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Antica Sa Pesta originally started in 1882 as a place that sold salt, as its name referred to a traditional method (sa pesta) of breaking up salt into smaller grains by pounding it with a pestle and mortar.

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This recipe was taken from Family Meals: Home Cooking with Ferran Adria, a pretty interesting cookbook with great photo by photo steps for each recipe.

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Lasagne is a rich and sinful dish, born in region of Emilia-Romagna, and made by stacking layers of lasagna sheets, ragu, béchamel sauce and cheese. But always, we start with the soffritto.


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This dish came about as part of the #CookForFamily initiative started by Daniel from Daniel’s Food Diary. It’s quite a simple and healthy dish that can be shared by the whole family and made rather quickly too.

It is a pasta dish taken from Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals, using orecchiette mixed with a broccoli and anchovy sauce.

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This is a pretty simple dish, just meatballs with pasta. I’m using a different type of pasta called the pappardelle, which is a much wider version of the fettuccine. They are typically used for dishes with a thick sauce, such as wild boar ragu.

This is also the first time I’m trying out fennel in the pasta sauce, as you can see below.

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Rotolo is a sort of rolled and stuffed pasta dish, not unlike the Chinese chee cheong fun we have at dim sum restaurants, but on a much larger scale. It takes a lot more effort than the normal pasta dish but I think eating it afterwards is worth the effort.

The main ingredient here is the butternut squash.

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Pasta Brava is a cozy Italian restaurant along Craig Road which features traditional style Italian food in a warm environment. It was this place that we chose to celebrate a friend’s birthday with dinner here.

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