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+.

A person holding a spoonful of milk mayonnaise above a jar.

Milk Mayonnaise

Maionese de leite in Portuguese, milk mayonnaise–you heard us–is a creamy, eggless emulsion held together by oil, milk (natch), and a lotta love.

A bowl of everything bagel seasoning with some scattered around it.

Everything Bagel Seasoning

A sprinkle here, a pinch there, this stuff is the perfect little extra to jazz up anything savory that you’re cooking. And you already love it.

A loaf of Everything Bagel Bread in a Challenger Bread Pan

No-Knead Everything Bagel Bread

Much less work than making bagels but just as delicious when slathered and schmeared with butter or cream cheese—or any soft cheese, really. And it’s perfect for toasting.

A white plate with three prosciutto-Grana Padano gougeres with a glass of Prosecco in the background.

Prosciutto-Cheese Gougères

Gilded with aged Grana Padano and Prosciutto, these little lovelies are the perfect crunchy, airy, salty little something to set out with cocktails. Then watch them disappear.

A serving dish and bowl both filled with baked pasta with shrimp, feta, and tomatoes, with a fork on the side.

Baked Feta Pasta with Shrimp

That’s right—we made the famous TikTok tomato and feta pasta and adapted it to include shrimp because that’s how we roll. And it’s just as good as everyone says it is.

Spicy bourbon maple syrup being poured over waffles from a white pitcher.

Spicy Bourbon Maple Syrup

Our fearless leader’s very own incredibly adult-friendly, sweet-savory sauce that was tailor-made to drizzle all over chicken and waffles, and honestly, nearly everything else.