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Sardinian Fig - Sardegna

Sardinian Fig

The Sardinian Fig | Ficus Carica

Favorite thing: The edible fig is one of the first plants that was cultivated by humans and is known for its edible fruit throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East. August and September are prime picking months for the fig in Sardinia and we’ve come home with bucketfuls.

Fig leaves have for centuries been used to cover the genitals of nude figures in paintings and sculptures as a protector of modesty.

Figs can be eaten dried or fresh, but keep in mind that once picked the fig will not last long. It’s better to eat them straight from the tree, like we do in Sardinia. High in fiber and calcium figs are known for having a laxative effect on the body, so don’t indulge yourself too much in the juicy redness of this fruit.

Figs were a huge food source for the Romans and were once used to fatten geese for the production of foie gras. Ever wonder why your foie gras had a slight pink-ish colour to it? Well now you know.

So what are you waiting for? Tis the season for figs. Go on and eat them up, if your lucky enough to have them in your area. If you’re one of the unlucky ones to not have a fig tree near by then I suggest buying dried figs. Dried figs from Turkey are the best, in my humble opinion.

Happy Figging my friends.

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  • Written Sep 13, 2011
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Ichnusa The Beer of Champions in Sardegna. AJO! - Sardegna

Ichnusa The Beer of Champions in Sardegna. AJO!

Hyknusa | From Ancient Names to Beer

Favorite thing: Hyknusa is the Latinized name given to Sardinia billions of light years ago. Now fast forward a few centuries and allow me to introduce you to Ichnusa.

Brewed in Assemini, Italy, located 12 km northwest of Cagliari, in southern Sardinia. Birra Ichnusa was founded in 1912 and their brewing standards remain true to tradition, even after beer giant Heineken bought-out Sardinia’s little brewery.

Ichnusa is a delightful, light golden lager, with soft aromas and a persistent froth. Alcohol level is 4.7%. It’s a perfect beer to enjoy while catching some shade in a local Sardinian bar, or sipping while sitting on your balcony overlooking the Med, and it goes great with everything. Pasta, pizza, fish, you name it. Ichnusa has remained a favorite for decades on the island of Sardinia as well as abroad. Put Ichnusa on your list while you visit the wonderful island of Hyknusa – Sardinia. Ajo!

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