The “miracolo economico” (1950-63) represented a period of prolonged economic growth for the Italian industry, especially in the territories of the so-called “industrial triangle” of Milan, Genoa and Turin. It was also a period of momentous change in society and culture with a big population shift from the still poor and rural South and North-East to the big cities of the North-West. The waves of emigrants brought not just labour-force and fresh energy to the city of Turin but also a huge heritage of culinary traditions and recipes which have enriched the wide and tasty offer already present in Turin with Levantine flavours, spices and ingredients.
Starting from the first bakery opened in 1918 in Messina, in 1961 Giuseppe and Claudia decided to open a bakery shop in the deep north of Italy, namely in Turin. To me the atelier represents the best you can make out of Sicily’s wide tradition of patisserie, street food and snacks. I usually go there to indulge, be gluttonous and for the niceness of the owners.
Coffee-flavored slush with cream, cannolis with goat ricotta, almond fruits, arancinis and plenty of other delicatessen are waiting for you in this Sicilian temple of taste in the heart of Turin.