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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Bruschetta
(Italy)
Grilled country bread brushed with olive oil
posted: 12/12/2006

Croque-monsieur, Italian-Style
Crocchetta
(Italy)
Fried egg-dipped sandwiches stuffed with cheese and prosciutto
posted: 12/13/2006

Crostini of Caciocavallo Cheese and Anchovy
(Italy)
Griddled little sandwich of caciocavallo cheese and anchovies
posted: 12/12/2006

Crostini of Fontina Val d'Aosta Cheese
(Italy)
Toast points with fontina cheese
posted: 12/12/2006

Crostini of Pancetta and Provolone
(Italy)
Toast points with pancetta and provolone
posted: 12/12/2006

Crostini of Whole Wheat, Griddled Ham and Gorgonzola
(Italy)
Griddled little whole wheat sandwich with ham and gogonzola cheese
posted: 12/12/2006

Fette Rossa
Fedda Rossa
(Italy/Apulia)
An Apulian style of bruschetta with tomatoes
posted: 12/12/2006

Gyro, Shawarma, Doner Kebab
Gyro, Shawurma, Döner Kebabi
(Greece)
Famous street food of the eastern Mediterranean, spit-roasted meat wrapped in flatbread
posted: 10/19/2007

Meatball Hero
(USA/Italian-American)
Italian roll stuffed with meatballs and tomato sauce
posted: 12/13/2006

Mozzarella in Carrozza
Mozzarella in Carrozza
(Italy/Campania-Naples)
Breaded and fried mozzarella cheese
posted: 12/13/2006



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"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


Clifford Wright is a versatile fellow. He won the James Beard Foundation’s top cookbook award a couple of years ago for his historical opus, “A Mediterranean Feast.” But he also wrote one of my favorite quick cookbooks, “Cucina Rapida.”  In his newest book [Real Stew], Wright calls upon his scholarly credentials and his practical side to produce a collection of classic stews from around the world. The introductory notes for each of the 300 stews reflect Wright’s knowledge of history and world cuisines. But the recipes themselves — from Nantucket Scallop Stew to French Cassoulet to Kenyan Chicken and Coconut Stew — are straightforward and appealing.
- Margaret King, San Diego Union-Tribune

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