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Papassini – Sardinian Anise Cookies

Papassini are traditional Sardinian cookies made for All Saints’ Day or Ognisanti (Halloween time). But there is no big holiday that goes by without them. The size of the list of the ingredients might seem as it was re-written from the manuscript 🙂 But in reality, they’re really simple and easy to make. The dough …

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Fregola Sarda with Shrimp & Light Tomato Sauce

This dish might seem a plate of risotto at a first glance or even large couscous. But with all visual similarities – it’s not. Fregola or Fregula in Sardinian language is a type of pasta that has truly ancient origin. Traditionally it’s made by hand rubbing semolina flour with water. Small round shape balls are …

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Spaghetti alla Bottarga – Salt-Cured Fish Roe Sauce

There are dozens, hundreds and probably even thousands of spaghetti recipes that exist in Italian cuisine. And I made it my mission to introduce to you all of them. Just kidding 🙂 Well, not because it’s not what I really want, but because imagination on a mom or a grandma cooking for her family is …

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Sardinian Gnocchetti – Malloreddus with Aged Salt Cured Sausage

Gnocchi is a pure comfort food. In Italy there is even a tradition of eating gnocchi instead of regular pasta on Sundays. But today’s recipe is not about potato gnocchi a lot of you know about. Sardinian gnocchetti, also called malloreddus do not use potatoes at all. Instead, they are made with semolina or durum …

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