Bonjourno form Turin

Anyone who travels knows there will always be hiccups along the way. Between briefly losing my iPad, a couple of flight delays, (shout out to the Aliatlia employee who insisted I arrive in Turin with my luggage), and a lack of wifi access, there you have the 24 hours that it took for me to get here.

I'm here now, and have found some wifi, so all is good. I did walk the Gardens at La Vernane Reale, the UNESCO World Heritage site where I'm staying, My studio apt., which is very modern, is directlty across the piazza from the castle's entrance. This is the view from my balcony.

Today is the opening day of Salone del Gusto Terra Madre, and on my schedule is attending my Theater of Taste event where Fulvio Pierangelini will be creating his famous dish, Chickpea Puree with Shrimp inan amphitheater setting while video cameras capture his craft from all angles. The images will be projected on screens in the theater, and a taste sample, paired some wine will conclude the event.

Later, I will be taking a Personal Shopping Tour with a guide from Slow Food International's University ofGastronomic Sciences. We will be touring the producers at the Marketplace from the Umbria region, which is the heel of the boot, hearing them talk about their process, and there will be a tasting at the end, and I recipe booklet supplied.


That's it for now.