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 17, 2017
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Alexandria-style Griddled Fish
Samak Mishwi min al-Iskandriyya
(Seafood-Grilled)
Griddled fish seasoned with cumin, onion juice, lemon juice, and olive oil
posted: 01/09/2007

Bisara
Bisara
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
Egyptian style fava bean puree with fresh herbs
posted: 06/01/2015

Egyptian Stewed Tomato Sauce
Dim'a Musabika
(Basic Recipes and Sauces)
tomato sauce with vinegar and cayenne
posted: 01/09/2007

Fettuccine with Caramelized Onions
Triya bi'l-Bassal
(Pasta with Vegetables)
Fettuccine with caramelized sweet onions and garlic with olive oil
posted: 12/23/2006

Ful Mudammas
Ful Mudammas
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
stewed dried fava beans
posted: 01/09/2007

Grouper with a Chickpea Flour Crust
(Seafood)
Grouper fillets dusted with chickpea flour and griddled
posted: 12/29/2006

Kushary
Kushary
(Pasta with Vegetables)
Lentils, rice, and macaroni tossed together with sauce
posted: 01/09/2007

Lentil Salad in Olive Oil with Egyptian Spices
Salata Adas
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
Lentils seasoned with cumin, coriander, cardamom, and fenugreek
posted: 04/28/2009

Umm 'Ali (Ali's Mother)
Umm 'Ali
(Desserts)
dry phyllo pudding with coconut, raisins, nuts, and sugar
posted: 01/09/2007



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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


This vast compendium [Little Foods of the Mediterranean] encapsulates the type of Mediterranean food that I love: simple, tasty, unpretentious, and easy to eat.  Whether they are tapas, meze, or antipasti, they represent Mediterranean street food at its best.  I especially applaud Clifford Wright’s great research into the similarities and the differences among the little foods of the eighteen countries of the Mediterranean Basin.
- Jacques Pépin, chef, cookbook author, and public television show host

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