The Sardinian impanadas: cakes stuffed with meat

The impanadas sardines are a tasty recipe original of Nuoro, initially very popular with farmers because they had the characteristic to preserve long. Literally impanadas means ball, are in fact a sort of rustic pie filled with, according to tradition, lamb and raisins. The recipe for impanadas has a medium difficulty, a preparation time of 45 minutes (plus resting time) and a preparation of 50. (more…)

Christmas in Sardinia: the bread of the tradition

The tradition of Christmas in Sardinia requires to celebrate this important holiday in a special way, typical of this Mediterranean island: preparing a type of characteristic bread that is cooked strictly over the Christmas period. And every part of Sardinia has its own type of bread and celebrate Christmas with it.

In particular, in the Logudoro there are two special Christmas breads. The first one is known as bacchiddu 'e Deu (literally "the rod of God"): it is a rod-shaped bread with the tip pointing down, like the bishop's staff, and it is donated to the children during the “questua” (a begging). The second one is the sa pertusitta: it’s a big bread, and on its crust are represented scenes of pastoral life, with images of shepherds, sheep and dogs.


Christmas in Sardinia: sweet papassini

The papassini is a typical recipe of the Christmas in Sardinia: they are soft and aromatic desserts, usually filled with walnuts (or hazelnuts), lemon peel, raisins and vanilla. These desserts are common in Sardinia and, even if the recipe is always the same, the filling is very various depending on the area and the cities where they are prepared. The papassini are desserts that are prepared during the main festivities. And above all it’s a recipe that during the Christmas in Sardinia is always present on the dining tables of this Mediterranean island. (more…)

Sardinian wine: Ajò a Ippuntare 2011, Usini

It’s called Ajò a Ippuntare 2011 and is the long awaited annual Sardinian wine tasting event taking place in Usini, not far from Sassari. Specifically, the event is about the wine produced in this area of ancient traditions testified by the ancestral ruins all around the small town. Even the festival name (Ajò a Ippuntare), in 2011, sounds like an old exhortation to go broaching (ippuntare) the wine. Exhortation tasting like an ancient tradition of hand-crafted excellence. (more…)