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.
So totally cool
It's August. The sun has reached its scalding zenith. Days stretch into night. There’s sand in the car. In addition [...]
Don’t you dare
Pet peeves are personal by nature. They make waves at a gut level. Restaurant peeves develop over time and usually [...]
The eccentric food depot
Most people around the world think they have a pretty clear idea of what constitutes Italian food. Many can even […]
Some love-hate comestibles
Though everyone has their own food aversions, it seems some foods have no middle ground: people tend to love or [...]
From reviled to revered
Funny how all the foods I used to hate as a kid are now my favorites. Not only that, but [...]
Revolution in the offing
It’s a question about something few ask, as if the subject were the holy grail: Will Rome soon become another [...]
In praise of nuts
For Americans, nuts are the stuff of snacks. In Italy, they play a different role, writes columnist Eleonora Baldwin.
Los Angeles, south of Rome
It’s curious to note that Italian cuisine is, yes, among the most widespread and replicated worldwide, but also among the [...]