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+.

Individual Asian sticky ribs on a baking sheet topped with sliced chile, scallions, and sesame seeds

Asian Sticky Ribs

No need to hover over a grill for these sweet and spicy pork ribs. Marinate them overnight, toss them in the oven and you’re done.

Two halves of a toasted asparagus and cheese sandwich stacked on top of each other on a sheet of parchment with a bowl of Romesco sauce on the side.

Asparagus and Cheese Sandwich

One bite of this grown-up grilled cheese sandwich and you’ll wonder why you haven’t always stuffed veggies into your grilled cheese.

Two bowls filled with creamy asparagus pasta with a pot of pasta on the side

Creamy Asparagus Pasta

This easy bowl of fresh pasta and asparagus in creamy garlic sauce is on the table in less than 30 minutes. Sounds like a weeknight winner to us.

A colorful serving platter filled with coleslaw with cilantro with wooden serving utensils on the side.

Creamy Coleslaw with Cilantro

Skip the store-bought slaw. This easy-peasy creamy coleslaw that combines crunchy cabbage, onion, carrot, and cilantro with a creamy citrus dressing comes together in just 20 minutes.

A white bowl filled with warm marinated lentil salad with feta cheese slabs on top.

Marinated Lentil Salad

Love lentils? Us, too. Even if you don’t, give this recipe a whirl. The combination of lentils with a spiced nut vinaigrette, fresh basil, and slabs of feta cheese may change your mind.