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+.

Chipotle Mayonnaise Recipe

We dare you to make this chipotle mayo and not find it to be awesome on almost anything. Fish tacos. Burgers. Deviled eggs. Breakfast burritos. And so, so much more.

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Burrata with Asparagus Recipe

A ridiculously rich, unthinkably creamy kin to mozzarella, burrata brings understated bling to every little thing. Prepare to swoon.

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Breakfast Pizza Recipe

Baked pizza crust with all the makings of a proper breakfast on top. Seems like a pretty darn good reason to get out of bed to us.

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Rum Cake Recipe

Every bit as boozy and as brilliant as it sounds. Inspired by the old-fashioned rum cake made in the Caribbean with dark rum in all its magnificently spiced glory.

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Braised Chicken with Olives and Orange Recipe

This simple one-dish braised chicken recipe is making lots of folks really quite happy. Perhaps you should see what all the fuss is about.

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Maple Bourbon Braised Short Ribs Recipe

As sweet as candy yet with an undertone of savory, these maple bourbon braised short ribs are like dinner and dessert all at once.

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Baharat Roast Chicken Recipe

Not only does the exotic Middle Eastern spice blend known as baharat lend an enticing flourish to your everyday cooking, it just may make for the most exceptionally easy chicken you’ve ever made.

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White Bean Dip Recipe

Essentially a milder, smoother, creamier, awesome-r riff on traditional hummus, this white bean dip is gonna make you like eating healthy.

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Kentucky Bourbon Cake Recipe

This Southern classic is much like a pound cake given its decadent amount of butter and moist, tender, perfect crumb. But oh, baby, wait’ll you taste the bourbon glaze.

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Ultimate Margarita Recipe

A simple, clean break from tradition, this marg eschews cloying Cointreau in lieu of a splash of sweet agave.

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Potato and Chickpea Stew Recipe

Hearty and healthy and pretty darn satisfying, too.

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Smoked Pork Shoulder Recipe

Smoked pork shoulder isn’t so much a food as it is a glimpse of nirvana. This soulful version has a simple yet memorable rub and no fussy brine.

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Roast Chicken and Pan Gravy Recipe

We seriously cannot get enough of this easy roast chicken and pan gravy that’s got our heads spinning and everyone clamoring for more.

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Chickpea and Cavatelli Soup Recipe

An easy Italian soup that makes for a satisfying supper tossed together from pantry staples.

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