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Bitter honey : recipes and stories from Sardinia / Letitia Clark.

Clark, Letitia, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 1784882771 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781784882778 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781784882778
  • ISBN: 1784882771
  • Physical Description: 1 volume ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: London : Hardie Grant Books, 2020.
Subject: Cooking, Italian > Sardinian style.
Cooking, Mediterranean.

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Bitter Honey : Recipes and Stories from Sardinia
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Bitter Honey : Recipes and Stories from Sardinia

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British transplant Clark offers a wide-eyed look at Sardinia, an Italian island featuring a spectacular coast and a rural interior with an "almost biblical" landscape. Interstitial mini-essays describe some of the local products, such as sheep's cheese ("sheep outnumber people three to one" on Sardinia) and bottarga, a "sort of fishy fruit gum" transformed into a spread with anchovies and tuna and grated over linguine with clams. In a chapter on vegetables, Clark covers every aspect of preparing and consuming artichokes, then provides recipes for preserving them in oil and braising them with olives. She states up-front that she is not aiming to adhere to tradition and readily mixes Sardinian classics with dishes from elsewhere: egg ravioli with pumpkin filling from the mainland sit side by side with Sardinia's "iconic" malloredu and hedgehog-shaped culurgionis stuffed with potato and mint. In the seafood chapter, salmon--not a Mediterranean fish--appears along with the local dishes of baby octopus and cuttlefish. Likewise, for desserts Clark includes a recipe for seadas--Sardinia's famed fried pastries with cheese and honey--as well as one for a liquored-up tiramisù from northern Italy. The recipe instructions are clear and chatty, with a generous number of variations and accompaniments suggested. Home cooks will delight in this charming, culinary look at this Italian island. (Apr.)

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