About 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+.

Five apple cinnamon muffins with one split open

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

These pack a wallop of apple flavor due to apple bits sautéed in butter and brown sugar. Breakfast will become your favorite meal.

A wooden spoon full of pasta noricina

Pasta alla Norcina

Bowls of creamy pasta laden with homemade sausage and sautéed mushrooms that will have everyone applauding. (Get used to the attention.)

Three plates, each with an easy cinnamon knot on it

Easy Cinnamon Knots

Soft buttery pastry, sweet cinnamon-y filling, and a burst of dried fruit. Now, THESE are the kind of knots we all need.

A black sesame and lime cake covered with sugar glaze, lime zest, and black sesame seeds on top

Black Sesame and Lime Cake

This cake from Great British Bake-Off contestant Chetna Makan offers a bright and citrusy punch, thanks to lime and orange zest. Black sesame seeds offer a pleasant crunch.