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 27, 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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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


If there is a cookbook of the year, this [Mediterranean Feast] is it.  A remarkably ambitious work....The subject is vast, the scope of time daunting, but Wright comes across as a cheerful, dedicated scholar who was sorry when he had to stop.  Recipes are written to be accessible to contemporary cooks.
- William Rice, Chicago Tribune

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