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+.

Cornmeal-Crusted Fried Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Cornmeal-Crusted Fried Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce

“This fried chicken recipe is SPECTACULAR.” That’s what folks are saying about this fried hen with a creamy, peppery white bbq sauce.

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Favorite Cookbooks

Leite’s Reads: Best New(ish) Books

Curious about the books that keep us up late at night, that we trust more than our spouses, that we just can’t put down? They’re here.

Cowboy Steak with Coffee Rub Recipe

Cowboy Steak with Coffee Rub

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Think how your guests will size up your grill-master prowess when you serve this.

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Fire and Smoke Cookbook

Coffee Rub

“This coffee rub is AMAZING!” “Best coffee rub EVER!!!” That’s what folks are saying about this coffee rub. Sorta makes you want to try it, huh?

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Papa Leite

The Garden of Him

David explains why, after 40 years, he’s finally decided to follow in his father’s muddy footsteps.

Hostess Cupcakes Recipe

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

Unequivocally and unspeakably better than those preservative-laden, shrink-wrapped cake imposters you grew up on. Swear.

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Pecorino Potato Chips Recipe

Homemade Potato Chips With Pecorino

Easy to make. Good with beer. Perfect for parties. Sorta makes us think we’re back in college. Beer pong, anyone?

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Grilled Trout Recipe

Grilled Trout

Nothing is more romantic than cooking grilled trout in the open air. Well, maybe that’s a stretch. Still, it’s a damn good recipe.

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Coffee Ice Cubes Recipe

Leftover Coffee Ice Cubes

Got leftover coffee in that pot? Don’t toss it in the sink. Pour it into ice cube trays and freeze. No more watery iced coffee ever.

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Leite's Loves...The Mantry

Leite’s Loves…The Mantry

David, frantic for a Father’s Day gift, is stunned to find hipster food from Brooklyn that he loves. He thinks your dude will love it, too.

Thai Beef Salad Recipe | Larb

Thai Beef Salad | Larb

Given its multitude of tastes, textures, and temperatures, this salad is certain to remind you there’s more to this cuisine than pad Thai.

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Homemade Cultured Butter Recipe

Homemade Cultured Butter

David recalls his first time making homemade butter and how he didn’t notice the beauty right in front of his face. Recipe included.

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