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.

An Indian spiced chicken burger, with chutney and red onions on top and a bowl of chutney on the side.

Indian Spiced Chicken Burgers

Think chicken burgers are boring? These juicy ground chicken burgers, which are filled with spices, tomatoes, onions, and chiles, will prove you wrong.

Two short glasses of blueberry prosecco spritz on coasters with thyme sprigs for garnish.

Blueberry Prosecco Spritz

Want to know what we’re sipping all summer long? It’s this easy cocktail of fresh blueberries, lemon juice, simple syrup, sparkling wine, and soda.

A giant peanut butter cup on a plate, cut into 15 wedges.

Giant Peanut Butter Cup

If you’re a peanut butter cup lover (and really, who isn’t?), then this is the dessert of your dreams. Creamy peanut butter filling is encapsulated by a milk chocolate shell. Enough said.

A white plate topped with crispy smashed potato salad sprinkled with pancetta and chives and topped with a creamy dressing.

Crispy Smashed Potato Salad

Smashed potatoes, crispy pancetta, charred scallions, and a creamy yogurt and mayo dressing get tossed together in this easy side dish that you’ll keep coming back to.

A white plate topped with vermicelli noodles, chicken, and raw vegetables with chopsticks and lime wedges on the side.

Vermicelli Noodle Bowls with Chicken

These healthy rice noodle bowls, made with seared chicken thighs, vermicelli, fresh vegetables, and sweet chili dressing are every bit as good as Vietnamese takeaway, and ready just as quick as you can get delivery.