Monday, December 10, 2018

Bakery House in Turin

As the Winter Break is coming up, in case you need a break from the local panettoneand pandoro offers, finally, in Turin you'll be able to enjoy French Toasts, eggs benedict and bagels too 😋 besides naturally, a ton of other brunch and scrumptious breakfast specialties 😃

Where??? At Bakery House in Via Carlo Alberto 24 bis, right downtown 🙌

the menu options alternate with the Turin's skyline

At Bakery House all your American breakfast cravings will be happily satisfied at any time of the day 😜 and you can choose your drink of choice among different style coffees, teas and juices.

After the big success of Rome, the founders and owners of this lucky breakfast heaven café have decided to open their third bakery in Turin too. So what would you like to have? Pancakes, waffles, French toasts or bagels? And how would you like your eggs? What about a slice of a Christmassy bundt or a browny??
Let's face it, even in Turin, a brownie is highly needed 😝
Not to mentions there are vegan options too!

Go to Via Carlo Alberto 24 bis and take a seat at one of the tables, or even better near the windows, relax and enjoy your order. Free wi-fi and charging stations are also available, just in case you need to work, study or simply chat.

Bakery House isn't only for the breakfast and brunch but also for an afternoon snack: many cakes, cookies, bars and cupcakes are always displayed at the counter. Marbled brownies, red velvet cake, chocolate chip cookies and even scones are waiting for you to pair them with your tea, espresso, cappuccino, juice or soda.

Don't be fooled, even though the mission of Bakery House is to make the staples of the American breakfast readily available to you here in Turin, some local flavors and items are also included in the menu. For example, the Piedmont bagel with pulled vitello tonnato, bagnet verd and anchovies is one of the region specialties.

Be reassured that the tea, coffee and egg menu is quite extensive, in fact, you can choose among black, green and herbal teas, Italian style or American coffees and your favorite egg styles.
We love them scrambled and you?

Needless to tell you the list of the bagels includes many kinds and many flavors; everything is freshly baked and made right in the Bakery House kitchen and if you are still in doubt about going or not... give it a try, start with one of their glorious chocolate cupcakes.

Whether you are an American or a fellow European living in Turin, you will simply fall for them: first of all they are topped with perfect berries. Then, as you try the frosting, you instantly realize how light it is in texture, and the high quality of the chocolate. The best match for Turin and her chocolate love affair.
As you proceed to dig into the body of the cupcake, you are already in heaven: soft, most and perfectly balanced.

In one word: scrumptious 😍

... and then why limit yourselves to just one cupcake?
Order something more consistent 😄 both your stomach and mood will rejoice of your choice!

So, mark it down: Bakery House in Via Carlo Alberto 24 bis, in Turin, for all your freshly baked snacks on the go, your emergency cravings, family or friends' brunch, breakfast and even work coffee break. Naturally, their take away containers are super cute too!

The Bakery House hours are here, just remember:
- like many other businesses in Turin, they close on Monday
- make a reservation, especially in the week-end, because just like Turin, you won't easily find a spot a it's a trendy place 😎

As Bakery House is close enough to the Egyptian Museum, believe us when we say the Egyptian mummies would easily eat here too if they were allowed out of the museum 😂

Saturday, December 1, 2018

THE cheese pioneer

In Turin we have many problems and Latteria Bera, in Via San Tommaso 13, right downtown is one of them 😂 
This historic dairy was founded in 1958 by Ms Romola, our friend Chiara's nonna who had always dreamed of owning and managing her own cheese business.

there's always something interesting in the Latteria Bera windows!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

t-day cranberry risotto

An eyelash bat and the Holidays are here!
This is the Thanksgiving Day week for all our American friends celebrating around the world 🙌
As we are often asked for some menu suggestions, today we are sharing our recipe for our cranberry risotto aka the top risotto for  turkey day 👌

Before we head over to the recipe and the wine pairings, we would like to include a short note about cranberries for all our friends who happen to have access to them but have never really bought or tried them.

As one of the native fruits of North America, cranberries are a vital ingredient of the T-day dinner menu and thanks to their many nutritional properties, they have many good benefits for our bodies.  Fresh and dry, they can be used in a variety of recipes, both sweet and savory. Enjoy this short clip about North American cranberries, reminding you they differ from those grown in the European wetlands.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

risotto 101

Risotto is one of the staple foods here in Piedmont and most def one of our comfort foods 🙆 fairly quick and easy to make, it's always a very versatile dish that you can make all year long and that brings everybody together at the table.

Risotto with Barolo red wine by Chef Marco Giachello for the TurinEpi17 cooking class

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

November events in Turin

November is the peak of the Piedmont high tourist season because, even though we are at the very end of the harvest in the wine country districts, in Turin though, there are countless of cool events 🙆

Among our very many exhibits, fests and art appointments, we do really have a very full agenda for many different budgets, tastes and flavors!!
We came up with our top 5 events that have been happening in Turin for so many editions we lost the count. Most are always held in the same part of the month, others unfortunately change every year but they get presented in July so you can sort of plan ahead.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Piedmont fritto misto

In Piedmont, the colder months of the year traditionally translates into a fried feast. From porcini mushrooms to savory and fried meats up to fruit and fried sweets, because virtually anything can make up the fritto misto alla piemontese or mixed fried dish à la Piedmontese ðŸ‘Œ

Photo courtesy of Sale e Pepe

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

October in Turin

Fall is high season in Piedmont thanks to the white truffle hunt season and the international truffle fair in Alba. Also the harvest slowly moves from the white to the full-bodied red wines. But what about Turin? What do people do?

Actually, people love to be in Turin in October and November because there are endless things to do and for all kinds of budgets!