Sunday, September 10, 2006

sardinia diary: pane carasau



though sardinia is officially a part of italy, it's almost a separate country with its own language, traditions and food. i guess you can say that about the other regions of italy as well except for the language part. one of the foods that i enjoyed very much in sardinia was pane carasau, a very thin crisp bread which tastes more like a cracker than bread.



the first thing that i looked forward to in restaurants was the bread basket which always had lots of pane carasau. sometimes it is roasted till it becomes almost terracotta-like in complexion. it can be eaten on its own or drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper.




it's yummy as a base for grilled cheeses and also is a good accompaniment to grilled vegetables. the sardinians use it in very innovative ways including as a plate which, of course, you eat at the end of the meal!

2 Comments:

Blogger Kalyn said...

Ive been to Italy but never to Sardinia and I'm enjoying your little glimpses of it.

2:56 pm  
Blogger Lulu said...

hi kalyn,
you should definitely plan a trip to sardinia. it's such a treat and you can probably tell how much i loved it. if i had to do it again, i would have gone to alghero in the north west as well. i've heard it has a different feel to the rest of sardinia as it had a lot of spanish influence. i love anything spanish so i think i would have enjoyed alghero and am sad i didn't have time to go there as i was keen on the amalfi coast as well. choices, choices, choices!

10:44 pm  

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