The mistral is finally letting up enough for us to leave Santa Teresa, here on the northern most tip of Sardinia.
Only a few more days to go before I have to leave this beautiful place. I want to put it all in my carry-on bag and bring the lifestyle (and the food!!) back home.
The food?, I can reproduce that at home -- somewhat, at least. But the lifestyle is tougher, once you step back into the Class 5 rapids of the American lifestyle.
I had a lunch yesterday with an Italian guy from Santa Teresa yesterday, and it lasted for over an hour and a half. We talked the whole time, and my plate of sea bass and potatoes (there were about 6 slices of potatoes on the plate) in a sauce of white wine and lemon and probably butter was not in a monster portion size, but it was incredibly satisfying.
I can make that fish at home (and I can't WAIT to make that fish at home), but it's tough to take the time you need to digest your food, to enjoy your food. Most of the time?, that 90 minute lunch just isn't going to happen.
So the only thing to actually do is to grab the moments when you can -- with your kids, with your friends, with the people you love in your life -- and connect with them in the few minutes that we do have.
Thats the best way i know of to bring something of this lifestyle back home. Oh yeah, and only eat incredible food ;)
Talk to you soon,
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