Monday, November 7, 2016

Back from Sardinia...Wine, Cheese and Bottarga!

I came back from the 9-day trip to Sardinia with full of fun memories and also some souvenir.

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Yes! I got to bring home some wonderful wines, olive oil, cheese, bottarga, etc. They are so amazing. I also shipped a case of wine to my sister in Japan!

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With grated bottarga, I made a couple of donabe dishes. Malloreddus (Sardinian pasta...they look like warms) with maitake & bottarga. I made it in Kyoto-style shallow donabe. So good!

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Here's matsutake mushroom and bottarga rice, made in double-lid donabe rice cooker, "Kamado-san". I will try to post the recipe soon.

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I've already opened a couple of wines. They were outstanding. I could picture the vineyards I visited.

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I'm such a geek. I even ordered Sardinian cookbook from Japan. I also ordered Portuguese, Sicilian, and Turkish cookbooks. All the wonderful inspirations for my donabe cooking!

Happy donabe life.