Inside Sardinia: A Traditional Cooking Method

The first time I saw this method of cooking was some years ago in a small town, in the folds of a mountain in Sardinia, Italy. A  friend who lives a few mountains over had invited me for lunch, and when I arrived the first thing I noticed was the ancient red brick fireplace and clock. It had just snowed in Sardinia and it was cold, so I a found a spot right beside the fireplace to warm up. Upon closer inspection of the red-hot flames I saw slices of pancetta and pork chops sizzling away above the hot embers. The aroma, better than a barbecue and the taste impeccable. I’d never tasted meat so fresh and exquisite.


Roasting meat in the middle of a living-room was a first for me, and I can’t wait to delve into this tradition yet again.

What is the strangest place you’ve seen meat being cooked?

About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who has lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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5 Responses to Inside Sardinia: A Traditional Cooking Method

  1. Wes Jobe says:

    Real comfort food on a cold winter night.

  2. restlessjo says:

    Two for the price of one, isn’t it? Heat and good food. 🙂

  3. Rosemarie Kleinberg says:

    A fireplace in a friend’s home, they actually roasted a baby pig. It was delicious but it really surprised us! I am aware that when settlers came from England that this was their cooing method, surprising to see it in action today! Have a beautiful day and May God Bless!

    Love & hugs,
    Rosemarie, The Sard American

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