Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
September 20, 2021
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Baby Meatballs in Spinach and Pine Nut Sauce
(Arab Levant)
Small lamb and beef meatballs cooked in a sauce of spinach and pine nuts with chicken broth
posted: 12/12/2006

Beef and Sausage Meatballs in Sauce from Roussillon
Boules de Picolat
(France/Roussillon)
Beef and sausage meatballs seasoned with cinnamon, tarragon, and cayenne in a rich sauce of ham, olives, and veal broth
posted: 12/01/2008

Beef Roll-ups in Tomato Sauce
Braciole al Ragù
(Italy/Campania)
Beef roll-ups stuffed with bread, salami, parsley and braised in a tomato ragout
posted: 05/14/2009

Beefsteak with Mushrooms and Mint
(Italy)
Sirloin steak cooked with mushrooms and mint in a bone marrow-enriched tomato sauce
posted: 12/12/2006

Flank Steak with Walnut Pesto
(Italy/Liguria)
Flank steak cooked in a skillet with a pesto of basil, walnut, and pecorino
posted: 12/12/2006

Fried Meatballs
Polpette Fritti
(Italy)
Beef, pork, and parmigiano meatballs deep-fried and with parsley
posted: 12/11/2006

Meatballs
Polpette alla Modo Mio
(Italy/Campania)
Italian-style meatballs for spaghetti
posted: 04/28/2009

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
Polpette in Salsa di Pomodoro
(Italy/Campania)
Beef and pork meatballs in a wine tomato sauce
posted: 12/11/2006

Meatballs Stuffed with Almonds, Mozzarella, and Mint
(Italy)
Meatballs of beef, almonds, mint, and parmigiano cheese stuffed with pieces of mozzarella cheese and deep-fried
posted: 12/11/2006

Meatloaf Stuffed with Whole Eggs
(Italy)
Casserole-baked meatloaf flavored with ricotta and pistachios encasing whole eggs
posted: 12/12/2006



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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


The directions [in Cucina Rapida] are clear and simple and the results are delicious.  In testing some of the recipes from Cucina Rapida I found that Wright lived up to his promises.  The garlic and parsley shrimp was incredibly easy, took less than 30 minutes and provided one of the best meals my family has enjoyed in some time.
- Ann Wesley, Bloomington Herald-Times

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