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In all the old cultures, the supreme moment of life has always been to be together around the fire while eating the meal. A cult that we no longer find lost in today’s society, and that in my humble opinion it is necessary to revive. I mean we should sit at the table, while eating the poetry of food, talking of the events of the day. Children tells of their school day, whilist parents talk about the things that happened during their working hours, all projected from that moment, in the future, planning what to do at the weekend, or talking about our plans for holidays when summer approaches. I find that sharing our experience of everyday life (the ancients did it around the fire) we do it by the fireplace , and (why not?) adding interludes that enrich and give a nice contribution to this ancestral fragment of life.
This chapter, the second of this book, was born thanks to a blog that I follow, called “next to the fireplace” (www.accantoalcaminoblog.org) containing recipes which, in my opinion, are very tasty. I like to think of the work and on the outline (a mixed salad of love and passion) that is behind these dishes. Think of the precision in choosing the raw materials: buy the best vegetables, the meat of choice, the freshest seafood; and the thoroughness of their preparation. It ‘goes without saying that those who love cooking, love their food and feelings, which end up together, it on table. Personally I dare not escape the slowness of the first wise bite , because it is precisely at this stage that alchemy peeps; at this stage you can perceive the atomic disintegration of flavors, passion and the smile of that dish. This makes me feel very HAPPY.
Every meal, no matter how simple, contains a multiplicity of stories: the story of the farmer who planted and cultivated the carrot, the fruit vendor who sold it to the market and the cook who cooked it.That vintner who has cultivated the vine and produced wine and perhaps that of the wine journey from one country to another.
And when at the end of the day, the family members sit at the at the table to share the simple life experience of enjoying a meal inevitably they interweave their stories and simultaneously speak of other stories.I would that define a mix of happiness threads which let us share and tell our life.