This guide to Turin and the three recipes included come from the new cookbook, Tortellini at Midnight (Hardie Grant, 2019), by Emiko Davies, who you may know from her column and almost 200 recipes on Food52. We're big fans of her Bucatini all'Amatriciana and Torta Caprese—so we're beyond thrilled about the sweet treats that follow.
Piedmont’s capital, Turin (Torino, to Italians), is a little jewel of a city. It's noted, among other things, for its Baroque architecture, cinema, and the Fiat factory. It was also Italy’s first capital, and the birthplace of the Risorgimento cultural movement, which was led by Count Camillo Cavour, a Turin native. The city sits along the Po River, with the Alps in the background—a position that led renowned architect Le Corbusier to call it the place with "the most beautiful natural location."