Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
April 24, 2014
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Welcome to your source for the authentic and traditional foods of Italy and the Mediterranean in their cultural and historical context illustrated with hundreds of heirloom Italian and Mediterranean recipes fully-tested in the kitchen of James Beard award winning cookbook author Clifford A. Wright.

This is the site for people for whom food is glorious and not fearsome, for people who watch their happiness before they watch their weight, for people who believe that behind every swallow is an insight into who they are. Here is your entry into the world of the most popular cuisines in the world, the world of all the culinary regions of Italy and the Mediterranean. You will find the culinary cultures of Italy and all the countries of the Mediterranean offered with the same depth and balance of recipes and their histories as you would in a flavorful bouillabaisse.

Cuisine does not spring from nowhere and it does not spring from restaurants. Cuisine is a cultural phenomenon that evolves from real people in kitchens cooking to provide food for their families guided by culture, history, agricultural, and need and wants. Here you will find REAL food. I hope you enjoy the recipes and culinary history posted here.


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[photo of Clifford A. Wright: Michelle van Vliet]


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Cauliflower with Cilantro
Qarnabit bi'l-Kuzbara
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
Fried cauliflower florets in olive oil with fresh cilantro and lemon juice
posted: 04/01/2014

Macaroni of the Light Infantry
Maccheroni alla Bersagliera
(Pasta-Baked)
Baked macaroni with peas, ham, and fontina Vald'Aosta cheese
posted: 03/01/2014

Stuffed Zucchini
Etli Kabak Dolmasi
(Vegetables)
Zucchini stuffed with rice, ground lamb, and dill garnished with garlic yogurt
posted: 01/02/2014

Revoltijo de Espárragos
Asparagus Medley
(Vegetables)
Asparagus with a sauce of bread, wine, saffron and cumin
posted: 12/02/2013

Broccoli with Mezithra Cheese
Brokoli me Mezithra
(Vegetables)
Broccoli with brown butter and mezithra cheese
posted: 11/04/2013

 


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Clifford Wright is a versatile fellow. He won the James Beard Foundation’s top cookbook award a couple of years ago for his historical opus, “A Mediterranean Feast.” But he also wrote one of my favorite quick cookbooks, “Cucina Rapida.”  In his newest book [Real Stew], Wright calls upon his scholarly credentials and his practical side to produce a collection of classic stews from around the world. The introductory notes for each of the 300 stews reflect Wright’s knowledge of history and world cuisines. But the recipes themselves — from Nantucket Scallop Stew to French Cassoulet to Kenyan Chicken and Coconut Stew — are straightforward and appealing.
- Margaret King, San Diego Union-Tribune


Real Stew is an extraordinary cookbook!  Clifford Wright has brought 300 classic one-pot meals from all around the world home to our kitchens.  His stews are hearty and delicious– my whole family loves them, and your will too.
- Mark Strausman, chef/owner of Campagna restaurant and author of The Campagna Table

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