About Clifford

7248 8x10 cClifford 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 sixteen books, fourteen of which are cookbooks, including his latest three One-Pot Wonders, Hot & Cheesy and The Best Soups in the World. Wright’s articles on food and cuisine have appeared in Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, Saveur, and other magazines. He is a contributing editor to ZesterDaily.Com. 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. In 2009 he founded the Venice Cooking School with Martha Rose Shulman in Los Angeles, California. Clifford has a Master’s degree in philosophy from the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School for Social Research in New York and was a Ph.d. candidate in philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He also studied international affairs at the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Also visit www.CliffordAWright.com

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