Ciao, welcome to my blog!

My name is Eleonora Baldwin, I was born in the U.S. and raised in Rome, Italy. My professional background is in graphic design and the film industry, but it was thanks to motherhood that I could more seriously approach writing – an old love – and shape my current profession.

As a writer, journalist, blogger, and photographer based in Rome, now I divide my time between writing food and lifestyle stories, guiding eating and cooking adventures, and designing culinary vacations in Italy.

I have written, edited and contributed to numerous travel and lifestyle publications. You can see an updated list on my Amazon Author Page.

I started the blog Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino in January 2009, and you can read more about it on my FAQ page. I am the author / editor of several other blogs:
In these I write about Italian culinary customs and way of life, review restaurants, provide useful tools for parents traveling with kids in Rome, and capture the Eternal City's essence in my amateur photography.

Regular features online, include articles, guest posts and featured columns.

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