How do you feel during these times of recession? Times when people don’t have much money in their pockets and they can’t afford as much as they were used to.
They say that people go back to what is really important and essential in life in times of crisis. They make the most of what they have by stepping back to essential solutions and to more authentic gestures..
There is a feeling of wanting to be on top of some fundamental choices like for instance the choice of what to eat. We all seem fed up with being led by big food companies and we want to be able to choose for ourselves. Naturally we are all drawn to what is “natural” the opposite to processed food and possibly local, we feel the need to look after ourselves returning to essential solutions.
The easier and cheaper way to bring instant joy into your life is to meet up with friends and have a genuine laugh possibly surrounded by good food and a generous glass of wine. And that won’t cost that much!
So in times of crisis the new motto is: less money, more smiles and a return to one of the most beautiful feelings in the world: friendship.
And of course good food and good wine too! At the moment one of my favourite dishes is slow cooked baccala’ (salted cod) with chargrilled polenta which is a typical Northern Italian dish I grew up with. To die for!
And great for sharing is the classic “salumi misti”: a plate of different types of cured meat and the feast can start!