Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
October 16, 2018
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Lebanon

Swiss Chard with Black-Eyed Peas
Silq bi'l-Lubya
(Vegetables)
Swiss chard and black-eyed peas cooked with onion, garlic, cumin, and cilantro
posted: 10/03/2007

Palestine

Maqluba - Upside-down Rice and Eggplant Casserole
Maqluba
(Lamb)
Seasoned lamb, rice, and eggplant casserole, baked and turned upside-down
posted: 01/11/2007

Musakhkhan
Musakhkhan
(Fowl)
Chicken seasoned with sumac and onions wrapped in thin flatbread and baked
posted: 01/11/2007

Rice Pilaf with Chicken
Ruzz bi'l-Dajaj
(Rice, Couscous, and Other Grains)
Rice pilaf with poached chicken, spices, and nuts
posted: 09/01/2007

Stuffed Grape Leaves in Olive Oil
Waraq Inab bi'l-Zayt
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
Grape leaves stuffed with rice
posted: 11/13/2007

Syria

Bamya bi'l-Zayt
Okra with Olive oil
(Vegetables)
Okra cooked in olive oil with onion, whole garlic and pomegranate molasses
posted: 12/01/2012

Greens Beans with Pomegranate Molasses
Lubya bi'l-Rumman
(Vegetables)
Green beans stewed in tomatoes, spices, garlic-cilantro pesto and pomegranate molasses
posted: 01/03/2015

Grilled Ground Lamb and Cherries on Skewers
Kafta bi'l-Karaz
(Lamb-Grilled)
Grilled skewered ground lamb kaftas with cherries
posted: 01/11/2007

Lentils with Lemon
'Adas bi'l-Hamid
(Vegetables)
Lentils braised with garlic, coriander, Swiss chard, and lemon juice with pomegranate molasses
posted: 01/11/2007

Muhammara
Muhammara
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
Dip of blended roasted red bell pepper, walnuts, and pomegranate molasses
posted: 02/21/2008



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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


If there is a cookbook of the year, this [Mediterranean Feast] is it.  A remarkably ambitious work....The subject is vast, the scope of time daunting, but Wright comes across as a cheerful, dedicated scholar who was sorry when he had to stop.  Recipes are written to be accessible to contemporary cooks.
- William Rice, Chicago Tribune

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