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+.

Our 20 Most Popular Recipes of 2018

Leite’s Culinaria’s editors and home recipe testers curated, tested, retested, and posted 663 recipes this year. (That’s a lot of dishes to wash, kids!) And while we’re pretty enthralled with each of them, we’re curious which were your 20 most popular recipes of 2018. We wanted to know which ones you simply couldn’t stop eating. […]

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.

An apple pie with Cheddar crust in a red pie pan on a cooking rack

Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust

Surprise family and friends with the savory jolt of a smattering of extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, baked straight into the crust, in contrast to the sweet apple pie filling.

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Shrimp Risotto

Shrimp Risotto

Super-size-me shrimp stud this creamylicious risotto which takes its astoundingly complex taste from simple shrimp shells.

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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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