Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
February 23, 2018
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Patatas Brava
Patatas Brava
(Spain/Catalonia)
A tapa of potatoes stuffed with allioli and spiced tomato sauce
posted: 01/03/2011

Provencal Celeriac Remoulade
Remoulade de Celeri-rave
(France/Provence)
Slaw of celery root with herbs
posted: 04/17/2009

Pumpkin Purée with Sesame Seed Paste
Qara bi'l-Tahina
(Arab Levant)
The pumpkin version of hummus
posted: 10/22/2007

Red Bells Peppers Preserved in Olive Oil
Filfil Akhdar Musabbar bi'l-Zayt
(Algeria)
Roasted red bell peppers with olive oil and vinegar
posted: 09/01/2007

Ricotta and Hazelnut Fritters
(Italy)
fritters of mashed potatoes or flour with ricotta and hazelnut
posted: 12/11/2006

Ricotta Fritters
Frittelle di Ricotta
(Italy/Emilia-Romagna)
Deep-fried ricotta cheese fritters
posted: 01/10/2007

Ricotta Salata and Black Olives
(Italy)
A simple antipasto of ricotta salata and black olives drizzled with olive oil
posted: 12/11/2006

Roasted Green and Red Bell Peppers with Toscano Salami
(Italy)
Seasoned roasted bell peppers as a room temperature antipasto
posted: 12/11/2006

Roasted Red and Yellow Bell Peppers with Shaved Celery Heart
(Italy)
Grilled red and yellow bell peppers for a summer grill
posted: 12/11/2006

Roasted Red Bell Pepper with Mozzarella and Prosciutto
(Italy)
Quick antipasto for the summertime of roasted red bell pepper wrapped with fresh mozzarella and prosciutto
posted: 12/11/2006



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Cucina Paradiso is a cookbook, not some dry, dull gastronomic text.  The recipes are seductively written, and powerfully appealing.  And Wright’s refreshing lack of arrogance...is a rarity among food writers today.
- Robin Mather, The Detroit News


Wright’s enthusiastic investigation of Mediterranean cuisines is a fine feast for readers interested in culture, history, and most of all, food.
- John Alden, Smithsonian Magazine

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