Bread as a wish for eternal love

Are you familiar with the very ancient tradition related to the bride and groom's bread?

We tell you about the one related to the village of Uri, a small but charming town in northern Sardinia, rich in history, culture and food and wine traditions handed down through the years.

Bread in Uri, as in almost all of Sardinia, was made with sourdough starter - Sa Madrighe - and was the staple food of ceremonies: good fragrant and fragrant bread was present at weddings, at Easter, during religious ceremonies and important holidays.


Bread was prepared with great care and wisdom and was a vehicle for important messages that were included in the wonderful decorations and "stamps" that were used by families to place a mark of recognition on the offered bread.


At weddings, "Bride and Groom's Bread" was prepared on the preceding Wednesday, either to be used during the wedding banquet or to be given to guests at the gift-giving ceremony.

The Bride and Groom's Bread was made in an artistic and particularly careful manner based on the skill and imagination of the women who worked it with scissors, knives and tweezers to create auspicious decorations.
Flowers, hearts, doves with wedding rings, bunches of grapes, ears of wheat were used to wish eternal love, peace, serenity and prosperity to the couple.

The small White Breads once baked and still warm were poked into the fork-an object that was part of the bride's trousseau-and passed over a cauldron where water boiled with wheat.
In this way the steam made the bread shiny and durable over time and thus particularlyadapted to propitiate the happiness of the bride and groom.

If you want to learn about this and other beautiful stories of Northern Sardinia, we recommend a visit to Uri.
You can take advantage of one of the Salute & Trigu events such as the Summer Artichoke Festival

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