Terra Madre in… Town, and Piedmont

Aurora, Barriera di Milano, Borgo Vittoria, Borgo San Paolo, Centro, Crocetta, Lingotto, Madonna del Pilone, Mirafiori Sud, Regio Parco, San Donato, San Salvario…

Scrolling through the calendar of activities programmed as part of “Terra Madre In,” (the activities by Slow Food outside of Lingotto as well as submissions from the “I Am Terra Madre” call), it’s clear that one of the guiding characteristics of this edition of Salone del Gusto will be the many diverse cultural offerings from across the city’s neighborhoods. The count is already at over 100 activities, and this is just the start.

Here are some suggestions, but we recommend browsing the calendar to find all the activities offered.

Festivals

Mirafiori Sud and San Pietro in Vincoli are two destinations not to be missed. They will be hosting not just events, but whole festivals—Mirafiori h24 and Siediti Vicino a Me respectively—with many different activities planned. You might, for example, choose to take part in one of the “Mani in Pasta” collective self-production workshops in which the elderly ladies of Mirafiori will be teaching participants how to make different shapes of fresh pasta, or sign up for the “Mirafiori Green Tour,” a guided walk through the neighborhood’s green spaces, retracing its agricultural history from past to present.

Or why not experience one of the events—theatre shows, interactive discussions, literary readings, concerts and workshops—organized by the A.C.T.I. Teatri Indipendenti, Almateatro and Tedacà companies to reflect on the themes of migration, co-existence and encounter? The aim of the Siediti Vicino a Me (“sit down next to me”) festival is to bring together in a participatory way the native Italian population, citizens from different places who over the years have become Italian, second-generation migrants and people recently arrived in Turin who live in reception centers.

Guided tours

If you’d like to get to know the city better, Turismo Torino e Provincia will be organizing guided walking and cycling tours that will take in royal residences, baroque churches and local food-producing companies. Migrantour from Porta Palazzo will be offering an alternative reading of the city through the many different stories of migration that have contributed to its social, cultural, economic and urban development. Moreover, Tour DiVini  and Slow Food convivia of Piedmont have collaborated for 15 different slow itineraries. They will be available from 15 to 30 September.

Dinners, Workshops, Debates

There will also be debates, anti-waste workshops, interactive experiences (fancy learning how to make your own vermouth?) and competitions for professional and amateur cooks. Tables will be set for dinners and lunches on rooftops (Casa Ozanam) and in courtyards (Alma Terra) to highlight the value of integration and the richness of sharing, but also in the sumptuous halls of the city’s historic buildings (Palazzo Ceriana Mayneri), where for once the focus will be on left-handed diners.

The program is expanding every day, with new exciting and diverse activities being added. Keep checking back for the latest updates!

21 September - other dates available
Torino-Aurora // San Pietro in Vincoli

Sit down next to me

In the Porta Palazzo neighborhood, specifically in the San Pietro in Vincoli zona Teatro, Arsenale della Pace-Sermig and Cottolengo spaces, Siediti Vicino a Me (“Sit down next to me”) is a festival featuring performances, readings, talks, debates, convivial moments, concerts […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Madonna del Pilone // Nina Kids

Tugò – Playing with Food and Senses

Touch, hearing, sight, smell… and taste! All of our senses can be educated, from a very early age. TUGO® is a sensory experience inspired by the thinking of educator Maria Montessori and has been designed to help children understand the […]

20 September
Torino-Nuvola Lavazza // Museo Lavazza
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Tierra Origins: An Aromatic Journey Through Sustainable Blends

Learn more about this important sustainability venture, strongly backed by Lavazza, which works with coffee-growing communities in Honduras, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, India and Tanzania. Hear the rich stories that lie behind ¡Tierra! while tasting single-origin coffees and blends prepared in […]

20 September
Torino-Eataly // Sala Punt e Mes
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Amidst Lombardy’s Pastures: Raw Milk and No Starter Cultures

Some of the best cheeses in Italy hail from the malghe, or dairy farms, of Lombardy’s alpine chain. These cheeses are characterized by production at high-altitude, healthy cows on a diet of fresh mountain herbs, and traditional processing without the […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Caffè storici aderenti all'iniziativa //

Merenda Reale: A Royal Treat

Have a royal snack in Turin. The Merenda Reale® in the city’s historic cafés and the cafés of the royal residences offers a unique opportunity to sample a rich hot chocolate or a Bicerin (a typical coffee drink of Turin), […]

20 September
Torino-Eataly // Sala Punt e Mes

Rock & Roll Is Vintage: Barrel Aging, American Style

When it comes to beer, why not barrel aging, In addition to its IPAs and APAs, two of the most common West-Coast brewing styles, Firestone Walker is famous for its use of wooden barrels. This Californian brewery was founded in […]

20 September
Torino-Palazzo Giunta Regionale // Sala Vino
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Terroir: Bruno Paillard, Profound Champagnes with Minimal Dosage

Alice Paillard, manager of Maison Bruno Paillard, and Luca Cuzziol, importer of premium wine, will lead us through a tasting of four types of Champagne Blanc de Blancs from the magical world of the Bruno Paillard estate, in Reims. In […]

20 September
Torino-Palazzo Giunta Regionale // Sala Liquidi

Barolo di Monforte interpreted Domenico Clerico

The Domenico Clerico winery was established in Monforte in 1978. Now, 40 years on, and just over a year after the untimely death of its founder, we are offering a tasting that reflects the character and tenacity of one of […]

20 September
Torino-Nuvola Lavazza // Museo Lavazza
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Italian Espresso Becomes Dessert

Espresso can be enjoyed as it is, but simple, creative and fun recipes can also transform it into a delicious component in desserts and drinks. We’ll be showing you some of them in this workshop, packed with preparation tricks and […]

20 September
Torino-Palazzo Giunta Regionale // Sala Vino

Pieropan Master of Soave

Pieropan and Soave are inseparable: It is impossible to think of this winery without thinking of its territory, and vice versa. Leonildo Pieropan, who passed away just days before Vinitaly 2018, nourished a great love for his region, surrounded by […]

20 September
Torino-Palazzo Giunta Regionale // Sala Liquidi

Maestri del Cocktail: Manhattan with a Piedmontese Twist

That vermouth finds itself at home in Piedmont is well known, as is the fact that mixology relies heavily on this magnificent product. Without this aromatized and fortified wine, we would have neither the Manhattan nor the Negroni. But what […]

20 September
Torino-Centro // Ristorante del Cambio
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Dinner in the Cambio Cellars

This historic restaurant in central Turin’s Piazza Carignano, with its ornate dining room dedicated to Cavour, now offers one of the most interesting dining experiences in the city and beyond, thanks to the skill of Matteo Baronetto, a chef who […]

20 September
Torino-Eataly // Sala dei 200
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Ana Roš: Border Cuisine

Proclaimed the world’s best female chef of 2017 by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Ana Roš maintains her reputation thanks to the extraordinary cuisine that she offers in her restaurant, Hiša Franko, in Kobarid, in the upper Soča valley close […]

21 September
Torino-Nuvola Lavazza // Museo Lavazza
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Siphon, Pour-Over, AeroPress: The New Frontiers of Coffee Extraction

Coffee preparation methods abound, some ancient and traditional, others recently developed.Cold-brew, siphon, AeroPress and pour-over are just some of the new trends from around the world. Discover—or rediscover—alternative methods for extracting coffee. The ideal workshop for a curious and demanding […]

21 September
Torino-Centro // Casa Aste Bolaffi
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Vertical Tasting: Chateau Musar, Beyond Lebanon

Chateau Musar was founded by Gaston Hochar in 1930 and made famous by his son, Serge, who continued to produce distinctive wines even during the civil war that raged in Lebanon for 15 years. Today, Chateau Musar is considered a […]

21 September
Torino-Palazzo Giunta Regionale // Sala Vino

Mixed Fermentation: a journey among the sours beers of the Flanders

Flemish Red Ales, produced in the Flanders in the heart of Belgium, are very distinctive beers. According to many technical characteristics and elaborate aging in oak vats make them the link between wine and beer. Here we’ll discover together the […]

21 September
Torino-Eataly // Sala Punt e Mes

Shaped by the Seasons: Modena’s Traditional Balsamic Vinegar

Two ingredients combine to make Modena’s traditional balsamic vinegar. First, must pressed from varieties of grapes typical of the area, cooked over a direct flame in open cauldrons. Second, time, as the vinegar ages with the slow passing of the […]

21 September
Torino-Eataly // Sala Punt e Mes
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Unusual Pairings: Whiskey and Cheeses from the British Isles

A taste of the British Isles in Italy The Whiskey Club Italia was founded to create a network of professionals with skills and knowledge in the world of spirits. Over the years they have organized many events, tastings, and activities […]

21 September
Torino-Centro // Casa Aste Bolaffi
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Vertical Tasting: 50 years of Bertani Amarone

This historic Valpolicella winery was founded in 1857 by two brothers, Gaetano and Giovan Battista Bertani. Over more than 150 years, the ownership, the enologists, and the agronomists have changed, but the production style has remained unaltered. Bertani produces highly […]

21 September
Torino-Palazzo Giunta Regionale // Sala Liquidi

Maestri di Cocktail: Good Things to Drink From Veneto

From Jerry Thomas’s 1862 The Bon-Vivant’s Companion to later mixology manuals, thousands of recipes that have shaped the history of cocktails: for the martini, the negroni, the old-fashioned, not to mention the cosmopolitan, the mai tai and the bloody mary… […]

21 September
Torino-Centro // Ristorante del Cambio
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Back to School with Matteo Baronetto

A unique opportunity for food lovers: Matteo Baronetto, chef at the Michelin-starred Del Cambio, will be opening the doors of his kitchen to a few fortunate enthusiasts. They will be able to participate in a cooking technique class led by […]

21 September
Torino-Barriera di Milano // Edit

From Rice Paddy Field to Table, Commodity to Pop Art

The many sides to rice, Food technologist Michele Perinotti will lead you on a rice-themed journey, from cultivation to processing. Then the Costardi Bros (Christian and Manuel), Michelin-starred chefs who run the kitchens at Edit, will take you through how […]

21 September
Torino-Nuvola Lavazza // Museo Lavazza
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Italy’s Regional Coffees

An exploration of the tradition of Italian coffee and the different consumption habits that characterize the country, to keep their memory alive and honor the pleasure they bring. Starting from this concept of diversity, and quality ingredients, Lavazza proposes a […]

21 September
Torino-Eataly // Sala Punt e Mes
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The Diversity of Barbera

The many sides of the Piemontese wine Barbera is a key variety in Piedmont, grown across the Langhe and the Monferrato, crossing the Alba hills in the province of Cuneo before arriving, via the Monferrato Astigiano, to the Monferrato Casalese […]

21 September
Torino-Centro // Casa Aste Bolaffi
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Terroir: Marcel Deiss, Terroirs d’Alsace

Jean-Michel Deiss, assisted by his son, Mathieu, runs the family business with the style that has always characterized this estate. Exponents of complantation (the art of planting more than one variety in the same vineyard, and the oldest vine cultivation […]

21 September
Torino-Palazzo Giunta Regionale // Sala Liquidi

Beyond Brewing: The Art of Beer Blending

The world of craft beer is not made up only of great brewers, but also an emerging category of those who do not produce, but blend. Often thanks to a careful use of wooden barrels, the blending process produces new […]

21 September
Torino-Eataly // Sala dei 200
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Villa Maiella: New Flavors of Abruzzo

Come and experience the renowned cuisine of Villa Maiella, interpreted by Arcangelo Tinari, the culinary heir of the extraordinary Tinari family. Drawing on his four years of experience in Laguiole, France, at Michel Bras’s Le Suquet (three Michelin stars), Arcangelo […]

22 September
Torino-Centro // Ufficio del Turismo – Piazza Castello

Turin for First-Timers

Welcome to Turin, Come along on a guided tour that will introduce you to the city’s 2,000-plus years of history, from Roman times to its magnificence as Italy’s first capital to the dynamism of the present day. Discover Turin’s baroque […]

22 September
Torino-Nuvola Lavazza // Museo Lavazza
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Coffee Makers: The History of the Coffee Pots

Along with Lavazza and Enrico Maltoni, an expert and collector of vintage coffee machines, we’ll trace back 400 years of coffee-making history, from the first rudimentary pots to caffettiere in simple or ornate copper and brass, from cucccume to elegant […]

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