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 on Google+.

Red Velvet Cake Roll Recipe

Red Velvet Cake Roll

All the red velvety goodness of the classic cake in a not-so-classic form factor that’s wrapped around white chocolate cream. Um, yum.

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Striped Juice Pops Recipe

Striped Juice Pops

Magnificently sweet, outrageously vibrant, unconscionably healthful, and altogether lovely. That’s what we think of these juice pops. Dare you to guess the ingredients.

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Ganache Recipe

Chocolate Ganache

Want proof that just four everyday ingredients can turn into something spectacular? Look no further than this chocolate magic.

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Chorizo Eggs Benedict Recipe

Chorizo Eggs Benedict

Chorizo eggs Benedict. It’s essentially eggs and Hollandaise and chorizo and it tastes like a superlative Spanish homage to a breakfast classic.

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Squash Blossom Quesadillas Recipe

Squash Blossom Quesadillas

With one taste of these quesadillas, we sighed and said, “Okay, so THAT’S what you’re supposed to do with squash blossoms!”

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Boulevardier Cocktail Recipe

Boulevardier Cocktail

A riff on the Negroni, this undersung and exceptionally smooooooooth drink is made with just bourbon, Negroni, and vermouth. Excuse us while we go pour ourselves another.

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Black Bean Taquitos Recipe

Black Bean Taquitos

So lovely you’re not even going to notice that they’re vegetarian. But your guests will appreciate that fact. And you’ll appreciate the taste.

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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

We’re bewitched, thanks to this aged dough–yes, aged dough–that indulges us in an adult cookie with notes of rich butterscotch and bitter dark chocolate.

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Cantaloupe

How Cantaloupe Got Its Name

Cantaloupe. Muskmelon. Charentais. Tuscan melon. Rock melon. How the heck did summer’s favorite fruit get all these names?! Nancie McDermott explains.

Chicken Skewers Recipe

Grilled Chicken Skewers

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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Cantaloupe Agua Fresca Recipe

Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

Normally we have an issue with people talking fresh to us. But in the case of these agua frescas, or fresh flavored waters, we’re all ears.

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Zucchini Salad Recipe

Shaved Zucchini Salad

A jumble of raw shaved vegetables that comes together easily, tastes magnificent, and doesn’t even require you to turn on the stove. Sounds like a summer staple to us.

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