David Leite

I’m a three-time James Beard Award-winning food writer, cookbook author, memoirist, podcast host, and publisher. I enjoy sharing recipes and stories of all kinds, including those of my Portuguese heritage. Let’s eat! Comamos!

The One

Love Food: Pork and Pie

Love food is food you cook for the one you love. Not just lobster and Champagne. The day-to-day stuff, too. As David finds, after 17 years with The One, they’ve still got it.

My Mystery Date With The One

On their 24th anniversary, David recounts his nearly disastrous mystery date with The One, and how their life together almost didn’t happen.

Grandma’s Silver Spoon

Despite something of a Dickensian upbringing, The One recalls his happiest moments with his hero and her favorite utensil.

Most Recent Posts From The David Blahg

‘Tis the Season to Feel Guilty

Every holiday season, do you think THIS year will be the best ever only to be wracked with guilt because you've fallen short? David's got your back.

They’re Alive!

David finds he may have a green thumb after all as he looks upon the chlorophyl duking it out in his garden in Darwinian style.

How To Grill Salmon

In this video, Jamie Purviance teaches David that grilling salmon isn't that hard. It just takes high heat and some patience.

How to Make Hummingbird Nectar

David becomes sugar daddy to the local hummingbirds by keeping his feeders topped off with a simple syrup of very kind-hearted proportions.

Saying Goodbye to Devil Cat

The story of a neighborhood-terrorizing cat and how love and care can change even the most devilishly difficult of hearts.

Remembering Windows on the World

Windows on the World was one of New York City's finest restaurants. David, a former waiter, remembers a special moment: a private sunrise breakfast from the 107th floor.

Whole Hog Barbecue with Ricky Parker

David travels south to apprentice to whole-hog barbecue pit master Ricky Parker and learns more than he ever imagined possible about the great pig.

Lasagne Bolognese

Think you know lasagne? As Giuliano Hazan explains, what you know may be sadly mistaken. His recipe will fix that.

5 hrs

Potato Bacon Pizza

David Leite embraces his membership in the potato-loving freak camp and regales us with his latest obsession: potato bacon pizza.

1 hr 50 mins

I Finally Tried Pimento Cheese: It’s Great!

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.

The Goose of Christmas Past

It took David a decade after a disastrous experience with roast goose to muster the courage to master proper fowl cookery. And boy, did he ever...