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+.

A comic book cover with Jesus pointing at the reader and fisherman in the background. title: The Jesus Rule

The Jesus Rule

David explains how when his grandmother, Vovo Costa, dropped food on the floor, she invoked The Jesus Rule by calling upon her savior to save her food.

A piece of bread on a wooden cutting board for the writing 'a friend in knead'.

A Friend in Knead

David divulges how he learned to bake bread late in life—and how he promptly became quite, quite obsessed.

Crockery filled with bacalhau a Gomes de Sa--layers of salt cod, potato, and, onions; on top, sliced olives, quartered boiled eggs, parsley on wood

Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá

Marcel Proust had his madeleine. David Leite has his Portuguese salt cod, potato, and egg casserole.

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Because I Can: Homemade Ketchup

David tells the tale of how he came to make homemade ketchup…and, in so doing, how he also learned not to let anyone tell him he can’t do something.

A small white bowl filled with homemade ketchup.

Homemade Ketchup

Our recipe for fabulous ketchup made at home. Oh yes, you can. And it’ll have a flavor unlike anything you can find at the store.

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A corn dog with a halo on a heavenly sky

Savior on a Stick

The ubiquitous county fair food, corn dogs, played a critical—some may say divine—role in keeping David alive during a sojourn in Dallas.

Five corn dogs with sticks on a plate

Corn Dogs

This year, the state fair comes to you. Corn dog goodness in just 25 minutes. And with nary any effort. Seriously. Here’s proof.

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