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The locals in Torino start their day with a medley of espresso, chocolate and whipped cream which is called Bicerin. Perhaps this why the Torinese are so happy! Or maybe it's because their region of Piemonte is home to the White Truffle, which allows them to end their day with truffles shaved over their hand made pasta called Tajarin. Who wouldn't want to live in Torino?
The Torinese have had a long history with chocolate (close to 500 years) and used to mix it into their meat dishes and even pasta (!). Their obsession with chocolate eventually led to the invention of Nutella, which became a staple for breakfast amongst children in Italy.
Tajarin is another regional favorite – a handmade and hand cut pasta made with an abundant amount of egg yolks. It looks slightly different, but it tastes divine when a butter and sage sauce is folded in and truffles are ever so delicately shaved on top. Again, who wouldn't want to live in Torino?
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