May 20, 2024 | Rome, Italy

Message to a friend

Columnist Eleonora Baldwin can't get herself to write about food, not now, but she does have a few words to share, and they're pained ones.

Passing the bar

Bar /bɑː(r)/ noun • an establishment where alcohol and sometimes other refreshments are served. The esteemed Mr. Webster, though rather [...]

A brief history of focaccia

Rome waiters often ask tourists if they want "special bread" with their meal. They usually mean the flatbread focaccia, which is special indeed, writes columnist Eleonora Baldwin.

In praise of nuts

For Americans, nuts are the stuff of snacks. In Italy, they play a different role, writes columnist Eleonora Baldwin.