Food marathons are officially a thing in Italy. Here’s what I ate during my last week of holiday in Sardinia.
Pasta con le vongole
A typical seaside town dish, pasta with clams, oil and garlic is filling yet delicate, the best way to start your meal.
The Roman alternative to Sicily’s arancini, supplÃ¬ are fried risotto balls with tomato sauce and mozzarella. A poor man’s dish born to avoid throwing away left-over rice, supplÃ¬ are always on top of my food list when I get back.
Mixed fried seafood
Every seaside town has a fried fish dish – I prefer to have them all. Fried octopus, mussels and calamari all in one go, with lemon juice as garnish, make a great second course.
Fried courgette flowers
I never have enough of fried food here in Italy, especially if we’re talking beer-battered courgette flowers filled withÂ runny scamorza cheese.
On the side: pizzette
Quick and easy to make in the oven, tiny pizzas, or “pizzette”, are the perfect snack to have with every meal.
Food marathon? Challenge accepted.
Pictures: Carolina Are