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+.

Glazed Ham Recipe

Plonk this brown sugar glazed ham on your holiday table and then simply step back, listen to the gasped oohs and aahs, accept all manner of accolades, and then watch it disappear.

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My Memoir: The Cover Revealed

The big reveal! David’s soon-to-be-published memoir is finally available for preorder on Amazon and the book cover makes us want to read it NOW!

Apple Coffee Cake

Elegant enough for company, simple enough for every day, and versatile enough for breakfast and midnight snack and pretty much every moment in between.

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Seared Scallops Recipe

Knee-wobblingly golden on the outside. Lusciously wobbly inside. And sweetly supple through and through.

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. This rich, complex, boozy vanilla extract is no exception.

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Paleo Banana Bread Recipe

This is gluten-free and paleo-friendly, for those keeping track of such things. But it’s also good enough for anyone to want a slice.

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Christmas Tree of Cookies

Holiday diet tactic #142: This stunning cookie tree. Because it sorta makes it harder to demolish a half batch of cookies when doing so would demolish the Christmas tree.

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Royal Icing

Whether your knack for cookie-decorating leans toward fancy schmancy or basic buttons on gingerbread people, you need a foolproof royal icing. Look no more.

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Apple Cider Caramels Recipe

The 8th wonder of the world? These insanely satiating caramels made simply by simmering apple cider with sugar and spice.

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Turkey Cranberry Sandwich Recipe

A turkey cranberry sandwich with stuffing and gravy and all that Thanksgiving goodness sounds sorta good right now, doesn’t it? We can help

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Hot Turkey Sandwich Recipe

So crazily satisfying you may just find yourself making Thanksgiving dinner more than once a year.

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Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe

Become your own bootlegger. Start with everclear or vodka, add some apple and spice, and then splash it in a punch bowl, pour it in Mason jars and gift it to that special someone, or just keep it all to yourself and indulge in a nip once in a while.

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Buttermilk Dressing Recipe With Winter Crudites

Whoever made up that silly rule about no white after Labor Day clearly has never stunned dinner guests with vegetables in shades of winter white and palest green.

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Sweet Potato Cornbread

We could blather on and on and on about this surprising riff on a Southern classic. But you best experience it for yourself.

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