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 25, 2018
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Basic Beignet Dough for Baking
Pâte à Choux
(France)
Beignet dough for baking
posted: 10/01/2007

Basic French-Style Beignet Batter for Frying
Pâte à Beignets
(France)
Beignet batter for deep-frying
posted: 10/01/2007

Basic Italian-Style Beignet Batter for Frying
Pastella per Bignè
(Italy)
Beignet batter for frying in the Italian way
posted: 10/01/2007

Basic Puff-Pastry Short Dough for Empanadas
(Spain)
Short dough by Penelope Casas
posted: 10/01/2007

Basic Short Dough
(International)
Dough for pies, empanadas, and such
posted: 10/01/2007

Crêpes
Crespelle
(International/General)
Classic recipe for French crêpes
posted: 03/04/2018

Homemade Bread
Pane Casareccia
(Italy)
Full instructions on how to make an Italian country bread loaf
posted: 01/07/2007

Pizza Dough
(Italy)
pizza dough
posted: 03/13/2018



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This well-researched book [Mediterranean Vegetables] on vegetables is full of wonderful recipes from the cuisines of the world and is a great reference work.
- Jacques Pépin, host of Jacques Pépin’s Kitchen: Encore with Claudine and co-author of Julia and Jacques Co


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

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