Give the gift of Pilu and help create memories that last. A Pilu voucher or cookbook is the perfect way to say ‘Thank You’, ‘Happy Birthday’ or ‘Congratulations’ to family, friends and colleagues.
Our Pilu bottarga is also the perfect accompanying gift to our cookbook and an exceptional way to spark imaginative and exceptional cooking.
Cookbooks can be sent via regular post and Pilu bottarga by express post to either you or the gift recipient.
Gift Cards can be sent by express post, while our e-gift vouchers are delivered directly via email and can be easily managed online.
PILU BOTTARGA DI MUGGINE
Pilu Bottarga di Muggine is sourced and produced in Australia by Giovanni Pilu. In 2018, it was awarded ‘Outstanding Artisan Produce’ in the DELICIOUS Produce Awards. Known as Sardinia’s favourite seasoning, bottarga is deliciously salty air dried fish roe made from mullet fished on the far north coast of NSW.
Bottarga can be eaten grated over pasta and fresh seafood or shaved over salads or crostini topped with ricotta. Bottarga butter is also fantastic on steak and fish.
Like so many of the great food cultures, Sardinian cuisine is born of necessity. As a poor people, Sardinians have always foraged for ingredients in the mountains and forests- fennel, asparagus, chicory and nettles; chestnuts, berries and honey. Rabbit, game birds and wild boar are still hunted in the traditional and time-honoured manner. And those living on the coast gather clams, mussels and tiny crabs from along the shoreline for soups and pasta sauces. The primary flavourings are the herbs that grow wild everywhere on the island- bay leaves, juniper berries, mint and sage, as well as the characteristic Sardinian myrtle, the leaves of which are used in stocks and marinades, and to scent roasted meat while it rests.
Flavours of Australia
Pilu at Freshwater is proud to have contributed to the Flavours of Australia Cookbook, which showcases over 100 Australian recipes using native ingredients.
Eat and drink your way across the sunburnt landscape of Australia with this collection of loved and awarded destinations. Modern Australian cuisine is a melting pot of cultures and flavours, so let us share with you the history of some of the country’s most decorated venues that have helped to develop the iconic Aussie food identity.
Winner of the Best South Pacific Cookbook in the world in the Gourmand Cookbook Awards 2023.