BLUE MONDAY, THE DAY MOST SAD OF THE YEAR IT IS OVERCOME WITH A TUSCAN METHOD
Here are chefs’s tips to overcome it, with bread, olive oil and wine
As every year here comes the saddest time of year that has its peak in the Blue Monday that the third Monday of January. The concept of Blue Monday was born on January 24, 2005 when the British psychologist Cliff Arnall identified, through a mathematical equation, the saddest day of the year. The reason for this dismal day reside in a long series of causes including adverse weather conditions, shorter days, the end of the Christmas celebrations, the work that has started frantically, the failure of good intentions for the new year, the arrival of the accounts of credit cards in December in which we have spent too much, not to mention the pounds taken over the Christmas period.
On the more negative period of the year is, however, possible to survive by taking small dispels anxiety and sadness countermeasures all made in Italy, indeed made in Tuscany. To say this is the Michelin three-star chef, Massimiliano Alajmo and the sommelier Paolo Luciani, the face of "La Prova del Cuoco".
According to the Chef Alajmo, the super-prescription anti-sadness would be good "bread and oil", preferably both Tuscan. The bread should be of great size, so as to rediscover the pleasure of breaking it on the table and share. All this is accompanied with a drizzle of “Toscano PGI” Extra Virgin Olive Oil that allows you to regain possession of the simple and traditional flavors.
According to the sommelier Luciani, to overcome this sad time it’s necessary to recover the traditional snack of the 5pm and do it with wine and cheese. "By mid-afternoon - says Luciani - replace the tea, the result of an Anglo-Saxon settlement, with a good wine and a good cheese, two champions of Made in Italy that today are increasingly a hedonistic choice, a pleasure that must have more space both at the end of the meal , if offered in a glass at a restaurant, that at home, as a snack. Other than “happy hour! "..