The Cascà is another traditional dish of Carloforte which has its origins in the Tabarka cuisine. It is a variant of the famous couscous, a traditional North African dish.
The dish is based on a semolina grain preparation, steamed and seasoned with vegetables and chickpeas. Its preparation is simple if you use ready-to-cook semolina and a couscous steamer. While the semolina is being prepared, saute’ a variety of vegetables cut into small pieces: cauliflower, onions, carrots, eggplant, and zucchini. When the vegetables are tender, add boiled, drained chickpeas and season to taste. When the semolina is cooked, combine with the vegetables. Best served warm.
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Tabarkinois spoken by more than 85% of the inhabitants of Carloforte, but it is not recognized as a "language" by the Italian law that protects minority languages. Luckily, Tabarkino does not need protection. Ancient and unusual, impossible to hear spoken anywhere else in the world apart from the neighboring town of Calasetta, Tabarkino is a language similar to that in use among the Pegliesi settlers of the sixteenth century, ancestors of people from Carloforte, with some Arabic, Sicilian and French influence.
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A charming location, consisting of towering cliffs overlooking deep sea, composed of thousands of shades of green and blue, the Gulf of Mezzaluna offers a unique pebble beach, accessible only by sea.
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The reef is reachable starting from the port of Carloforte, following the Provincial Road 103 heading south following the signs for the Golfo di Mezzaluna.
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