Eleonora Baldwin

Where to shop for Thanksgiving ingredients in Rome

Expats celebrating Thanksgiving in need not panic. All they need is a little advance planning. Sourcing ingredients and staples for Thanksgiving dinner in Rome, complete with cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, yams, turkey and stuffing may seem a daunting task. But...

Weekend in… The hilltop towns of Abruzzo

A new mini-guide series introduces itineraries with tips and addresses of lesser-known treasures of Italy to both domestic and––hopefully soon––international travellers. Supporting the local economy of small businesses through sustainable travel is what drives the series. Let's start with three...

Weekend in… The coastal towns of Cilento

Our mini-guide series designs itineraries with addresses and insider tips for visiting lesser-known treasures in Italy. The series is conceived to support the local economy of small businesses through sustainable travel. Today we put the focus on three seaside villages...

Merenda, the Italian mid-afternoon snack (and a recipe)

There’s no proper translation in English for the word. In the Italian daily eating routine, merenda is a meal that is enjoyed between lunch and dinner: that sweet or savoury food break that picks us up in the dullest moment...

Autumn in Italy - seasonal ingredients, dishes and food festivals

In the Northern hemisphere the Italian countryside will soon be ablaze with color, food festivals will showcase nature’s best and tables will be laden with gorgeous foods.

Jamming, Canning & Preserving the Italian summer

Stocking up food in large capacities was a post-war necessity and pure common sense. No supermarket was available around every corner for last-minute grocery rounds. Produce was generally home-grown and consumed according to season. Surplus from the harvest was pickled,...

Rome suburbs: where to eat in Acilia, Ostia, Fiumicino

Today we travel south headed for the coast, where dining destinations share space with important archeological sites. Here are the restuarants of the Rome suburbs Acilia, Ostia, Fiumicino.

Italian Easter traditions at the table

Lasagna, lamb and pastiera (wheatberry cake) are only a few of the classic foods Italians normally enjoy during the Easter celebrations. Here is the rest.

Farmstead cheeses: small producers in Lazio. Caterina Maceroni and Maria Pia

A new column on the theme of artisanal and agricultural products, what had originally decreed the success of the television show "AB...Cheese." In it, Eleonora Baldwin presents new small farmstead cheese producers. Let's start with two women in the Ciociaria...

Italian Cheese Awards 2019: the winners

With the goal of highlighting the top tier Italy’s dairy production, a jury of cheese experts and professionals decreed the winners of the 2019 edition of the Italian Cheese Awards, held on October 27 at the VeronaFiere Convention Centre. Now...
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