Today I’m bringing you the second in my mini-series of cool things I found in the Sardinian town of Nuoro, a place that’s a little off the normal tourist trail.
After looking round the Museum of Costume and having a drink in Caffe Tettamanzi in the centre of town I went in search of some food for our picnic lunch, mindful of the fact that everything closes in Sardinia between 1 and 4 pm.
Down the road I spotted the sign for a pasticceria or cake shop and made a beeline for it hoping to find some biscuits or pastries for lunch.
Unfortunately it was closed, but I soon realised that this was no ordinary pasticceria, but one that specialised in the sort of decorative favours that are given away at weddings and christenings or eaten on festival days. Normally in Italy it would be sugared almonds but this was clearly the Sardinian twist on things.
These delicate lacy biscuits were miniature works of art designed to be admired rather than eaten. But if I were getting married, I’d definitely be having a few of these delicious frivolites to give away at my wedding.
If you’re interested, you can see the details on the business card in one of the photos.
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