It all started with a Bicerin…Once upon a time a dream.
How wonderful: we finally toast to our first post!
Every occasion is good to rejoice and party, here.
I thought that the best way to inaugurate the blog was to tell you the origins of the culinary adventure Abram and I set up: let you know how I Eeat Food Tours was born, in short.
Why did I write that it all started with a Bicerin?
Well, then make yourself comfortable, I’ll tell you this!
But first, about bicerin, I show you what it is.
If you then want to taste it seriously, along with many others sweet treats in our company, there is only one thing to do: come to join our Chocolate Tour
That said, happy reading … and we hope to see you soon!
May the Good Food always be with us,
Abram and I set up I Eat Food Tours as we both are very passionate about sharing, storytelling and meeting people from all over the world.
We basically are people persons.
Besides, we do love Turin, Torino in Italian.
I personally think that this city is always dressed with spectacular and at the same time beautifully composed, whose charm is able to amaze every time as if it were the first.
It was an April afternoon.
The light spring air mingled with the intense scent of chocolate, which, passing through the “Caffè al Bicerin” https://bicerin.it/ reached lively up to us, stopped to contemplate the beauty of the Consolata sanctuary and of the homonymous square
“If you have the patience to be quiet to listen to them, the squares have so much to tell! Even those small and yet as magnificent as this “- I say to Abram, while my eyes are lost among the thousand details around us.
“Yes, this place contains the magic of Turin … and you can enjoy it better with a great bicerin“. He told me.
“I agree, let’s get it right away, then!”, I reply enthusiastically.
Entering the famous Café, which boasts 265 years of age, in a moment we jump back in time.
Not just the window and furnishings are the same of the early nineteenth century, in this tiny historic candy box, city institution and destination for tourists from all over, even the atmosphere seems not to have changed: you almost expect to find the statesman Cavour sitting at his usual small table at the corner near the showcase.
That’s right, the one who made Italy was a very affectionate of the place … and of all his gluttons; first of all, the irresistible drink from which the restaurant takes its name: the bicerin, in fact. Tripartite delight in chocolate, coffee and milk – whose real recipe is still secret – served in a small glass (bicerin in Piedmontese dialect) and to which one can not say no.
Abram and I order two of them.
During the wait, the seven tables around us are filled and in a moment we are close to distant lands. Japan, USA, Russia, the Middle East are gathered around us.
Once they were nobles and people of the people to meet in that small space: for a few minutes, in the name of the bicerin, all class separations disappeared.
Nowadays things have changed and there are different cultures that discover to be not so far away from each others: all there, together, united by food and history.
“It’s faboulos what food is capable to do. Can you realize that the bicerin have been continuing to welcome tourists from all over the world for almost three centuries? Everyone comes to Torino has to taste it! By sitting around the same table for savouring some delish any separation stops to exist. How much I like this type of stories… “. I say to Abram, while I’m looking around smugly.
“Well, speaking of stories, you like to listening to them and writing them down. Maybe you could start telling them. Tell about food stories. Torino is the city master of taste, after all”.
“Mmm … food stories. Why did not I think about it before?”
“Not just that. I think more about something like walking food tours, where you can tell stories and I …”.
“You would be my gourmet companion!” – I anticipate him and end his sentence for him.
“Yes! This would also be a nice way to create a project of common work, as we have dreamed of doing‘.
“This is amazing! Promise me that we will work to make it possible “.
“I promise you” – replies Abram, almost solemnly. “And you?” – he asks me.
“I promise it too…”- I sayed.
From that day on April, the rest is history.
A new story, which we have just begun to write and that we hope will grow by number of pages, passionate readers … and maybe even new storytellers!
You saw what the Piazzetta de La Consolata did for us? We were able to listening to its voice and it created thoughts, business flowed, promises…
The best ideas are always around a table. If you are in the company of a good bicerin and surrounded by the magic of Torino, then … success is assured!