Every other year in the autumn, an extravaganza of food, drink, ideas and discussions representing all continents and walks of life, explodes in Torino and the celebration of real food and food communities make merry for a few days.
This year my nephew and wife are arriving to visit with us before they continue on to Torino to participate in the gathering of Terre Madre. Jeremy, a par excellence bread baker, will be representing his group of fellow artisan bakers of Vermont and Sally will participate representing their organic farming venture.
I know it's going to be a hectic week and I will have much to share later, so I thought I would feature a few pictures from Pinerolo market where the fresh food and home grown products still adhere to the old local traditions. So I thought I would just feature some pictures from one of my favorite days of the week, market day. The cheese makers and small venders all have some very interesting stories that I will save for another day. Until Slow Food and Terre Madre stories begin, feel free to savor the colors and flavor of this Italian market.