David Leite is the publisher of Leite's Culinaria and writer behind The David Blahg. He was the first winner ever of a James Beard Award for a website, a feat repeated the following year.
His first book, "The New Portuguese Table," explored the food of his heritage and won the 2010 IACP First Book/Julia Child Award. David has also been published in various prestigious publications and has been a frequent guest on shows such as “Cooking Today,” as well as Lucinda Scala Quinn’s program, “Mad Hungry Monday.” He’s also been heard on NPR’s “All Thing Considered” and is a corespondent for "The Splendid Table." He’s appeared on History Channel 2’s “United Stuff of America,” Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay,” "The Today Show," and is a regular guest on WTNH-TV.
He won the 2008 James Beard Award for Newspaper Feature Writing Without Recipes. He was also a 2006 winner of the Bert Greene Award for Food Journalism. In 2014, he was nominated for both Best Blog and Best Podcast Series by the IACP. Currently he's at work on his next book, "Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression."