Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
March 27, 2017
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Corsica

Corsican Country Soup
Minestra (Soupe Paysanne)
(Soups)
Rustic soup of beans, potatoes, cabbage, Swiss chard, and bread
posted: 01/10/2007

Lamb and Chestnut Stew
U Tianu d'Agnellu Incu u Castagne
(Stews)
Lamb and chestnut stew in wine and tomatoes
posted: 01/10/2007

Pizza Flamiche
Pizza Flamiche
(Pizza and Focaccia)
A Corsican version of the Alsatian pizza flamiche with onions and brocciu cheese.
posted: 10/27/2011

Languedoc

Brandade
Brandade de Morue
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
Whipped salt cod, olive oil, and milk
posted: 03/14/2008

Cassoulet
Cassoulet
(Stews)
Bean stew/casserole with duck confit, pork sausage, pork shoulder, and lamb shoulder
posted: 02/14/2008

Confit de Canard (Fat-preserved Duck)
Confit de Canard
(Fowl)
Seasoned duck preserved in duck fat for cassoulet
posted: 02/14/2008

Demi-Glace
Demi-Glace
(Basic Recipes and Sauces)
Reduced espagnole sauce made from a rich veal stock
posted: 12/08/2007

Drunken Mutton or Lamb
Pistache de Mouton ou d'Agneau
(Lamb)
Baked lamb shoulder in wine with chicken broth and vegetables
posted: 01/09/2007

Duck Breast with Green Peppercorns
(Fowl)
Duck breast with green peppercorns and brandied cream sauce
posted: 12/14/2006

Etouffée of White Beans from Carcassonne
Estouffat de Haricot Blancs
(Stews)
White beans braised in duck fat with salt pork and tomatoes
posted: 03/23/2007



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My favorite [of the cookbooks reviewed] is Cucina Rapida, a delicious discovery for lovers of Italian food.  Most of the recipes can be done in 30 minutes or less, and the flavors are forthright.  I’ve cooked a lot from this book since it came out in early summer and have yet to be disappointed.  The recipe for Linguine with Shrimp, Spinach, and Lemon is bright-tasting, a memorable supper that I will make again for my family or for casual entertaining.
- Felicia Gressette, Akron Beacon Journal


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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