Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Moscato d'Asti Docg

The Halloween week marks the beginning of a series of celebrations and what's a better wine to toast on than the amazing Moscato d'Asti Docg??

Monday, October 27, 2014

Karen Rossi's Turin memories

Karen Rossi, a digital friend of ours from Boston, has very kindly accepted to type down her memories of Turin when she was studying abroad!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Walter Dang and his ode to the woman

A couple of days ago we sat down with Walter Dang for an informal chat about what’s really behind his fashion and his creative process.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Turin's green soul

The agriculture and tourism offices of the Piedmont regional government have put together an interesting itinerary that highlights the urban gardens in Turin and its suburbs.
This is a great occasion to see how the city is embracing new trends and reacting to the population needs. Some of the points of this itinerary are already well known to the city residents as they are already part of their lives, others came as a total surprise.

see the farmer got the cover of a Japanese magazine!
Starting from the city, the first lag in our exploration of Turin's green soul was the farmers' section of the Porta Palazzo Market in the Borgo Dora neighborhood. Unlike the rest of the market, in this section the farmers directly sell what they grow or make, being produce or cheese. One of the farmers is so picturesque that international TV stations and journalists made him into a real celebrity!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Peace arsenal & writing school

Just like the kitchen is the beating heart of any Italian house, Turin's kitchen is in the Porta Palazzo Market, the largest open air market of Europe, located right down-town  and where all the different cultural groups meet daily to shop. Not only the larger streets leading to the market such as Via Garibaldi, the hipster tiny piazzas, where the locals go for a drink and an apericena (tapas like meal), but also the lanes around the market hide a lot of interesting things.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Around the market

the lanes of the Balon flea market behind the Porta Palazzo market

Via Garibaldi with the Christmas lights

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Porta Palazzo market

Porta Palazzo market in Turin is the largest open-air market in Europe! 
Giuseppe Culicchia, who was our guest at Turin Epicurean Capital 2014 as a representative Turin author, wrote in his book Torino e' casa mia or Turin is my home, that the Porta Palazzo market is actually Turin's kitchen.

Monday, October 6, 2014

A Royal Harvest in Turin

It is that time of the year when Piedmont becomes popular especially among the world's wine lovers: the harvest. And Turin being one of the very few cities in the world to have a urban vineyard surely makes it a special destination!
Last week it was harvest week-end at the Unesco World Heritage Site Villa della Regina or the Queen's Villa so we decided to go and take a peek.

Turin seen from Villa della Regina during the harvest

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Slow Food Market of the Earth

It's been now a few years that in Turin and in Piedmont Slow Food organizes an Market of the Earth or Mercato della Terra, as we say in Italian. Having met Leo Rieser, the organizer of the Market of the Earth in Turin, we decided to go and take a peek ourselves.

Val di Susa honeys, jams and preserves

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Gabiano DOC

Like Rubino di Cantavenna, Gabiano is another extremely limited production from the Monferrato area. Gabiano is actually also the name of the municipality where the vineyards are.

Monferrato wine productions