Sunday, July 25, 2021

a royal tour of Turin

To close this 8th edition of Turin Epicurean Capital we did want to give you a taste of our royal legacy and how we live it nonchalantly on a daily basis.

We are indeed surrounded by art and history, and yet we can't help marveling at what we have!

Follow Lucia in her sample tour starting in Piazza Castello where we have 2 royal palaces: the one for the King or Palazzo Reale and the one for the Queen or Palazzo Madama. Don't underestimate the collections of this last one as you are allowed to the stacks too! 

Look at more pictures and get a sense of what our second edition looked like back in 2015 when we visited Palazzo Madama here.
Our friend and Turinepi19 guest Dr Reine Dugas and her son Jake were soo impressed: read her post here πŸ˜

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Rosa Serafino since 1875

When you make it to Turin you'll soon realize that it is indeed a bottomless treasure chest full of hidden gems! In this 8th edition of Turin Epicurean Capital we just wanted to give you a glimpse over a tiny part of our precious places and we did want to include one of the oldest herbal shops in town, the only one founded by a woman back in the 19th century.

Rosa Serafino founded her herbal shop or l'erboristeria della Consolata in Piazza della Consolata 5 in front of the famous Basilica, back in 1875 and her shop is still in the same location and preserves its original wood furniture.

A real stargate to a world and a time already gone, where there is no need of a/c in the summer thanks to the special microclimate this old building provides. Giulia, a graduate in herbal sciences accepted to tell us about their products and history.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Bicerin: history, coffee, chocolate

A visit to Turin without stopping by Al Bicerin for a bicerin - Turin staple coffee drink - or a hot or cold chocolate wouldn't be complete!

For this 8th edition of Turin Epicurean Capital we met with Mr Alberto Landi, president of the association Locali Storici d'Italia or Italian Historical Italian Businesses and also owner and current manager of the oldest coffee house in Turin and it nearby chocolate shop.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Miretti's coffee roastery

Turin has always had an old and rooted coffee culture tradition and right in Turin are based many industrial coffee brands, like Lavazza and Vergnano.

From this hot drink comes our local coffee house love and the passion for artisan coffee so for this 8th editon of Turin Epicurean Capital we are sharing with you 'the other side' of Bar Gelateria Miretti, in Corso Matteotti 5, here in Turin.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Miretti's gelato

If you have been following us for a while you all already know about Lucia's love for gelato, so it doesn't come as a surprise that artisan gelato is always part of Turin Epicurean Capital πŸ˜
For this 8th edition we went back to Bar Gelateria Miretti in Corso Matteotti 5, here in Turin!

This is a real gelato heaven 🌈 and both our guests and us never tire of trying their new flavors as well as their classics.
Mr Leonardo La Porta is an award winning Master Gelato Maker πŸ¦and the master mind of this very famous gelato shop in Turin 😎

Monday, July 12, 2021

Chef Justin Yip and pastries

This 8th edition of Turin Epicurean Capital has been a rich one as it came double to celebrate the Italian victory πŸ† of the Euro 2020 ⚽

For turinepi21 we decided to share some of the turinepi experiences our guests enjoy when they come over to Turin and live the city like locals.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

turinepi21 w Myanmar / Burma

This 8th edition of Turin Epicurean Capital is dedicated to and in support of the people of Myanmar who underwent the coup and who are still fighting for their democracy everyday 😰

With them in mind, all the turinepi21 vids show Lucia wearing the work of a talented Burmese tailor🧡 - sarta in italiano - based in Yangon.

Follow our friends ➡️ New Education Highway on their IG to know what happens in Burma as it is quite hard to get their news in other countries. Read about and get to know some of the activists and may peace πŸ•Š democracy, economical stability AND health be re-established soon πŸ™