When we think of classic Italian food, our minds immediately jump to the three P’s; pizza, pasta, and prosciutto. However, Sardinia — one of the country’s most mountainous regions that are surrounded by some of the most idyllic beaches on the planet — breaks the mold with a beloved dish that might make you rethink stereotypes about how Italian cuisine should look (and taste).
Sardinia is known for its pristine beaches and turquoise waters that attract summer vacationers from all over the world. The island is also home to thousands of ancient ruins from the Bronze Age Nuragic Civilization that still intrigue archaeologists today. Sardinia cuisine is just as storied, and includes such treasures as torrone (an almond nougat dessert), and su porceddu (roast suckling pig). However, among locals, one of Sardinia’s most treasured dishes — and one often overlooked by tourists — is zuppa gallurese.