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 19, 2015
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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 and innovative 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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Spicy Bread Starter Veloute
Hasu
(Soups)
Piquant Algerian Jewish soup made from bread starter (sponge or poolish)
posted: 03/31/2015

Boiled Croatian Cheese Strudel
Zagorski Štrukli
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
Cheese-stuffed boiled puff pastry
posted: 03/02/2015

Greens Beans with Pomegranate Molasses
Lubya bi'l-Rumman
(Vegetables)
Green beans stewed in tomatoes, spices, garlic-cilantro pesto and pomegranate molasses
posted: 01/03/2015

Potato and Spinach Frittata
Tortilla de Patatas e Espinaca
(Eggs)
Thick Spanish-style omelet or frittata with potato and spinach
posted: 11/01/2014

Turkish Summer Vegetable Stew
Guvec Yaz
(Stews)
Vegetable stew of zucchini, peppers, peas, spinach, potatoes, cucumbers, and onions
posted: 09/30/2014

 


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Clifford Wright has done it again! Not only does Little Foods of the Mediterranean provide hundreds of mouth-watering recipes, it also offers a lively history of their origins. Wright shares with us the centuries-old philosophy of eating that underlies these marvelous little foods, seasoning his text with spicy etymologies along with copious doses of Aleppo pepper and harisa.
- Darra Goldstein, Editor, Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture


[Mediterranean Feast] The Saveur 100.  Voted Most Delicious History Book You Can Cook From.  “Food-in-context has never been more thoroughly (and more cookably) presented."
- Saveur magazine

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