12 Sep 2017

Home Of Italy’s Rarest Pasta: Sardinia

It is always a pleasure to travel. I personally wish that I have money enough to go to the places I want to go to. My travel bucket list has a lot of items on it. How about you, do you like to travel as well? What are your preferences? Do you like beaches? Or castles, maybe? I know a guy who absolutely loves really old castles. But for me, my number one requirement whenever I plan to go somewhere would be the food.

Sardinia

A perfect place for me to visit would be a place with really good food.

And I just don’t mean regular food, like the one you can eat at really expensive restaurants. I want to experience my meal, in its place of origin, much like the place which we’re going to feature in this short travel article today. Sardinia. This region in Italy is world-famous for its beautiful cerulean seas, but today, like I said, we are going to focus on something more special – the world’s most rare pasta.

Su Filindeu

How rare? Well, only three women in the whole world know how to make this pasta. And they all live together in the quaint town in the slopes of Mount Ortobene.

Literally meaning “the threads of God”, the tradition of this pasta-making has been passed down through the women of the Abraini family. Right now, only 62-year old Paola Abraini, her niece, and her sister-in-law are the only ones who know how to make it. The family has made it a well-kept secret. Fortunately for the world, though, Paola is actually willing to share it already to keep the tradition alive. In fact, culinary genius Jamie Oliver even went there just to be taught how to make it, but, to no avail, he gave up after two hours.

I bet its taste is as divine as the name sounds, and I wouldn’t want to taste it elsewhere. I would still want to enjoy the su filindeu in this far-flung town in Sardinia, where people still speak an ancient language called Sardo, the closest surviving relative of Latin.