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 24, 2017
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Algerian Pasta in the Style of Biskra
Shakhshukha al-Bisakra
(Pasta with Variety Meats)
Lasagna squares with brains (or sweetbreads) and chickpeas in a spicy tomato sauce of onions, chiles, harisa, caraway and cumin
posted: 01/04/2007

Algerian Potato Purée with Cheese
Batatis Mirhya
(Vegetables)
Potato puree with Gruyere cheese
posted: 03/17/2008

Batter-fried Fish
Samak Maqli
(Seafood)
Fishmonger's inexpensive fish deep-fried in batter
posted: 12/29/2006

Chickpea Soup with Cumin
Hummus bi'l-Kammun
(Soups)
Chickpea soup with harisa and cumin
posted: 01/08/2007

Couscous with Lamb
Kaskasu bi'l-Lahm
(Rice, Couscous, and Other Grains)
Algerian style couscous with lamb and vegetables
posted: 01/09/2007

Couscous with Vegetables
Kaskasu biíl-Khudra
(Rice, Couscous, and Other Grains)
Couscous with turnips, chickpeas, zucchini, and carrots
posted: 03/01/2016

Fennel, Onion, Tomato, and Green Olive Salad
(Salads)
Salad of raw fennel, onion, tomato, and green olives in olive oil and mint
posted: 12/29/2006

Frittata of Lamb and Parsley
Maquda biíl-Lahm
(Eggs)
Algerian-style frittata with lamb, parsley, and onions
posted: 06/02/2009

Griddled Eggplants with Caraway Marinade and Green Peppercorns
Badhinjan Misharmla
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
Griddled eggplants with caraway flavored marinade and tomatoes and green peppercorns
posted: 09/01/2007

Lamb and White Bean Stew
Lubya Bayda bil-Basal wal-Tumatim
(Stews)
Spicy lamb, white bean, tomato, and onion stew
posted: 06/26/2008



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The directions [in Cucina Rapida] are clear and simple and the results are delicious.  In testing some of the recipes from Cucina Rapida I found that Wright lived up to his promises.  The garlic and parsley shrimp was incredibly easy, took less than 30 minutes and provided one of the best meals my family has enjoyed in some time.
- Ann Wesley, Bloomington Herald-Times


This book [Mediterranean Feast] is an impressive original study of the cradle of food civilization and marks an important achievement in the field of culinary history.
- James Beard Foundation Book Awards Committee, May 2000

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