Category: Food & Wine

Guide to food and wines in Italy

Some exclusive places in Turin

ancora-267x180Arriving in Turin, you have to find the places which are considered the top, where you can go to enjoy a drink with friends or to have dinner with businessmen.

“L’Ancora”, for example, is a very nice place where you can taste fish, both as an aperitivo (happy hour) or food to buy. In fact, Roberta and Daniele, the young couple who runs the place, is very good in making culinary innovation.

Moreover, the quality of food, the sustainability of the fish market and the valorization of less valuable fish are the three secret ingredients of the couple.

How to make a homemade polenta

POLENTA-222x180If you are in Italy and you like cooking, do not miss the chance to prepare a typical Italian winter dish: the polenta (cornmeal in English).

In order to prepare it, you have to buy the polenta in the supermarket, which has to be added to the other ingredients: water, salt and butter. Of course you can mix some other food with it, such as the gorgonzola (blu cheese in English), which is delicious, sausage or ragù.

You can easily choose according to your taste, since the cornmeal can be served alone or with some other food.

The specialties of Saluzzo

saluzzo-267x180The specialties you can taste in Saluzzo are several, and they can all satisfy your taste.

Starting from the simple dishes of Piedmontese tradition to the new and creative recipes, in fact, you can find something you like and, at the same time, you can learn something new from the territories.

The Piedmontese beef, for example, is renowned for its taste and high nutrition content and the white hen of Saluzzo, an autochthonal breed, has recently been rediscovered and prized.

The American touch in Turin

857-267x180Some locals in Turin are typically Italian, but luckily for tourists there are also some American ones. The most elegant and sophisticated is “Gramsci”, which is directly inspired by the very famous clubs in New York. In fact, it features a refined interior design, which looks like a mix of several different styles mixed together to give birth to a metropolitan result.

This restaurant is popular not only for its central position in the heart of Turin, but also because it is a meeting point for businessmen during lunch time. If you are looking for a pleasant and tasty break, this is the best place where you can go to.