Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
June 28, 2017
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Gibanica
Gibanica
(Balkans)
Cheesy phyllo pie
posted: 07/02/2012

Leek Tart
Tarte de Poireaux
(France/Provence)
Tart of sauteed leeks and cream
posted: 01/04/2016

Onion Pie
Torta di Cipolle
(Italy/Liguria)
Onion pie with creme fraiche from Liguria
posted: 06/05/2013

Pilaf in Pastry
Yufkali Pilavi
(Turkey)
Rice pilaf with carrots, peas, dill, currants, and spices wrapped in tin yufka or phyllo pastry
posted: 01/11/2007

Prassopitta- Leek Pie
Prassopitta
(Greece)
Leek pie in phyllo pastry
posted: 01/01/2013

Quiche of Bacon, Gruyère Cheese, and Pine Nuts
Quiche aux Pignons
(France/Provence)
Quiche of bacon,Gruyère cheese, and pine nuts in puff pastry
posted: 09/03/2013

Spanakopita - Spinach Pie
Spanakopita
(Greece)
Spinach and cheese phyllo pastry pie
posted: 01/10/2007

Tyropitakia - Cheese Pie
Tyropitakia
(Greece)
Cheese pie made with phyllo pastry
posted: 01/03/2008



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Wright’s enthusiastic investigation of Mediterranean cuisines is a fine feast for readers interested in culture, history, and most of all, food.
- John Alden, Smithsonian Magazine


Cucina Paradiso is a wonderfully insightful and refreshingly personal exploration of one of the world’s most exciting cuisines--full of rich, colorful, and highly seasoned dishes unlike any other Italian food you know.  The book is also full of fascinating history.  Food is the prism through which Clifford Wright views Sicily and Sicilian culture.
- Paula Wolfert, author of Paula Wolfert’s World of Food, Mediterranean Cooking, The Cooking of South-West France, an

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