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+.

Tomato Cheese Tart With an Herbed Crust

Cherry Tomato Tart

The Attack of the Killer Cherry Tomatoes took place at David’s place last summer. [Spoiler alert!] Here’s how it ended.

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Portuguese Chourico Frittata

Fritada com Chouriço e Batatas

Adivinhe qual era a receita favorita do David aos Domingos à noite, depois do programa “The Ed Sullivan show”? Dica: Esta!

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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. Sorta.

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Pistachio Gelato

Pistachio Gelato

An ethereally creamy, subtly sweet, wickedly pistachio-y gelato that derives its pure flavor from nothing more than the essentials.

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Silver spoon with a mound of Portuguese red pepper paste

Portuguese Red Pepper Paste

Each Portuguese family has its own rendition of this classic, a pantry staple known as massa de pimentão. Here’s how the Leite family makes it.

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A basting brush with chipotle maple barbecue sauce

Chipotle Maple Barbecue Sauce

This indescribably must-have-more-of-this sauce boasts the complex sweetness of maple syrup and the smoky spice of chipotle peppers. Slather it at will.

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Pink Fuzzy Slipper

If I Were a Mother

These Mother’s Day recipes are the kind of dishes any mother would die for, especially if fed to her in bed. Just ask David. On second thought, don’t.

Illustration of a woman in a red apron holding a pot of stew

Devil with a Red Apron on

David recounts the troubles, frustration, and utter exasperation of learning family recipes from his mother, a true demon in the kitchen.

Chive Blossom Vinegar

Chive Blossom Vinegar

Remember your mom telling you “Pretty is as pretty does…”? This lovely elixir knows no distinction–it’s just pretty through and through.

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