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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Abruzzo

Kohlrabi Chieti Style
Cavoli Rapa all Chietina
(Vegetables)
Batter-fried marinated kohlrabi slices
posted: 01/30/2012

Spelt (Farro) Pennette with Olives
Pennette di Farro alle Olive
(Pasta with Vegetables)
Spelt (farro) pennette with black olives and fresh chiles
posted: 07/01/2013

Spicy Grilled Red Mullet
Triglie sulla Graticola
(Seafood-Grilled)
Grilled red mullet rubbed with parsley, thyme, bay, and cayenne pepper
posted: 12/30/2006

Apulia

Broccoli in Tomato Sauce
Broccoli Affogati
(Vegetables)
Broccoli in wine and tomato sauce
posted: 01/02/2007

Bucatini with Eggplant and Fava
Bucatini con Melanzane e Fava
(Pasta with Vegetables)
Bucatini with deep-fried eggplant and fava beans
posted: 07/24/2008

Bucatini with Greens and Eggplant
Bucatini con Erbe Campestri e Melanzane
(Pasta with Vegetables)
Bucatini with mustard greens, turnip tops, arugula, Swiss chard, fried eggplant and teardrop tomatoes
posted: 09/25/2009

Cavatelli with Arugula
Cavatieddi con la Ruca
(Pasta with Vegetables)
Cavatelli with arugula, tomato sauce, and pecorino cheese
posted: 01/10/2007

Cavatelli with Arugula and Ricotta Salata
Cavatieddi con la Ruca e Ricotta Salata
(Pasta with Vegetables)
Cavatelli with wilted arugula, black olives, and thyme with ricotta salata
posted: 12/28/2008

Fette Rossa
Fedda Rossa
(Breads (Sandwiches, Panini etc))
An Apulian style of bruschetta with tomatoes
posted: 12/12/2006

Fig and Honey Sorbet
Sorbetto di Fichi e Miele
(Desserts)
Sorbet blended with figs and honey
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


Just like what’s happening with barbecue and grilling books (and Italian cookbooks), publishers feel obliged to regularly come out with books covering the same subject over and over again. This is because it is difficult to keep books in print, and older books (with a few exceptions, like The Joy of Cooking) are simply not as marketable as newer books. That said, Wright’s collection of hot and spicy recipes from around the world [Some Like it Hot] is much like the dozens that have come before it. It is comprehensive and the recipes look like they are authentic and complete, with a lot of anecdotal information to delight the reader. ...  Anyone who can write a chapter title like “Hot Chicks, Wicked Ducks, and Killer Rabbits” gets a pat on the back from me! 
- Dave DeWitt, author of The Chile Pepper Encyclopedia; Fiery-Foods.com

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