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 19, 2018
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Spicy Bread Starter Veloute
(Jewish Mediterranean/Algerian)
Piquant Algerian Jewish soup made from bread starter (sponge or poolish)
posted: 03/31/2015

Spinach and Cornmeal Soup
(Italy/Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
Pulped soup of spinach and cornmeal
posted: 08/01/2014

Swiss Chard Stalk Soup
Soup of Swiss chard stalks in chicken broth
posted: 01/02/2007

A renowned soup in the Arab world made of chicken, chickpeas, bread, and spices
posted: 03/01/2011

Tortellini in Brodo with Lamb, White Beans, and Asparagus
Tortellini and lamb with white beans and asparagus in chicken and beef broth
posted: 01/02/2007

Tubetti and Creamy Shrimp Soup
Soup of Marsala-flavored creamy shrimp broth with tubetti
posted: 01/02/2007

Zuppa Pavese
Zuppa Pavese
Rich clear veal broth with coddled egg
posted: 05/30/2011

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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;

"Grill Italian hooks the cook in the introduction. Who would not want to light the grill after reading the author's description of an alfresco dinner in Sicily ? The recipes are generally on the simple side, relying on the fresh ingredients and herbs for flavor rather than on heavy marinades and bastings. I love the frequent trick of alternating items on skewers with cubes of oil-soaked bread or that of sprinkling on bread crumbs to add texture ? Sausages, onions and oranges skewered together offer a delightful change of pace."
- Florence Fabricant, New York Times

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