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+.

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14 Easter Desserts

Easter desserts for your holiday dinner, including coconut lemon cake, pound cake, lemon meringue pie, cheesecake, and more. Step aside, chocolate bunny.

Passover Recipes 2019

15 Passover Recipes

Our best Passover recipes, including traditional as well as unconventional additions to your weeknight or your Seder table.

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17 Easter Recipes

Our best recipes for classic as well as unexpected Easter sides, desserts, and, yes, ham. Easter simply isn’t complete without setting some of these on your table.

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How to Buy a Ham

Everything you need to know to decipher all the confusing terms you’re confronted with when selecting a holiday ham at the store.

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Corned Beef Hash

David comes to understand that for some, corned beef hash is about far more than mere sustenance or ridding the fridge of leftovers. Far, far more.

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David Leite and The One in their kitchen wishing you Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Menu 2019

David and The One outline their Valentine’s Day menu and offer other suggestions for a perfectly romantic meal. (Arguments included.)

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Eat Your Books

Eat Your Books lets you do an online search for recipes in cookbooks as well as websites and blogs. Sorta like a GPS for all the recipes you could ever possibly hope to try.

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Ham, Cheese, and Potato Casserole

Our latest definition of decadent comfort food. A David Leite original, this recipe melds layers of ham, potatoes, shallots, and gooey cheese in a rich cream sauce.

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Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese

You can practice proper Southern gentility, no matter where you’re from, simply by whipping up a batch of this classic crowd-pleasing party must, pimento cheese. Then prepare to be your most gracious self as you kindly accept accolades..

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Roast Turkey in the Oven

How to Cook a Turkey

A useful reference to understanding how to roast turkey—from giblets to stuffing to oven care. An indispensable guide for Thanksgiving.