Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
October 17, 2017
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Mangia Bene

Grain Trade in the Mediterranean
    The greatest factor in the fluctuation of grain prices in the Middle Ages was the distance between the fields where the grain was grown and the ports from which it was shipped...

 

A History of Rice in the Mediterranean
One of the unintentional end products of the clearing of the Lombardy plains for the establishment of rice fields in the fifteenth century was risotto...

 

Mediterranean Riziculture and the Origin of Risotto?
    One of the unintentional end products of the clearing of the Lombardy plains for the establishment of rice fields in the fifteenth century was risotto...

 

History of Couscous
Couscous is a staple food in the Maghrib that requires very little in the way of utensils for its preparation...

 

What is Couscous and How Does One Prepare It?
Couscous is one of the staple foods of the Maghrib (western North Africa)...

 

Paella and La Cocina Valenciana
Cocina levantina, the cuisine of Valencia, is truly a cuisine of rice, and its most famous preparation is la paella...

 

Freekeh - Farik - Green Wheat
Farīk (ﻔﺭﻴﻚ), the classical Arabic spelling, but known in colloquial Arabic from Syria to Algeria as fireek, freekeh, freeky, or freek is an immature hard wheat (durum wheat or semolina, Triticum turgidum var...

 

Origin of "Macaroni and Cheese"
Since the Kraft Company put it in a box in 1937 every American kid grew up with macaroni and cheese...

 

Mercantilism, Food, and Grain in Turkish Cities
A vast network of trading routes converged on Mediterranean cities, themselves subject to the physical limitations of their geography and matrix of communications...

 

Origins of Buckwheat
The origins of buckwheat (Fagopyrum sagittatum syn...

 

What is Farro?
Farro, an ancient wheat grain, has become quite popular these days among ingredient-driven chefs and cooks...

 

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