Torino, Magic City, the town that Agnelli built. For me, Torino is magic because it is a city built on chocolate. Legend tells that in 1560, Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Savoy served hot chocolate to the Torinese citizens to the return of the duchy, pretty much solidifying ciocolato caldo, chocolate-making and chocolatiers in Italy. And today, cremino, gianduiotti, cioccolato caldo and bicerin nourishes the town.
Bicerin: aka “chocolate coffee”, a morning of espresso, milk and drinking chocolate served in a small glass
In this episode, Torino-native and food journalist Sandra Salerno of Un Tocco di Zenzero joins me for a chocolate talk. Get ready to learn all about why and where to chocolate in Torino.
In This Episode
[00:44] Meet Sandra Salerno, Un Tocco di Zenzero
[02:08] The legend of Turin’s chocolate
[03:08] Moriondo & Gariglio chocolatiers
[03:42] Bicerin and Caffe Al Bicerin’s secret recipe
[06:08] Gianduja and Gianduiotto
[08:48] Sandra’s favorite chocolate destinations in Turin
[13:43] Why Turin loves chocolate so much
[14:30] Cioccolato Caldo all’Italiano
Sandra Salerno is Un tocco di zenzero: Le ricette di Sandra Salerno
Chocolatey Spots in Torino
Piazza della Consolata, 5
10122 Torino – Italia
+39 011 4369325
Via Lagrange 1, 10123 Turin
Guest: Sandra Salerno, Un Tocco Di Zenzero
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