David Leite

Global Perspectives Guest Speaker

David Leite is a food writer, blog publisher, and author of The New Portuguese Table: Exciting Flavors from Europe’s Western Coast, which explores the food of his heritage and won the 2010 IACP First Book/Julia Child Award. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, and Food & Wine, among others.  He has received three James Beard Awards for his writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria, the website he founded. 

David is a correspondent for public radio’s “The Splendid Table,” and has been a frequent guest and host on several Martha Stewart Living Radio programs. He’s also appeared on History Channel 2′s United Stuff of America, Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay, and The Today Show.

“The Azores and Madeira are islands rich in tradition, culture, and culinary diversity—and in many ways so very different from mainland Portugal. I'm delighted to be sharing my Azorean heritage with my fellow explorers.”

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