Bread has to be the basis of our nutrition. This provides our body with energy. You can choose whatever type of bread you desire. The one you like the most. My grandfather told me: "When I was younger, we only had dark bread and we all wanted white bread. Now today we have white bread, and everybody wants dark bread. How can this be?"
Without eating one does not live! Besides this obvious prerogative, food communicates, talks, creates bonds, celebrates, makes people laugh in prosperity and wellness, and communicates feelings of knowledge, friendship, and intimacy. Food is a cultural product of mankind and as such, it is an expression of knowledge but also of communicative codes, a symbolic synthesis of behaviors, habits, traditions, identities, as well as knowledge gained throughout history, the place where the roots of our behaviors and food choices. The stories and meanings behind each food are many and make up the panorama of culinary communication. Food is something that is eaten more with the eyes and the spirit than with the tongue and the mouth. Eating together with others has a high communicative value, as what is at the center of the act is also an essential element for human survival. As Aristotle said: "Among the five senses of man, sight is the one to be considered the most important".
Once when I was younger, I wondered why Italians always have bread on the table. So, I asked my Nonno. He responded by saying: "In my house, I will never miss bread on the table, not after suffering from hunger in the second world war-> With bread, we were able to come together and feed each other."
"Also, when I was younger, when the food arrived on the table, the first thing we did was share the food. Today the first thing people do is take out their phones and take pictures of the food. Tell me please how can you taste food, if the first thing we do is take out the phone?"
Hence, we at Dante's Bakery, believe that we must go back to simplicity. The pleasure of eating together and conversing pleasantly at the table - the origins of which probably date back to the first hominid cooking experiments, a ritual that continues to this day - consolidating love relationships, friendship, business, or intellectual, refines the exercise of tasting. Our Mediterranean diet is not a diet, it is more a lifestyle, it is simplistic, social, and sharing.
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