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Is the food in Piedmonte region too creamy ?


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Is the food in Piedmonte region too creamy ?

TkNeo | Aug 21, 2013 10:33 AM

We spend 3 weeks in Italy last year and ate lot of good means in Brescia, Bologna, Liguria, and Tuscany. From what i remember we loved the food in Liguria and Brescia but the food in Bologna and Tuscany, although amazing too, was a BIT too fatty for us (perhaps too much cheese and oil and butter). I especially remember a meal in Parma at a michelin rated restaurant. I had a Rabbit Ravioli with some sauce and pecorino cheese. It was a hot summer day and the food felt too buttery. We are foodies but, in general, dont like meals full of lard, cheese etc..

We are now planning on spending 3-4 days in Turin (with food and wine being the reason) as part of our Italy trip around end of September. (I am excited about the truffle and grape harvest season) From what i read, it appears that Piedmonte cooking is more traditional and creamy. I am afraid, that despite the fact that many people call Turin the new food capital of Italy, we might not like it.

And Turin is known for the slow food movement. Does slow food mean lots of butter and lard and all that stuff ?

Can someone help me addressing these concerns. The help will be really appreciated.

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