I have just been to Sardegna for a few days, to catch up with friends and family.
At the same time, I did a spot of research for our Sardinian dinner at’ Bei Amici Restaurant’ in Sydney in September.
I have a very soft spot for Sardegna and especially San Pantaleo, a little typical village, nestled at the foot of the mountains of the ‘ Seven Sisters’.
Every Thursday morning, San Pantaleo has a fabulous market in the beautiful square. You can find all sorts of traditional weaving, fashion, hats, curiosities and so on, but the best for me, is the food.
I have put together a few pictures, to try and give you the sense of some of the food stalls.
• the pecorino Sardo is the king of the market
• they come in all shapes and sizes
• from super ripe to soft creamy cheses
• aged at different times
• then of course you have the ‘salumi’
• there is a lot of different boar prosciutti and salami
• these super thin and crunchy breads are called ‘fogli di musica’, music sheets
• they belong on every Sardinian table
• fruit and vegetables
• the tomatoes, especially the ‘ datterini’ are an explosion of taste
• the black figs were just starting to be ripe
• no market in Sardegna is compleat without the ‘ torrone’!
• torrone comes in all shapes and with different nuts, pistacchio, almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts
• if you go to Sardegna, make sure you include San Pantaleo!