• Renata Haidle

Travel Wish List: Turin, Italy

Turin, Italy. Photo by Massimiliano Morosinotto on Unsplash

Raise your hand if you love Nutella. How about vermouth? Slow food? Your espresso machine? Do you know what they all have in common? They were born in Turin - Piedmont's capital and a city rich in cultural and architectural treasures.

Galleria Subalpina, Turin. Photo by Leif Järvinen on Unsplash

For the last seven years, Lucia Hanau has been hosting Turin Epicurean, a gastronomic festival that attracts food and wine bloggers, journalists, designers, wine producers, artisans, and travel experts. This week I was supposed to join Lucia and other Italian aficionados in beautiful Turin, to explore the city and get a literal taste of what this region has to offer.

Like many other events, Turin Epicurean 2020 was canceled and had to be moved online. I joined Lucia yesterday for an Instagram live chat, where we talked, among many other things, about what makes a good Italian olive oil, how to bake a great focaccia, and where to find Brachetto, the wine that Marcus Antonius used to seduce Cleopatra (not passing judgement but I suspect the act would be severely condemned today). Click on the video below to watch on IGTV. The video is also available on my YouTube channel.

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