Sardegna, or Sardinia, is an island in the middle of the Mediterrenean Sea. This describes Sardinia and its culture much more than its formal “belonging” to the Italian state, although its history is steepened in the Italian one. Sardinia is fiercely independent: it has its own language, its own special region constitution, and also its own culinary traditions. It is a rugged and beautiful island capable of surprising you with its Caribbean-looking beaches, its ancient nuraghe constructions, and a flavorful and rich culinary culture centered around the products traditionally available on the island: wheat, sheeps, cheese, olive oil, pigs and honey.
Simple in concept while rich in natural ingredients, Sardinian cuisine is intense and flavorful, a discovery quite different from the cuisine of Italy at large. The island of Sardinia has historically kept a strong independence in terms of flavors and ingredients. among the specialties, you will find malloreddus, small hard wheat pasta, also known as “Sardinian gnocchi”, pane carasau, a paper-thin bread also called carta musica, musical paper, and porceddu, roasted suckling pig. Products of great values are pecorino Sardo and olive oil.
Learn more about Sardinia on the Cultural Heritage Official Guide issued by Regione Sardegna
Global Epicurean offers a wonderful itinerary thorugh Sardinia by partnering with an exclusive family run tour operator. This trip is offered on an ongoing basis for the whole 2009.You can find more information on the Food, Wine and People of Sardinia page.