Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
August 17, 2018
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Jordan

Mansaf
Mansaf
(Rice, Couscous, and Other Grains)
Bedouin lamb and rice feast platter
posted: 03/20/2008

Lebanon

Baba Ghannouj
Baba Ghannuj
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
Eggplant and tahini puree
posted: 10/04/2007

Beets with Yogurt
Shamandar biíl-Laban
(Vegetables)
Cooked sliced red beets with rich yogurt
posted: 09/16/2008

Cauliflower with Cilantro
Qarnabit bi'l-Kuzbara
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
Fried cauliflower florets in olive oil with fresh cilantro and lemon juice
posted: 04/01/2014

Fatayr - Spinach Pie Triangles
Fatayr biíl-Sabanikh
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
Small spinach-stuffed Arab-style individual pizzas
posted: 07/28/2011

Fattoush
Fattush
(Salads)
Salad of mixed greens and fried flat bread pieces
posted: 10/21/2008

Fried Eggplant with Yogurt
Badhinjan Maqli ma Laban
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
Deep-fried eggplant with garlic yogurt sauce, a hot and cool meze
posted: 08/05/2013

Kafta - Grilled Ground Lamb
Kafta Mishwiyya
(Lamb-Grilled)
Spiced ground lamb grilled on a skewer with bread and condiments
posted: 06/25/2014

Makdus al-Badhinjan
Walnut-stuffed Preserved Baby Eggplants
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
Baby eggplant stuffed with walnuts and preserved with olive oil and chiles
posted: 11/30/2011

Peaches in Rose Water Syrup
(Desserts)
Tossed peaches, sugar, and rose water with whipped cream and crushed pistachios
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


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

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