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+.

Pressure Cooker Ribs Recipe

We confess, we’d never imagined you could turn ribs fall-off-the-bone tender in 30 minutes. Until this recipe made believers out of us.

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Seven Layer Dip Recipe

Seriously the best seven layer dip we’ve ever had. Swear. And it comes together in minutes without any heat. Summer supper, anyone?

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My Beans are Gay

David ends up with a bushel of outrageously, flamboyantly purple bush beans from his garden but doesn’t have a clue as to what to do.

Lettuce Soup Recipe

Never has an overabundance of garden lettuces and herbs been so easily remedied—or made so memorable—as this soup.

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Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken Recipe

Pickle-brined fried chicken?! Oh yes we did! And folks are calling it fried chicken perfection.

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Flounder Recipe with Lemon Butter Sauce

Easy, elegant, and exceptionally buttery. Pretty impressive for something that you toss together in less than 15 minutes, wouldn’t you agree?

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Smoked Cheddar Cheese Recipe

Remember those wee rounds of shrink-wrapped smoked Cheddar from holidays past? This will banish the memory forever.

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Fried Egg Sandwich Recipe

Bread. Cheese. Egg. Hot sauce. Five bucks says you’ve got the makings for this easy and oozy sandwich waiting in your kitchen.

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Vegan Baklava Recipe

Okay. We have a confession. This baklava is not the classic Greek ideal. Not at all. But that doesn’t seem to be stopping it from disappearing.

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Cajeta Recipe

Cajeta. It’s how you say “obscenely indulgent, ridiculously easy, and gosh darn good caramel” when you’re south of the border.

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David Hosts The Splendid Table

Your favorite food radio show, The Splendid Table, just got even more splendid with (guess who?!) as guest host.

Glazed Doughnuts Recipe

Mmmmm…doughnuts. Ethereally fluffy, wonderfully drippy, homemade glazed doughnuts. What are you waiting for? Go make some.

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S’mores Brownies Recipe

Campfire cooking’s got nothing on this savvy, sassy, retro dessert that comes together in the comfort of your kitchen.

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Green Soup Recipe

A quick, easy, entirely lovely way to inject some broccoli, peas, spinach, and other greens into your weekday routine. And don’t worry. It doesn’t taste as hippy-health-food-from-the-70s as it looks.

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