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+.

Celery Root Gratin

Celery Root Gratin

You sure you don’t like celery root? We think you’ll change your mind when it’s layered with potatoes, drenched in bacon-infused heavy cream, and smothered with cheese and bread crumbs.

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Cheddar Crust Apple Pie Recipe

Cheddar Crust Apple Pie

Each bite of this apple pie brings you a sweetly savory jolt thanks to a smattering of extra-sharp Cheddar cheese baked into the crust.

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Homemade Nutella Recipe

Homemade Nutella

No longer are you safe from temptation just because you summoned enough fortitude to skip the Nutella aisle at the store. Not safe at all.

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Sour Cream Mocha Cake Recipe

Sour Cream Mocha Cake

With its deep dark chocolate smack and intense espresso buzz, this mocha cake creation ought to have a minimum age requirement.

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Alan on Martha's Vineyard

My Mystery Date With The One

On their 24th anniversary, David recounts his nearly disastrous mystery date with The One, and how their life together almost didn’t happen.

Steamer Clam Chowder Recipe

Steamer Clam Chowder

Quite possibly the definitive clam chowder, made simple yet spectacular with clams, salt pork, potatoes, and oodles of cream. A bold claim, we realize, yet we stand behind it.

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Stunning enough for special occasions. Easy enough for weekday breakfasts. Marvelous enough to make you want it every damn day.

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Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Spaghetti Carbonara

This spaghetti carbonara recipe tosses pasta with eggs, cheese, guanciale, pancetta or bacon, and pepper to form a creamy sauce. Quick and easy.

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Barcelona Restaurants

For his 50th (gulp!) birthday, David visited some of the best Barcelona restaurants, including Comerç 24, Fishhh!, Taktika Berri, Els Pescadors, Restaurant Moo, and Fragata.