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Food Tours

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Join one of our food tours and culinary tours  with five food tastings in Alba, Asti and Turin led by a certified tour guide.

 

Discover the culinary traditions of Piedmont in Italy, one of the most renowned and elaborated culinary scenes of Italy, nothing like the rest of the Country. While, as Italians, we all enjoy eating tomato sauce, pizza and spaghetti, Piedmont’s traditional recipes have ancient roots in our history, with a touch of French influence and ingredients coming from a continental region in close proximity of the Mediterranean coast.

 

Therefore there is a lot to learn, new flavors to taste and many stories to be revealed in our food tours.

 

There is always a story, an agricultural technique or a fun fact behind most of the products we use in our cuisine that the tour guide will reveal as you enjoy our food tastings.

 

Many recipes have seen an evolution throughout centuries but the taste has not changed and some ingredients used in the past still are nowadays present in many dishes: it is the case of salted anchovies, once carried by legendary merchants from the Ligurian coast to the mainland.

 

The Piedmont region of Italy – or Piemonte as Italians say – is the birthplace of the Slow Food movement and it had a strong French influence in the past. Nonetheless, being located between the Mediterranean coast and the Alps, the food you’ll eat here has nothing to do with the average Italian food you may already be familiar with.

 

Learn more about Slow Food Presidia in Italy

 

 

How food tours work

We selected the best old-fashioned bakeriescheese shopsorganic market food stalls, home-cooking take-away and historic coffee bars to offer you a journey through foodwine and history: our food tours always include the most relevant sights of the town we visit alternating some history and art with at least five food tastings.

 

The amount of food served equals and exceeds your lunch needs!

 

Ideal to get a complete introduction to the sophisticated culinary scene of Piedmont, our food tours do not only offer the chance to eat some unique gourmet delights but also to fully appreciate the local culture. In facts, food and history are strictly connected to each other and during our food tour you get a better understanding on the intricate origins of our ingredients.

 

Go to our article about “grissini” – breadsticks

 

Where would you like to book our food tour?