Stir Crazy: What does David Leite eat?

On this week’s Stir Crazy radio program today at noon, host Patty Gay will talk to David Leite, cookbook author, NPR radio personality, and founder of the James Beard award-winning website, Leite’s Culinaria.

Leite (his name appropriately rhymes with “eat”) will discuss how to make home-smoked bacon, his favorite restaurants in Connecticut, and his upcoming memoir, Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression.

Shelton-HanRadioLogoJoining Gay and Leite will be Laurie Campbell, Stir Crazy’s resident “experimental home cook,” to discuss the home-style recipes from Leite’s cookbook, The New Portuguese Table.

Also joining in on the chat will be Jeff Schlesinger of, who will discuss where to get the best burger in Fairfield County and the secret behind his recipe for short ribs.

Stir Crazy is a production of HAN Radio and can be heard every Thursday, from noon-1 p.m., on all Hersam Acorn websites (including and Follow the show on Twitter @StirCrazyCT.