Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
July 2, 2020
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Cheesy Potato and Tomato Soup
(France)
Potato, tomato, and pepper in a fontina cheese soup flavored with watercress, sage, and saffron
posted: 01/02/2007

Chicken Heart , Rice, and Pasta Soup
(Italy)
Soup of chicken hearts, rice, and pasta
posted: 01/02/2007

Chickpea Soup with Cumin
Hummus bi'l-Kammun
(Algeria)
Chickpea soup with harisa and cumin
posted: 01/08/2007

Cold Milk and Lettuce Soup
(Italy)
Summertime lettuce and milk soup
posted: 01/02/2007

Corsican Country Soup
Minestra (Soupe Paysanne)
(France/Corsica)
Rustic soup of beans, potatoes, cabbage, Swiss chard, and bread
posted: 01/10/2007

Easy Lentil Minestrone
(Italy)
Red lentils with tubettini in broth
posted: 01/02/2007

Fasting Soup
Potaje de Vigilia
(Spain/Andalusia)
Chickpea, potato, spinach soup with saffron, pine nuts, and sherry vinegar-soaked bread
posted: 01/02/2012

Gazpacho
Gazpacho
(Spain/Andalusia)
Cold soup of pureed tomato, cucumber, bell pepper with garnishes
posted: 01/11/2007

Green Wheat, Chickpea, and Marrow Soup
Shurbat Farik bi'l-Mukh
(Tunisia)
Soup of roasted immature hard wheat and bone marrow with chickpeas and spices
posted: 11/06/2007

Heavenly Broth
Caldo del Cielo
(Spain/Valencia)
Potato, salt cod, and egg soup
posted: 07/01/2009



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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


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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