Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
March 27, 2017
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Chicken Arrabbiata
(Italy)
Grilled flattened chicken thighs with a bbq sauce of tomato paste and cayenne pepper
posted: 12/14/2006

Grilled Chicken
Pollo alla Griglia
(Italy/Tuscany)
Tuscan-style grilled chicken
posted: 12/14/2006

Grilled Chicken Marinated in Onions and Garlic
Pollo Marinato alla Griglia
(Italy/Tuscany)
Tuscan-style grilled chicken marinated with onion, garlic, and parsley
posted: 12/14/2006

Grilled Chicken Oregano
Pollo Oreganato
(Italy/Sicily)
Sicilian-style grilled chicken legs marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, and oregano
posted: 12/14/2006

Grilled Free-range Chicken Breasts
Petti di Pollo sulla Graticola
(Italy/Tuscany)
Tuscan-style grilled olive oil-doused free-range chicken breasts
posted: 12/14/2006

Grilled Quail
Quaglie Arrosto
(Italy/Veneto)
Grilled sage-stuffed quail wrapped in pancetta
posted: 12/14/2006

Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Petti di Pollo Ripieno alla Griglia
(Italy/Campania)
Grilled scaloppine of chicken breast roll-ups stuffed with bread crumbs, mortadella, parsley, and garlic and wrapped in pancetta
posted: 12/14/2006

Grilled Turkey Steaks with Pomegranate Sauce
Tacchina Arrostita alla Melagrana
(Italy/Veneto)
Caul fat-wrapped grilled turkey breast steaks with pomegranate sauce
posted: 12/14/2006

Spit-roasted Cornish Hens
Gallina allo Spiedo
(Italy/Lombardy)
Spit-roasted Cornish game hens with rosemary and pancetta
posted: 12/14/2006

Spit-roasted Cornish Hens with Juniper and Bay
"Toresani" allo Spiedo
(Italy/Veneto)
Spit-roasted Cornish game hens brushed with olive oil, juniper berries, and bay leaf
posted: 12/14/2006



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Just like what’s happening with barbecue and grilling books (and Italian cookbooks), publishers feel obliged to regularly come out with books covering the same subject over and over again. This is because it is difficult to keep books in print, and older books (with a few exceptions, like The Joy of Cooking) are simply not as marketable as newer books. That said, Wright’s collection of hot and spicy recipes from around the world [Some Like it Hot] is much like the dozens that have come before it. It is comprehensive and the recipes look like they are authentic and complete, with a lot of anecdotal information to delight the reader. ...  Anyone who can write a chapter title like “Hot Chicks, Wicked Ducks, and Killer Rabbits” gets a pat on the back from me! 
- Dave DeWitt, author of The Chile Pepper Encyclopedia; Fiery-Foods.com


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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