A stunning book that bursts with the author’s passion for the delicious, healthy, and colorful cuisine of his native Sardinia, as well as (the author’s) photography that captures the horizons, culture, and joy of life for fellow Sardinians.
Dedicated to his mother, this volume of 50 carefully selected recipes showcases the lively and delicious scope of traditional Sardinian home cooking, as well as its versatility and use of cheap ingredients that almost guarantee a taste of sunshine.
Keen to convey all it means to be Sardinian and love your food, the author also provides an insightful and helpful “survival guide designed to help readers navigate cooking terms, ingredients, and more.”
A stunning and multifaceted book that is also a wonderful tribute to the author’s beloved mother, My Sardinian Home Cooking is one of those books that will touch the heart of all foodies and lovers of island life who are keen to enjoy the metaphorical Sardinian sunshine, while sharing delicious dishes with loved ones.
Italian and Sardinian art of simple, healthy and delicious food; My Family’s Guide to Food and Culture.
My mother taught me to cook when I was 8 years old in a simple and effective way. I now proudly present my Sardinian Home Cooking Guide, with colorful and delicious food flavors combined with photographic landscapes offering 50 years of sentiment with 50 selected recipes. I dedicate this book to my mother, who is a wonderful mom and a chef, who has inspired me so much. My cookbook introduces the reader to how to cook simple and delicious recipes, with my step-by-step instructions, for all budgets.
As Sardinia has become a regular international tourist attraction, I am serving as a native of the Italian island an authentic taste of Sardinian home-cooked, Mediterranean and Italian food. Tourists have always appreciated the restaurant’s food, but this is Sardinia’s first home cook cookbook.
This volume consists of 18 chapters: Chapters 1-9 present my mission statement and vision for this book, an introduction to the island, an easy-to-read survival guide to Italian food terms and everyday meals, and Sardinian ingredients, including herbs with their qualities and health factors, all available in supermarkets , categories of dry and fresh pasta, meat and fish production, healthy food and lifestyle, its natural beauty.
Chapters nine to eighteen present my recipes in the usual way from appetizers to desserts with delicious and healthy ingredients, tips and how to prepare: from bread appetizers to sourdough bread and spelt; entrees such as bruschetta, seafood and pasta dishes mixed with different types of meat, fish and plants; How to make classic tomato sauces. full of flavor baked and grilled meat and fish dishes; vegetarian side dishes for all tastes; Delicious fresh salads with two sponge cakes for dessert.
I have created a unique and original book featuring my food and a short story accompanied by high quality copyrighted images.
The author says:
“I remember my time with my mum; it was such a fun time spent together enjoying her food, her home was always cheerful and laughter, embracing the tasting of flavors and aromas with her wonderful home cooking, made simply with the love of food and life itself. I would like to share her humble legacy.”
After getting five-star reviews, Amazon readers say:
“This is a wonderful self-published book that takes you to Sardinia and fires up the taste buds. Stefano the author truly pours his heart and soul into this honest book. Using recipes from his mother, this book is party history, and part autobiographical with delicious recipes and photos in between. I can’t wait to see more. From this talented author! A must if you are a fan of traditional rustic Italian cooking.” – Checker 123
“I love this book, not only for the great recipes, it leaves you feeling like you’ve been to Sardinia. It tells the story of the place, you can imagine all the great food on your table sharing with friends and family, I’ll be looking for more Stefano Di Luca!” – J Merryweather
Stefano has a passion for the food and culture of his native Sardinia which is evident in his writing, while the fact that so many of the recipes have been passed down from his mother adds an emotional charm. The beautiful photography throughout the book urges you to try the recipes. While I have not yet gone on vacation in Sardinia These recipes can get me part of the way until conditions permit.” – Johnny Maltby
“This book is written from the heart, excellent easy-to-read notes and recipes and pretty pictures too. This is healthy, wholesome Sardinian cooking.” – Ra Maltby
“A great book by an author with a passion for cooking, culture and family. We really enjoyed trying some Italian recipes we’ve never seen before, Sardinian way!!! Well done!” – dave99
Independently published My Sardinian Home Cooking is available on Amazon as follows:
Hardcover (£34.00) – https://amzn.to/39uVS8O
Paperback (£28.00) – https://amzn.to/3LolKjJ
Kindle format (£11.90 or free on Kindle Unlimited) – https://amzn.to/3sHgCki
About the author:
The author says:I am Italian by birth, I was born in Cagliari in Sardinia, but I have been staying in London for a very long time, most recently in Southsea in Hampshire, which is a wonderful seaside town in Portsmouth.
“I am neither a chef nor an obsessive brand, but I am a simple and passionate person with food, life, travel and writing, and I have something special and personal to share.
My first book, ‘My Sardinian Home Cooking’ is a simple but honest book of family home cooking from my birthplace, Sardinia.
“My mum was a very special person, she loved cooking, always had a positive outlook on life, and a constant positive energy, even when life was tough. I dedicated this book to my mum in the first place, to keep her legacy alive, not only in the big family but also to her extended family.
“Traditional recipes are easy to implement and ingredients are easy to find, and my book aims to be a blend of culture, travel and food from my personal experience, a collection of my Sardinian photos, my story and my family’s food.”