The heart and soul of Angolo dei Sapori is Salvatore Rindone, who opened the shop on June 2 1997. The place, which is a veritable institution in the local neighborhood, now has a “twin,” Piccolo Angolo dei Sapori, in Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, which is professionally run by Salvatore’s daughter Martina. Both shops offer an impressive selection of seasonal fruit and vegetables, not to mention early produce, often from small local farms. Examples are Albenga purple asparagus, a Slow Food Presidium, the small, sweet trifulot del bür, literally “butter potato,” typical of Piemdont, sarsett, baby lamb’s lettuce with tiny leaves, and aglietto, whose sharp aroma is redolent of – but even more intense than – that of wild garlic. The shop in Corso Re Umberto also stocks charcuterie and cheese, excellent extra virgin oils, vinegars, baked goods and wines. As well as at the shop, it is also possible to make purchases, according to daily availability, with a simple message on WhatsApp: orders are delivered in Turin and suburbs.