– Cucina (kitchen)

The castle kitchen provided meals for a large number of people – the lords of the manor and their guests as well as soldiers and servants. It’s very large and divided into two parts: the first, where meals were cooked for the servants, was used as a larder, with a game hanger, barrels of salted meat, cheeses and a poultry shed. In the second, separated by a wooden gate, is the lords’ kitchen, with large spits in the fireplaces, fine pottery, spices and rare foods. Between the two areas is a well, where water was drawn directly for washing and cooking and for supplying the entire castle. On the back wall is a passageway to the dining room. The room covered by high cross vaults is copied from the 15th-century kitchens of Issogne Castle, which belonged to the Lords of Challant. On the table and on the shelves is a large quantity of ceramic tableware reproducing the basins walled in the bell towers of the churches of Santa Maria and San Giovanni in Avigliana and Sant’Antonio di Ranverso in Buttigliera Alta.


BORGO MEDIEVALE – Viale Virgilio, 107 (Parco del Valentino) 10126 Torino


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