Ciao, welcome to my blog!

My name is Eleonora Baldwin, I was born in the United States and raised in Rome, Italy.

My professional background is in cinema, but it was thanks to motherhood that I more seriously approached writing––an old love––which has now shaped my current profession.

As a food and lifestyle writer, journalist and culinary/travel TV host based in Rome, I provide insider knowledge on the Italian lifestyle to an audience that exceeds 180,000 across 100+ countries.

In 2015, I co-founded Casa Mia Tours a boutique travel association that offers private culinary adventures 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 launched the blog "Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino" in 2009, you can read more about how it all started 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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If you've just arrived and wish to get acquainted, here are some of my favorite posts (not necessarily all food-related):
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