i have always loved a looonnnng lunch. i play in the kitchen with the food, matt chooses approp wine, plays some music or chooses some music to listen to, sets the table & the afternoon carries on in a lovely relaxing pace. recently on holiday we had several long lunches. pictured is our lunch we lulled over on the first day.....platter of sliced lombo & calabrese salami, green queen olives, cut vine tomatoes w fresh pesto dolloped, avocado w lemon, fresh vienna bread & a delicious salad of sliced ricotta salata (pressed, salted dry ricotta) w sliced nectarines, baby spinach, sea salt, cracked pepper & olive oil (recipe inspired by my boss, anna!)....washed down with several glasses of pinot gris - our holiday had officially started!