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+.

Pickled Watermelon Rind Recipe

Pickled watermelon rinds. They’re a Southern classic that are sweet and tangy and oh so enticing. Tasting is believing. Here’s how to make them.

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Korean Style Steak Recipe

Dust that snow off the grill. This Korean style marinade comes together from pantry staples and takes just minutes to work its magic. Lucky you.

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Figs in Port Recipe

Simple. Seasonal. Sophisticated. Sassy. Sublime. All qualities we swoon to in a dessert. All found right here.

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How To Cook Shishito Peppers

Knowing how to perfectly blister shishito peppers results in a beguiling cocktail nosh with a mildly tingly, almost sweet heat.

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Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Vanilla ice cream is de rigueur for lazy summer days. This luscious version is adaptable so you can make it as rich as you like. However you make it, though, the vanilla shines through.

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Raspberry Jam Recipe

You can’t prolong summer. But you can prolong raspberry season with some lipstick-red berries, a little sugar, and this unerringly precise recipe.

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Strawberry Punch Recipe

A summer party essential. You just may not have realized this yet. One sip and you’ll understand. (It’s nonalcoholic. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do something to fix that.)

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Hot Dog on a Baguette Recipe

Made with crusty French bread in place of squishy hot dog buns, this dog is reminiscent of what you’ll find on the streets of Paris.

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Grilled Chicken Tacos With Mango Recipe

Yep. Grilled chicken tacos with mango. Prepare to be astounded. (What? Perhaps you were expecting a humdrum weeknight dinner?)

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No-Knead 5-Minute Artisan Bread Recipe

Um, 5 minutes hands-on time for a loaf of bread? Please. That’s nothing. Nothing short of a miracle.

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Best Potato Salad Recipe

Best potato salad ever. That’s what folks are saying about this easy and, dare we say, elegant spud salad.

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Breakfast Burger Recipe

Made with egg, bacon, Cheddar, and a brioche bun, this breakfast burger certainly sounds like breakfast to us!

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Blueberry Pie Recipe

Blueberry pie. The mere mention of it sorta makes you wanna stop everything and sprint to the kitchen, doesn’t it? This pie is soooooooooo worth the interruption to your day.

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Burger Buns Recipe

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmonious sequence? Actually, let’s add buxom and buttery.

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