This type of pizza, which is similar to pissaladiere from the South of France, is very popular throughout Liguria, but especially in Imperia, Diano Marino and Bordighera. It is also enjoyed in Sanremo, but here has been re-christened ‘sardenea’, or ‘pizza with sardines’. The name is reputed to come from the name of Andrea Doria, 1466-1560, a celebrated local hero and ruler of Oneglia, who reputedly was very fond of this dish. You can make it with fresh little sardines instead of anchovies, if you prefer a slightly less salty flavour.
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