The Slow Food Show: Salone del Gusto 2012 in Turin Italy

Residences of the Royal House of Savoy (Italy)
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The Slow Food Show: Salon del Gusto is a mecca for artisinal food and wine lovers in Turin, Italy.

WHEN: The event takes place between October 25-29, 2012.

WHERE: Lingotto Fiere at Via Nizza 280 in Turin, Italy.

Buy TICKETS here.

Salone del Gusto - rice

Salone del Gusto – rice (Photo credit: Mammaoca2008)

Salone del gusto - fish

Salone del gusto – fish (Photo credit: Mammaoca2008)

Nebbiolo has a long history in the Alba region...

“Slow Food’s approach to agriculture, food production and gastronomy is based on a concept of food quality defined by three interconnected principles:

GOOD a fresh and flavorsome seasonal diet that satisfies the senses and is part of our local culture;

CLEAN food production and consumption that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health;

FAIR accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for small-scale producers.”

Salone del Gusto - foie gras

Salone del Gusto – foie gras (Photo credit: Mammaoca2008)

Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre: A Single Event in 2012 with a network of food communities made up of producers, chefs, Taste Workshops and educational activities. Terra Madre is a network of food communities committed to producing quality food in a responsible and sustainable manner.

TURIN, ITALY - MAY 11:  The philosophy of life...

TURIN, ITALY – MAY 11: The philosophy of life of slow food is displayed at the ‘La citta’ visibile’ during the 2012 International Book Fair of Torino (Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino) on May 11, 2012 in Turin, Italy. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Torino, Monte dei Cappuccini e chiesa Gran Mad...

Torino, Monte dei Cappuccini e chiesa Gran Madre de Dio [Turin, Italy] (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

“Three pavilions  will be devoted to the Italian Marketplace, with over 200 Slow Food Presidia products and hundreds of exhibitors organized by region. Each region will offer some their specialty dishes in ‘osterias’, giving you the chance to experience authentic cuisines from across the peninsula in just a few days.”
The Oval Olympic Arena will host the International Marketplace  where participants can sample hundreds of unique products from Slow Food’s projects and campaigns around the world.  A street foodarea will serve up specialties from around the world.

The Italian grape variety Nebbiolo known for t...

The Italian grape variety Nebbiolo known for the Piedmont wine of Barolo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There will be Taste Workshops led by producers, chefs, winemakers and brewers. At the Theater of Taste, watch chefs from around the world prepare cuisine.

Food & Wine

Food & Wine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Enoteca will feature more than 1,200 Italian wines with Dinner Events prepared by an international selection of chefs in restaurants in Turin and the surrounding countryside.

A photo showing the characteristic coloring of...

A photo showing the characteristic coloring of the Italian wine Barolo made from the Nebbiolo grapes in the Piedmont region. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Great Reserve Barolos for Aging is a tribute to the region of Piedmont. This tasting will showcase vintages from the early 2000s.

Tickets for the event available here:

http://eventistore.slowfood.it/pagine/eng/store/evento.lasso?cod=LG001

Nebbiolo planted in Novara and Vercelli region...

Nebbiolo planted in Novara and Vercelli region of northern Piedmont tend to produce lighter and earthier wines. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Tram in Turin, Italy Italiano: Tram T...

English: Tram in Turin, Italy Italiano: Tram Tipo 2800 – 2ª Serie a Torino (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the Italian wine region of Piedmont

In the Italian wine region of Piedmont (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visit historic patisseries and cafes in Turin. Historic castles and villas in and around Turin will offer dinners prepared by chefs from around the world.

Italian wine made from Nebbiolo in Piedmont

Italian wine made from Nebbiolo in Piedmont (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There will be a series of free Conferences addressing issues related to preserving a healthy food system including the ramifications of climate change and urban agriculture to animal welfare, biodiversity and indigenous people.

English: Coat of arms of Turin, Italy Italiano...

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Salone del Gusto - Leone candies (I love their...

Salone del Gusto – Leone candies (I love their boxes) (Photo credit: Mammaoca2008)

Download the full program or browse all the events. Here’s the calendar.

Space is limited for the Taste Workshops, Theatre of Taste, Meetings with the Makers, Master of Food and Dinner Date events, so make reservations ASAP!

Follow them on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag: #SaloneDelGusto

The Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi, in Niche...

The Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi, in Nichelino, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Salone del gusto - know your cheese

Salone del gusto – know your cheese (Photo credit: Mammaoca2008)

While you’re in Piedmonte, go to the truffle market in the town of Alba.  Have some Barbera wine in this charming town. Consider some Barbaresco made from a base of 95% Nebbiolo grapes or try some Barolo, the” king of wines” in Piedmonte.

Book a Chocolate beauty day at the Acqui Terme Spa. Acqui Terme is one of the principle winemaking towns for Brachetto d’Acqui wine.

English: turin italy piazza castello

English: turin italy piazza castello (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Madonna and Child (1440-1445), tempera on pane...

Madonna and Child (1440-1445), tempera on panel. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the middle of the 16th century, the Savoys built a number of castles, villas and hunting lodges in and around Turin creating a UNESCO World Heritage complex. Turin is the largest city in the hilly region of Piedmont. It was historically under Austro-Hungarian domination www.turismotorino.org.   The  amazing residences of the Royal House of Savoy include the Palazzo Reale, the Royal Armory, the Library and Stables.

Adoration of the Magi by Fra Angelico and Fili...

Adoration of the Magi by Fra Angelico and Filippo Lippi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visit the Pinocoteca dell’Accademia Albertina and the Galleria Sabauda for Renaissance art. Bellini, Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi masterpieces can be found in these galleries.

Fra Filippo Lippi - The Doctors of the Church ...

Fra Filippo Lippi – The Doctors of the Church – WGA13177 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The original Holy Shroud (Sacra Sindone) of Turin is kept in Turin’s Duomo in a silver casket inside a marble coffer. The replica is available for viewing. Carbon testing in the late 1980’s indicated that the shroud dates back to the 12th century; so it apparently was not wrapped around Christ after his crucifixion. Visit the  museum of the Holy Shroud  on Via San Domenico.

Fra Filippo Lippi - Sts Gregory and Jerome (de...

Fra Filippo Lippi – Sts Gregory and Jerome (detail) – WGA13182 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To learn more about Italy visit www.vino-con-vista.com

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5 responses to “The Slow Food Show: Salone del Gusto 2012 in Turin Italy

  1. Slow Food is an art in Turin. Even better than Paris.

    The divine weather of 30 degrees (In the rainy season!) made the trip.
    Turin is a city to stroll about, savoring the history and culture as much as the food.

    Next trip will be for the Salone del Gusto. Thanks for the tip.
    Cheers
    Hunter

  2. RRREEEAAAAALLLLYYYYY wish I could be at this event. Looks incredible!

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