to appreciate the latest retro cocktail craze. All you need are vinegar, sugar, fruit, a little patience, and a palate for the finer things in life.

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Clam Shack Style Fried Clams Recipe

We tell you exactly how to make fried clams. Whole belly ones, natch, which of course are the best. And it’s soooo easy.

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Cajun Fried Chicken Recipe

Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly, this Cajun-style fried hen is memorably moist inside, superlatively crisp outside, and gosh darn perfect through and through.

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Mai Tai and Blue Hawaiian Cocktails Recipe

Get out your go-go boots, halter tops, and cocktail umbrellas. The ’60s are back. In a big way. And they’re groovier than ever.

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Grilled Pork Loin Recipe

No more standing idly by as the pork chops you tossed on the grill toughen into leathery dryness. Nope. Not with this clever trick that cooks a whole pork loin and then slices it into chops after it’s pulled off the heat.

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Grilled Flank Steak Recipe

If you can master this über basic recipe, you can grill a steak waaaaay better than any of your friends. Promise.

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Chicken Skewers Recipe

Magnificently easy to marinate. Quick to toss on the grill. And distinctly Thai thanks to the lilt of coconut milk, fish sauce, cilantro, and curry.

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Microwave Mug Cake Recipe

Three minutes. That’s how long it takes to bake this upside down cake that makes just enough dessert to satisfy your craving. No more.

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Deep-Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches Recipe

Oh yes we did! We battered and deep-fried a childhood classic and then pronounced it perfect. We think you will, too.

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Prosecco and Aperol Cocktail Recipe

Bitter. Sweet. Floral. Herbal. Citrusy. Elegant. Classic. Fizzy. Magical in all ways. That’s what folks are saying about this lovely little cocktail. Cin cin.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Recipe

This small batch of preserves has got it all—taste, texture, ease, and lord oh lord, that intoxicating fragrance. No prior canning experience required.

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Korean Style Steak Recipe

This quick and easy marinade imparts quite a lot of oomph in mere minutes—perfect for when you need a robust meal in minutes. Which is pretty much every night, yes?

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S’mores Pie Recipe

“If I could make only one pie in my lifetime, this would be the one.” That’s what folks are saying about this conversation-stopping version of the campfire classic.

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