"Salone del Gusto" Slow Food Festival in Turin is a contemporary food festival to be marked in red for the visit in your calendar. The northern Italian province of Piedmont is one of life’s great pleasures for tasting and drinking. 

Slow Food Festival in Turin

Appetizers, chocolate and coffee varieties have always been a tradition in northern Italy.

36% of Italy’s chocolate products are produced in the province of Piedmont while Turin is the heart of the world famous Lavazza coffee brand. 
The list of Turin delicacies is long: vermouth, which was created in Turin in 1786,  grissini, the pencil-sized bread sticks invented by a local baker for the Duke of Savoy. 

The festival is the greatest manifestation for the Slow Food movement, an association founded by Carlo Petrini, who campaigned against fast-food chain McDonald’s opening near the Spanish Steps in Rome in 1986.

The philosophy of the movement does not regard only longer time cooking and eating good food. It highlights food origins and how it’s produced and supports local food producers who utilize environmentally friendly agricultural methods.

All this is waiting for you at Salone del Gusto.