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+.

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.)

Stack of Cookbooks

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.

A red dish filled with a layered ham, cheese, and potato casserole on a red-and-white striped towel

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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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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