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+.

Fried Eggs with Crisp Bread Crumbs Recipe

Fried Eggs with Crisp Bread Crumbs

Got eggs, stale bread, and a skillet? Then you’ve got supper. Seriously. Chefs do this. It takes less time than takeout. Tastes immeasurably better.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
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Lamb Shanks with Coffee and Ancho Chile Recipe

Lamb Shanks with Coffee and Ancho Chile

This recipe uses smoky coffee as well as slightly sweet and peppery ancho for a flavor profile that’s somewhat atypical but altogether lovely.

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  • 35 M
  • 3 H, 45 M
  • 2
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich With Potato Chips Recipe

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich With Potato Chips

This peanut butter and jelly sandwich with potato chips lends a little crunch to the classic PBJ. (Typed whilst licking our fingers.)

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 25
Red Lentil-Crusted Fried Fish Recipe

Red Lentil-Crusted Fried Fish

Far from penance, this lovely lentil-crusted fried fish is stealthy healthy as well as overtly impressive.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Bacon Bourbon Butterscotch Popcorn Recipe

Bacon Bourbon Butterscotch Popcorn

Bourbon-spiked, butterscotch-coated, bacon-gilded popcorn raises the bar to a whole new level of hopelessly irresistible.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Single Quart Sauerkraut Recipe

Single-Quart Sauerkraut

Know how some bourbon houses offer small batches of prize vintages? We suspect the same sorta thing could happen with this.

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  • 15 M
  • 14 D
  • 4
Southern Fried Catfish Recipe

Southern Fried Catfish

Even avowed seafood haters belly up to this crisp and delicate Southern fried catfish that’s plain and simple and perfect.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Chocolate Whipped Cream Recipe

Chocolate Whipped Cream

Though this calls itself a chocolate whipped cream recipe, it’s really more like a chocolate mousse you want to slurp by the spoonful.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 D
  • 2
Compound Butter Recipe

Compound Butter

Nothing says “I love you” like sharing the magnificence of steak bathed in a puddle of melting butter. Consider it Cupid’s little helper.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Homemade Gluten-Free Four Recipe

Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour

Cakes and cookies and fried chicken, oh my! There’s no limit to the things you can make when you try this nifty gluten-free blend.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 3
Homemade Thin Mints Recipe

Homemade Thin Mints

Tired of waiting and waiting and waiting for your boxes of Girl Scout Thin Mints to arrive? Not with this trusty little recipe.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 0
Confetti Cookies Recipe

Confetti Cookies

Cloudy with a chance of sprinkles. That’s our forecast for anyone who wishes to recreate the sugar cookies of their childhood.

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  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 0
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