Some Like it Hot: Spicy Favorites from the World's Hot Zones

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Harvard Common Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Cooking - 453 pages
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This book gives you a passport to some of the world's most flavorful and piquant cuisines (without having to go through Customs!). There are recipes to excite the fussiest of taste buds and also a wealth of information on the cultures in which each recipe is traditionally enjoyed. If you're always on the lookout for that next hot thing, then this book is where your quest ends.

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Some Like It Hot: Spicy Favorites from the World's Hot Zones

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Wright - the prolific author of nine other books focusing mainly on Italian or Mediterranean cooking - has broadened his scope to include the world's 14 "culinary hot zones," the regions most known ... Read full review


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Clifford A. Wright won the James Beard/KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year award and the James Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food in 2000 for A Mediterranean Feast (William Morrow), which was also a finalist for the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook of the Year award that same year. He is the author of fourteen books, twelve of which are cookbooks. Wright's articles on food and cuisine have appeared in Gourmet, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Saveur, and other magazines. He is a contributing editor to As an independent researcher, Wright wrote the food entries for Columbia University's Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and has published scholarly articles on food in peer-reviewed journals such as Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean, Food and Foodways, and Gastronomica. Wright has also lectured on food at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, Boston University, Georgetown University, Davidson College in North Carolina, Loyola Marymount University, South Dakota State University, University of California at Santa Barbara, and the Culinary Institute of America, among other institutions. As a cooking teacher, he has taught cooking classes at the Central Market cooking schools in Texas, the Rhode Island School of Design, Institute for Culinary Education in New York, Sur la Table, and other cooking schools around the United States. His website is one of the most-visited sites for people interested in Mediterranean foods. In 2009 he launched the Venice Cooking School ( ) with Martha Rose Shulman in Los Angeles, California. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

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