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!

19 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Torino Province – Val di Susa

A chance to visit Val di Susa and discover its incredible mountain agriculture, rare local vines, and olive groves. This trip will take you about 50 kilometers from Turin and will include visits to local farms and guided tastings of […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Cuneo Province – Cuneo’s High Valleys

The charm of Cuneo’s high valleys: mountain agriculture and the Mondovì plateau. We will explore Val Casotto, a small village ideal for savoring the slow life, and taste Piedmontese cheeses and alluringly soft butter. Then we will go to Vola […]

19 September
Torino-Centro // Ristorante del Cambio
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A stellar dinner: Paolo Casagrande and Matteo Baronetto, between Barcelona and Turin

Matteo Baronetto, chef at Del Cambio restaurant in Turin, hosts Paolo Casagrande, an Italian chef whose Barcelona restaurant, Lasarte, has three Michelin stars, to bring you a stellar inaugural dinner. Paolo Casagrande, born in Veneto, offers simple but refined dishes in […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Alessandria and Pellizza da Volpedo – Timorasso

Tortona’s wild hills, timorasso wine, and Pellizza da Volpedo. This trip explores Tortona’s gastronomic and cultural highlights. Wine: We will taste timorasso, a wine made from a local grape variety that was almost lost but has recently experienced a revival. […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Asti Province – Monferrato

The Monferrato hills and wines, grignolino and moscato. Travel with us to the relaxing Monferrato hills where we will taste classic local products. We will visit a winery renowned for its production of the fresh, highly esteemed grignolino. Then we […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Cuneo Province – Barbaresco and Roero

The fascinating terroirs of Barbaresco and Roero. We will begin in the medieval city of Alba and continue the morning with tastings of sweets based on the tonda gentile hazelnut and a glass of Barbaresco to sip with a panorama […]

22 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Cuneo Province – Alba, Langhe and Roero

Alba, Langhe, and Roero: wines and nighttime truffle hunting. Our journey will begin with a guided tour of Alba’s medieval center. Then we will take walk among the vineyards and have guided tastings of local wines, including barolo, barbaresco, roero, […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Mirafiori Sud //

All Slow Food Mirafiori All Day

An entire day inspired by Slow Food, with activities organized from morning to night in different locations around Mirafiori Sud, with the idea of revealing different corners of this neighborhood on the margins of the city. The program involves a […]

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 - other dates available
Torino-Residenze reali aderenti all'iniziativa //

Royal Senses and Masters of Taste

Experience the Royal Turin, through a visit and a tasting. From September 12 to 30, the royal residences have organized a series of activities dedicated to the sense of taste. The unusual visit will offer a unique experience and conclude […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Centro // Ufficio del Turismo – Piazza Castello

Made in Turin: A Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Want to see how top-quality food products are made? Join this special “Made in Turin” tour, running from September 17 to 24, for an exclusive peek behind the scenes to see food production in action. It’s easy to participate: check […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Mirafiori Sud // Cittadella Politecnica del Design e della Mobilità Sostenibile

Fighting Food Waste Design: our work in progress

For the first time, the work of Fighting Food Waste Design will be on display to the public. This on-going educational, research and action project on food supply chains is organized by the Architecture and Design Department and financed by […]

20 September
Torino-Nuvola Lavazza // Museo Lavazza

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 - other dates available
Torino-Nuvola Lavazza // Museo Lavazza

Museo Lavazza: A Surprising Journey Through the History of Coffee

An unusual journey, full of surprises, to discover coffee in all its forms. This interactive exhibition shares the story of a company that has grown from a small family business to worldwide fame. Five rooms take visitors from the family […]

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

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-Borgo Vittoria // Casa Ozanam

Recipes for Integration

Casa Ozanam, a former industrial building in the heart of Borgo Vittoria, hosts many activities for local residents. For Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, the industrial spaces of the Fonderie Ozanam will be taken over by Italian and international chefs […]

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-Centro // Fior Food Coop

From PDOs to Monocultivars: Extravergine is served

Extravergine, one of the most interesting Fior Fiore Coop projects, aims to promote high quality extra virgin olive oils: from terroir-based PDOs such as Umbria Colli Martani, Terra di Bari and Val di Mazara from Sicily, to single-variety products made […]

20 September
Torino-Nuvola Lavazza // Museo Lavazza

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-Centro // Palazzo Reale – Enoteca

Alberto Arlunno, the Bard of Ghemme

The Antichi Vigneti di Cantalupo cellar represents the history of Ghemme and Alberto Arlunno, at its helm since the early 1980s, is the denomination’s historical memory. His wines are elegant and terroir-based with a sharp mineral streak. At this workshop […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Barriera di Milano // ex-Incet

A Special Edition of Esperienza Vermouth

Esperienza Vermouth is an interactive workshop that traces the history of one of Piedmont’s most typical products while giving participants the chance to make their own vermouth. Introducing guests to the world of this fortified wine flavored with botanicals is […]

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 - other dates available
Torino-Barriera di Milano // Sala Scicluna

Looking for Common Roots in Terra Madre

At Sala Scicluna, located in the Barriera di Milano, a multi-ethnic neighborhood committed to fostering social inclusion, the photographic exhibition by the author Paolo Tarenghi presents the rural environment of the Terra Madre countries. During this exhibition there will be […]

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 - other dates available
Torino-Nizza Millefonti // Barrito

Lentil As Anything in Torino – Why Not?

The Lentil Committee in Turin offers Terra Madre Salone del Gusto visitors the Australian experience of “Lentil as Anything” solidarity restaurants. They are not ordinary soup kitchens, at these places, high quality food is cooked by excellent chefs with local […]

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