Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
October 17, 2017
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Algerian Potato Purée with Cheese
Batatis Mirhya
(Algeria)
Potato puree with Gruyere cheese
posted: 03/17/2008

Artichoke with Salmoriglio Sauce
Carciofi con Salmoriglio
(Italy/Sicily)
Boiled whole artichoke with salmoriglio dressing (olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, oregano)
posted: 01/03/2007

Asparagus and Portobello Mushrooms
(Italy)
Asparagus with portobello mushrooms in wine with ricotta salata
posted: 01/03/2007

Asparagus with Olive Oil and Lemon Juice
(Italy)
Asparagus with extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and lemon juice
posted: 01/03/2007

Asparagus with Pistachios
(Italy)
Asparagus with pistachios and anchovies in olive oil
posted: 01/03/2007

Asparagus with Red Chile Flakes
(Italy)
Asparagus with parsley and chile
posted: 01/03/2007

Asparagus with Tuna and Caper Foam
Asparagi alla Cupido
(Italy)
Steamed asparagus with a foamy blended sauce of tuna and capers
posted: 04/21/2009

Baked Stuffed Zucchini
Zucchine Ripieni
(Italy/Sicily)
Zucchini stuffed with currants, pine nuts, and pecorino baked with mozzarella
posted: 01/04/2007

Bamya bi'l-Zayt
Okra with Olive oil
(Arab Levant/Syria)
Okra cooked in olive oil with onion, whole garlic and pomegranate molasses
posted: 12/01/2012

Batter-fried Broccoli
(Italy)
broccoli dipped in batter and deep-fried
posted: 01/02/2007




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Cucina Paradiso is a cookbook, not some dry, dull gastronomic text.  The recipes are seductively written, and powerfully appealing.  And Wright’s refreshing lack of arrogance...is a rarity among food writers today.
- Robin Mather, The Detroit News


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

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