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+.

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White Chocolate Brownies Recipe

These white chocolate brownies are a little like blondies with their gooey goodness. And yet they’re every bit as rich as your favorite fudge brownies.

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Roast Pork Loin with Apples and Onions

This roast pork loin with apples and onions and its caramelized sweetness and fall-apart tenderness is your new favorite recipe.

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Choucroute Garnie Recipe

Served in every beer hall in eastern France, choucroute garnie is essentially a gussied up hot dog and sauerkraut. To which we say, oui!

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic Recipe

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a classic for one reason—it’s damn good. Using chicken thighs ensures the meat remains juicy. Using our trick for quickly peeling garlic makes it hassle free.

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Southern Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

“Spectacular.” “Sinful.” “Easy.” “Airy.” “Buttery.” “Lofty.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about these little lovelies.

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Banana Bread Recipe

A superlative version of the classic American quick bread that everyone loves.

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Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

Just like Tollhouse but with the amp turned up. Way up. Basically a more mature version of a household staple. Finally, something you don’t have to share with the kids!

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Hershey's Chocolate Cake

Forever? Completely? Sounds like words used only in conjunction with things that inspire lasting love. Like this cake.

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Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

A swoon-worthy collision of creamy cheesecake and cakey brownie and sweetly tart raspberries that you simply gotta taste to believe.

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Maple Syrup Snow Recipe

Embrace your inner Laura Ingalls Wilder with this quaint, toffee-like candy made by drizzling maple syrup onto fresh snow. Its provenance may be outdated, but its appeal transcends time.

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Oven Fried Drumsticks Recipe

Some things never go out of style. They just take on a somewhat newish look now and again. Witness these kid- and adult-friendly drumsticks rolled in crumbs of any sort. Panko. Potato chips. Wasabi peas. Rice crackers. We could go on.

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Therapeutic Drink to Ward Off Colds Recipe

Forget Robitussin. This fragrant infusion not only makes a run to the pharmacy unnecessary, but it goes down with far, far more ease than that syrupy medicinal stuff.

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Best Brownies Recipe

“Best brownies” is a pretty bold assertion. Yet these chewy fudge brownies from David Lebovitz merit it.

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