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 on Google+.

Three savory ham and Cheddar biscuits in a bowl lined with a white tea towel.

Ham and Cheddar Biscuits

Cheesy, biscuity deliciousness created by our very own David, these defy a few proper biscuit-making laws of the South yet still retain all that irresistible charm.

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David is enjoying some down-home hygge wearing his favorite t-shirt while snuggled on the couch with a stuffed animal.

Let’s Hygge Together!

David explains the Scandinavian concept of hygge, minus the Danish models and perfectly designed homes, and gets real. Really real.

A jar of homemade dish soap in a bowl with a spoon resting inside it.

Homemade Dish Soap

This natural alternative to overpriced, chemical-laden liquid dish soap is inexpensive, effective, and gentle on hands. Doesn’t get much more practical than that.

Papa Leite

The Garden of Him

David ‘s dad, Papa Leite, died this weekend. To honor him, we’re rerunning this essay in which David explains why, after 40 years, he’s finally decided to follow in his father’s muddy footsteps.

A blood orange pound cake on a wire rack with glaze and sugar syrup, three slices cut

Blood Orange Pound Cake

Buttery, rich pound cake is ribboned with a marmalade layer, steeped in blood orange syrup, and finished off with a tartly sweet orange glaze. Sigh.

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