Breaking Bread – The Lost Art of Togetherness
What’s the most loving thing you can do for another person: feed them. In this mile-a-minute culture of ours we have lost the art of breaking bread. People since before language have used food as a way to communicate love and friendship. We give our condemned one last meal, “The last supper” was a celebration of life enjoyed in the theater of food. Even the social dating scene is typically based around sharing food because it’s a familiar action amidst so much unknown.
Togetherness as a philosophy and as an action is important. While still a major factor of etiquette, it seems to have been lost in our everyday way of life. Mangia.tv wants to challenge you to find new ways to express this tradition in your own way. This is what Mangia.tv is all about. Good food, good drink, and above all good friends and family! Few things can impact our lives the way community can. It
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Classically people ate together not because they had to, but because they wanted to. There are a lot ways to enjoy community but few have the gravity of a party. There is an emotional connection to sitting under an umbrella in the summer and being caressed by a cool breeze while sipping lemonade. Same with the more formal cocktail party with a perfect fire built in the fireplace, an almost atmospheric presence of Sinatra’s velvety voice all paired with a fabulous chilled cocktail in tow. BBQ’s, destination vacations, guy’s or girl’s night, pool party, doesn’t matter. They are all a great reason to, well, party.
Here is your challenge if you choose to ingest it: Get some good friends together and break bread. Feed them and tell them what they mean to you, then put them in some form of transportation and send them home. That’s the Mangia Way, are you ready to join the rev-food-lution?
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