Top reasons why you should take a food tour – I EAT Food Tours Turin
Food Tours: why you should take one in every visited city
Food Tours have became one of the most meaningful, and certainly delicious, ways of developing tourist destinations. In fact, the food image of a city is a crucial component to stimulate curiosity and attract an audience who is interested to explore a new city eating his way through it.
Food has always been a powerful catalyst for discovery and connections; it’s influential, symbolic, transformative. A significant and delightful tool to use in order to highlight many important socio anthropological and historical aspects – to promote and preserve the culinary heritage and, ultimately, to support the local community.
This blog post aims to showcase the most peculiar reasons why you should take a food tour in every visited city… and why you should not miss out the chance to treat yourself with a food tour experience in Torino, Italy.
For that matter, the country of The Dolce Vita has certainly built up a strong reputation in terms of culinary highlights, although there are some sort of unspoiled destinations that, despite a rich and precious gastronomy culture, are not really well known abroad- not enough, at least. And Turin, former Italian capital, is among the treasures you should know.
9 Reasons why a food tour is a “can’t miss” culinary adventure
- It’s an in-depth culinary voyage that allows you to explore the local customs + traditions in a fun and delicious way, through a carefully selected variety of typical local dishes/products;
- It’s a great way to discover the hidden culinary gems, those where locals like to go, hence to avoid tourists’ traps and receive insights + tips about restaurants, eateries and shops to get the best meals at fair prices;
- It’s a thoughtful way to support the small locally owned and run businesses (a thoughtful orientated food tour should promote those kind of establishments).
- It gives you a multifaceted overview of your new destination and it adds value to your experience for it gives you context. It’s not about sampling food, it’s about creating a significant & educational time.
- Food is shared with food explorers from across the world. How beautiful to meet up with a community of like-minded people and to be united in the name of food!
- Let’s do not forget the fun: food tours are so much fun!
- It makes a great choice if you’re travelling with your kids/teens, for food is always a good subject to involve any audience. Plus, everything can be customised in order to let them enjoy themselves, too, while learning, savouring and having a nice time with the family;
- It gives you a multilayers overview of your new destination and it adds value to your experience for it gives you context. It’s not just a mere food itinerary where you are suppose to taste food, it’s an educational trip aims to create significant memories.
- It’s run by local passionate and knowledgeable food experts, people who live, love and know the city and can’t wait to tell everything about it through their eyes!
Why you should join a food tour in Turin, Torino – Italy
- -Chocolate & Coffee: oh my, there’s so much to tell about this powerful combo! For instance: did you know that the first wrapped foil chocolates were invented in Turin, back to 1865? Their challenging name is “Giandujotti” – hazelnut chocolates that are one of a kind in Piemonte. Coffee is another subject to highlight when in Turin. Lavazza Coffee, known worldwide, is a local family brand established in Turin in 1895. Do not miss the chance to explore the extraordinary chocolate, coffee and confectionery world made in Turin during our exquisite Chocolate & sweet tour! Meantime, you may wan to get an overall picture about the History of Turin’s Best Coffee on which I tell you more in one of my previous blog post: The History Of Turin’s Best Coffee Houses | La Dolce Torino | I Eat Food Tours
- Pasta. Eggs Fresh Staffed Pasta, to be precise. Such as the unimitable Agnolotti del Plin: tiny and delightful pasta parcels, filled with three types of roasted meat (usually pork, beef and chicken). If ravioli are spread throughout the peninsula, and can be stuffed with practically any kind of filling (ricotta & spinach, cheese, pumpkin and so on) the iconic Agnolotti del Plin only belong to Piedmont – and the filling is always made with 3 different roasted meats Btw, they are one of the dishes we can’t wait to delight you with during our top rated Street Food Tour Deluxe.
- The most diverse and sophisticated cuisine of Italy. The Italian peninsula is a multiverse of goodness of any kind and our food, from North to South, never stops amazing the palate of people across the globe. The land is generous in premium ingredients and wines, although there’s one region that is objectively characterised by the largest variety of local dishes, food products, patisserie and confectionery that all show a unique and distinctive style: Piedmont. From Alba white precious truffles to hazelnuts. From cheeses to pedigree wines. From hazelnut chocolate to special dessert and a beautiful panorama of savoury dishes, all of these regional foods can have potential values to influence the decisions and behaviors of tourists.
I EAT. Food Tours in Turin: come to join us for a festival of flavours!
Culinary Tours to enhance the potential of a tourist destination
That said, take a food tour with us in Torino and wherever you have a chance: laughter is brighter in the place where food is!
About the author
Sociologist specialised in immersive gastronomic tourism, self confessed spiritual junkie, out of the box thinker and emphatic by nature, I love meeting people from around the globe and making impactful experiences through food and a multidisciplinary approach that reflects my diverse background and set of interests.
In 2018 I co founded my own business, I EAT. Food Tours in Torino, and have became a local food teller & ambassador. I carefully curate food tours, team building activities and culinary vacations in Piedmont. I am also the content creator for this website and the social networks connected to IEFT.
Distinguishing mark: severe case of Wanderlust (or Wanderland!). Plus: I am never the same age in the same day, that’s why I have friends of all ages!