For over 15 years, Carloforte provides the setting for this delicious event dedicated the valorization of the most important main dish of its culinary tradition: the cascà.
The cascà or cashcà is a derivation of the Tunisian couscous, and it has become associated with population of Carloforte. In Carloforte it is called cashcà, also pronounced (italianized) "cascà", as in the correct pronunciation, in the dialect of Carloforte the "h" indicates a pronunciation made with "clenched teeth."
The traditional recipe of Carloforte, also called "tabarchina" is a hand-formed semolina grain dish with a tasty condiment of different vegetables (chickpeas, peas, cabbage, carrot, fennel, eggplant, zucchini, onion) flavored with herbs (wild fennel) and spices (coriander, cinnamon, cloves, star anise).
The event takes place in the charming setting of the old town of Carloforte and usually occurs in late April. This event is eagerly awaited by the citizens but especially by the many visitors. For over three days of non-stop entertainment that embraces the entire day until nightfall, visitors will find an arts and craft market, and exhibitions of typical products and artisans who animate the center of Carloforte. Meanwhile, the town square of Piazza Repubblica hosts tastings of couscous Tabarchino style with over sixty different variations, cooking demonstrations that are open to all, with music, singers, performances, activities and entertainment for children.
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