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 30, 2016
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Sicily

Beef Tongue in Sweet and Sour Sauce
Lingua all’Agrodolce
(Variety Meats)
Braised beef tongue in the Sicilian Baroque style of sweet and sour
posted: 01/27/2010

Breaded and Marinated Sirloin Steak, Grilled Sicilian-style
Bistecca "'Mpanata" alla Griglia
(Beef-Grilled)
Grilled sirloin steak in the Sicilian style of marinated and breaded
posted: 12/12/2006

Breaded Grilled Sirloin Steak, Palermo-style
Bistecca "Mpanato" alla Palermitana
(Beef-Grilled)
Grilled bread crumb-coated sirloin steak
posted: 12/12/2006

Broiled Shark with Pesto Trapanese
Palombo con Pesto Trapanese
(Seafood)
Broiled shark with a pesto made of tomatoes, garlic, almonds, and basil and garnished with black and green olives
posted: 12/29/2006

Cannoli
Cannoli
(Desserts)
Sweet ricotta cheese stuffed pastry tubes
posted: 07/01/2011

Caponata
Caponata
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
Sicilian antipasto relish of fried eggplants, tomatoes, celery, onion, and olives
posted: 01/10/2007

Carrots with Marsala
(Vegetables)
Caramelized carrots in Marsala wine
posted: 01/03/2007

Coffee Ice
Granita di Caffé
(Desserts)
Coffee granita
posted: 10/25/2007

Eel in Sweet and Sour "Picchi-Pácchiu" Sauce
Ancidda a Picchi-Pácchiu all'Auruduci
(Stews)
Eel and eggplant braised in tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, and saffron
posted: 01/03/2008

Eggplant Ceviche
Mulinciana a Schibecci
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
Eggplant fried in olive oil and preserved in tomatoes, onions, mint, and vinegar
posted: 01/10/2007


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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


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

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