Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
April 16, 2021
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Crete

Braised Lamb and Eggplant
Arni me Melitzanes
(Lamb)
Lamb shoulder braised with eggplant, onions, and tomatoes
posted: 10/03/2007

Dessert Pasta with Honey and Pistachios
(Desserts)
Cooked soup pasta with orange blossom honey and pistachios
posted: 12/13/2006

Kalitsounia - Fried Cheese Pies
Kalitsounia
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
Fried pastry stuffed with ricotta cheese
posted: 03/21/2009

Meat Pie from Crete
Tourta
(Lamb)
Lamb and cheese baked in pie crust with sesame seeds
posted: 01/10/2007

General

Baked Shrimp with Feta Cheese
Garides me Feta
(Seafood)
Baked casserole of shrimp in tomato sauce with scallions and feta cheese
posted: 01/10/2007

Beef Stew from Greece
Stifado
(Stews)
Beef stew in tomato sauce and wine with vinegar, white onions, and feta cheese
posted: 01/10/2007

Black-eyed Pea Salad
Mavromakita Fasolia
(Salads)
Salad of black-eyed peas dressed with dill and scallions
posted: 05/27/2010

Broccoli with Mezithra Cheese
Brokoli me Mezithra
(Vegetables)
Broccoli with brown butter and mezithra cheese
posted: 11/04/2013

Cauliflower Gratin
Psito Kounoupithi
(Vegetables)
Cauliflower gratin with Bechamel sauce
posted: 10/02/2011

Fish Baked in Grape Leaves
Psari Fournou me Ambelofia
(Seafood)
Whole baked fish stuffed with herbs and wrapped with grape leaves
posted: 01/24/2011



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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


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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