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10 Authentic Sardinian Cookbooks & Recipe Books

Referring to Italian tourism, people often think of familiar landmarks like Rome, Venice, Florence … without knowing that they have missed a paradise – the island of Sardinia on the Mediterranean. This island’s cuisine is also a treasure you should explore.

You will have access to dishes that reflect the perfect combination of marine ingredients such as lobster, swordfish, halibut, and other Mediterranean dishes that make up the region’s character. Here are 10 Sardinian cookbooks with recipes from professional chefs to help you fully explore the paradise island of Sardinia.


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“This book is an absolute delight!”- Amazon Customer

In this cookbook, the author will provide you with a wide range of delicious traditional Sardinia recipes to please all diners. In particular, the detailed explained step-by-step recipes will suit everyone of all levels whether beginners or experienced cooks.

Through this book, you will be provided with essential recipes as well as many important skills to master the most popular dishes of Sardinia in Italy.

About the author: Aldo Giannini is a cookbook author. He has a lot of editions sharing his recipes and cooking styles that can be applied in any kitchen. Other cookbooks by Aldo Giannini is:


Bitter Honey: Recipes and Stories from Sardinia

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“The recipes are totally authentic to Sardinian cuisine, characteristically tasty and pretty easy to execute.”- Ozzer

In Bitter Honey, the author guides you through recipes that don’t take much time but still conveys the full properties behind each recipe – a feature that invites you to slow down, enjoy. nurture yourself with food, friends, and family.

Let’s start to experience dishes like:

  • Roasted eggplants with honey, mint, garlic & burrata
  • Fresh zesty salad of Celery, orange, anchovy, and hazelnut
  • Malloreddus (the shell-shaped pasta from the region) with crab, saffron, and tomato
  • Roast chicken stuffed with ricotta and chard
  • Almond panna cotta with poached apricots
  • Mascarpone
  • Sour cherry cream

About the author: Letitia Clark was born in the UK. After earning her degree in English Literature at the University of Durham, she went on to complete her studies at Leith’s School of Food and Wine. Letitia worked for about 1 year at The Dock Kitchen. She is the Chef of Pastries at the currently Michelin starred Restaurant.

The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100

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“Almost all of these ingredients are easy to find at most supermarkets, or perhaps an occasional trip to an Asian market.”-Sue B

This cookbook is filled with 100 long-life recipes inspired by Blue Zones locations around the world where people live the longest, healthiest, and happiest lives in the world.

You’ll be given instructions for making healthy recipes like Sardinian Herbed Lentil Minestrone; Cornmeal Waffles from Loma Linda, California; Costa Rican Hearts of Palm Ceviche; and Okinawan Sweet Potatoes.

The book is complemented with compelling illustrations, lifestyle tips (the best times for dinner and proper portion sizes), which are gathered from Japan and Blue Zones project cities in Texas.

About the author: Dan Buettner is the author of this wonderful book and the founder of Blue Zones. Buettner is the author of several national bestsellers: Thrive, The Blue Zones, and The Blue Zones Solution. 

The Sardinian Cookbook: The Cooking and Culture of a Mediterranean Island

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“A great recipe book with a perfect smattering of history and scenery. So far all the recipes we have made have worked out great.”- Barbara M. Taylor-Laino

“Sardinian Cookbook” is like a diary that records the wonderful flavors of this beautiful island. The author introduces over 100 easy-to-make, healthy and delicious recipes.

You will experience the traditional dishes of Sardinia. The author will guide you on how to cook dishes with main ingredients such as legumes, olive oil, fresh vegetables, and bread. Furthermore, you’ll find other special holiday delicacies such as lobster, bottarga (Sardinian caviar), suckling pig, and the full-bodied yet natural flavorings of Sardinian sausages.

About the Authors: Viktorija Todorovska is the author of this book, who currently runs Oliva Cooking, cooking, wine, and travel company. She went through cooking lessons at Apicius in Florence.

Sweet Myrtle and Bitter Honey: The Mediterranean Flavors of Sardinia

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“A beautifully written and illustrated culinary guide to Sardinia.”- Ann Kathryn Anderson

Sardinia stands out for its coastline that attracts visitors, but their cuisine will keep you hooked. You will have access to the purest Mediterranean cooking, using free olive oil, fresh fish, and vegetables.

The author has synthesized more than 100 recipes, among them Pannacotta with Bitter Honey; Watermelon Salad with Arugula and Ricotta Salata; and Bruschetta with Sausage and Pecorino Sardo.

Over 150 breathtaking images will lead you on a tour of the countryside – from terraced olive groves to riverbanks full of wild asparagus. You will enjoy the taste of the island as well as the magical beauty and culture of Sardinia.

About the author: Efisio Farris was born and raised in Sardinia. He is the chef and owner of two restaurants – Arcodoro in Houston and Arcodoro & Pomodoro in Dallas. Besides, the author has received acclaim from Southern Living, USA Today, The New York Times, Gourmet, Saveur, Food & Wine, and Wine Spectator.

A Sardinian Cookbook

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“This is a mouth-watering cookbook. The photography, design, and writing are all very well done, elegant. The recipes sound super tasty.”- Frank O’Neil

The recipes in “A Sardinian Cookbook” will bring you back to your childhood through authentic Sard recipes that can truly reproduce the flavors of memory.

Recipes are delicious with the ingredients available everywhere in Sardinia. Step-by-step instructions will be provided so that you can master every dish and be able to create alternatives to suit your taste.

About the author: Roberta has participated in many adventures in Africa, Turkey, Europe, South East, and Central Asia, North America, and Australia to satisfy her passion for food, wine, and foreign cultures.

In 1997, she took on a managerial role for Australia’s leading culinary school, Sydney Seafood School at Sydney Fish Market. In 2003, she graduated and obtained a Master of Arts from the University of Adelaide in Culinary.

Gino’s Islands in the Sun: 100 recipes from Sardinia and Sicily to enjoy at home

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“More than I expected. Excellent recipes and hints for good and healthy food. Not too complicated. Just like his TV program….enjoyable” – Hiske

The author will take you on a trip to the islands of Sicily and Sardinia to discover delicious and authentic Italian cuisine. You will learn about the culinary history of these islands and discover their signature dishes and secret recipes.

This book includes more than 100 word-of-mouth recipes using the unique and fresh ingredients of the region. “Gino’s Islands in the Sun” will reveal the culinary secrets of these Mediterranean islands.

About the authors: Gino was born in Torre del Greco, Naples, southern Italy. The author used to study at the College of Food Services Luigi de Medici. He also appears regularly on TV.

My Sardinian home cooking: The Italian & Sardinian art of simple, healthy and delicious food My family guide to food and culture

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“Such a great book with easy, tasty, and healthy recipes! The photos and personal stories add a touch of old-world charm and contribute to an authentic Sardinia experience. Fantastic and highly recommended!”- Chris Privette

This special cookbook is a gift the author wanted to give to her mother, who inspired her to cook. The book offers a guide to Sardinian home cooking, with flavors and colors fusing the landscape.

The author introduces 50 simple and delicious recipes ranging from the bread starter to sourdough bread loaf and spelt bread; vegetarian side dishes for all tastes; bruschetta and seafood, pasta dishes mixed in varieties of meat, fish, and vegetarian; classic tomato sauces; delicious zesty fresh salads and two spongy cakes for dessert.

About the author: Stefano De Luca is a culinary writer and has a lot of experience preparing Sardinian dishes. This is the only book that contains the culinary quintessences to share with everyone all the Sardinian-style recipes.

Foods of Sicily & Sardinia and the Smaller Islands

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“This cookbook is stunning. It is done in an oversized format with lots of pictures and details. Gorgeous cookbook with wonderful recipes.”- Kyra_Athena

In this book, the author will teach you how to cook many wonderful dishes such as lamb cooked with saffron and artichokes, tuna in a vinegar sauce, sweet peas with mint, calamari stuffed with pasta, and gelato scented with jasmine. The instructions are explained in detail to make it easy to do at home.

In addition, the book is also included with many splendid illustrations of fishing boats, ancient ruins, cathedrals, village streets, rugged landscapes, and bustling markets that provide the setting for the dish.

About the author: Giuliano Bugialli is a lecturer at prestigious cooking schools all across the US. He is the author of The Fine Art of Italian Cooking; Classic Techniques of Italian Cooking; Foods of Tuscany; Bugialli on Pasta; Foods of Italy. The author currently lives in New York and Italy.

John Dominis is an award-winning celebrity photographer, the staff of Life, and photo editor at People and Sports Illustrated.

BEST FISHES TO EAT AND THE SARDINE COOKBOOK: The complete doctors’ guides to the best fish for your health

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“Great Cookbook with clear instructions. Worthy to buy”-Amazon Customer

Fish is one kind of seafood that contains many nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and protein, especially oily fish, such as salmon and tuna. Fish generally contains less cholesterol and saturated fat than meat, so it often plays a major role in a healthy Mediterranean diet.

Everyone is recommended by the United States Department of Agriculture to eat seafood twice a week as part of a balanced diet. In this cookbook, you will find many attractive, nutritious, and strong flax recipes for your family.

About the author: “BEST FISHES TO EAT AND THE SARDINE COOKBOOK” is Dr. Felton Jody’s first and only culinary book. The author has included all his knowledge and experience on Sardine cuisine in one book to enrich your dining table.

We hope you like this post and finally find out your favorite Sardinian cookbooks. Meanwhile, we welcome you to explore our site and discover more cookbook recommendations from the same cuisine below.

Doris Frasier

Hi. I'm Doris! I am a foodie that has traveled to 78 countries and loves trying cuisines from different countries. I try anything related to food and share my opinions on this blog. Send me a message with any requests!
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