Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
August 16, 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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My favorite [of the cookbooks reviewed] is Cucina Rapida, a delicious discovery for lovers of Italian food.  Most of the recipes can be done in 30 minutes or less, and the flavors are forthright.  I’ve cooked a lot from this book since it came out in early summer and have yet to be disappointed.  The recipe for Linguine with Shrimp, Spinach, and Lemon is bright-tasting, a memorable supper that I will make again for my family or for casual entertaining.
- Felicia Gressette, Akron Beacon Journal


Cucina Paradiso is a wonderfully insightful and refreshingly personal exploration of one of the world’s most exciting cuisines--full of rich, colorful, and highly seasoned dishes unlike any other Italian food you know.  The book is also full of fascinating history.  Food is the prism through which Clifford Wright views Sicily and Sicilian culture.
- Paula Wolfert, author of Paula Wolfert’s World of Food, Mediterranean Cooking, The Cooking of South-West France, an

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