Food tasting in Turin
Turin is the home of grissini (bread sticks), vermouth and gianduja chocolate.
Typical dishes are agnolotti del plin, small squares of pasta filled with meat and vegetables and topped with gravy and sage; soups like the tofeja; the rabbit dish coniglio alla canavesana; gigot, meat cooked in a bronze pot; and, of course, bagna caoda, a warm dip served with fresh vegetables. Other local favorites include cheeses, pinerolese mushrooms, and chestnuts from the Val di Susa.
The tour of gastronomic delights concludes with a wide range of desserts: the famous baci di dama, nocciolini of Chivasso, biscotti della duchessa, the crispy torcetti di Agliè, Andrate e Lanzo, melia pastries, biscuits made with corn flour, amaretti of Castellamonte and, of course, gianduja chocolate, well-known and appreciated around the world.
The bicerin is a delicious drink native Turin made with coffee, chocolate and cream; it pairs perfectly with the bonet, an amaretti and chocolate dessert.
Finally, this area boasts excellent wines, in particular, strong reds: Barbera, Barolo, Nebbiolo and Freisa di Chieri.