Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
May 26, 2019
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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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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


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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