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Ainsley's Mediterranean Cookbook

  • Episode:

    3 of 10

  • Transmission (TX):

    Sun 05 Apr 2020

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    10.25am - 11.25am

  • Week:

    Week 15 2020 : Sat 04 Apr - Fri 10 Apr

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Tue 24 Mar 2020

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Episode 3

Ainsley's Mediterranean exploration continues on the Italian island of Sardinia. His first stop is the rather glamorous beachside Ristorante La Spigola for a taste of chef Roberto's modern take on Italian dining. 

Then he gets immersed in a truly classic Sardinian culinary experience, cooking suckling pig over an open fire on the beach. There's a pasta masterclass with the most wonderful hosts Erica and Alessandro, who teach Ainsley how to make a uniquely Sardinian pasta shape called Jiusoni, which he then uses in his outrageously good sausage and fennel pasta. 

Then it's cheese time as Ainsley learns first-hand how to make another island speciality, casizolu cheese, which inspires his final recipe, Seadas, heavenly parcels of semolina dough filled with cheese and honey.