The Local Aromas Foodie Store
These are the products we love and use
The #1 question we get asked during our cooking classes and online cooking courses is about the products we use in our kitchen. We are totally obsessed with quality when it comes to cooking utensils and food so we suggest only brands that we personally use. We are happy to share our favorite products from our kitchen, pantry, and bookshelf.
To make it simple for you, most of the product links below will take you directly to the product page of your local Amazon. If that exact product isn’t availale, similar ones will be suggested. Some links are affiliate links which means that, if you choose to purchase a product, we will earn a small commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. If you have questions and would like more information about these products, please reach out!
Bialetti moka express. 100% Made in Italy. Polished aluminum.
We couldn’t even imagine our mornings without the bubbling sound and aroma coming from our moka coffee maker. This polished aluminum model is 100% made in Italy. It comes in different sizes, according to the number of espresso cups you want to prepare.
Making Pasta & Gnocchi
A pasta machine is probably the most important tool for homemade pasta. When making gnocchi (potato, ricotta), all you need is a gnocchi stripper board, rigagnocchi in Italian. Watch Mamma Giuliana show you how to use a pasta machine and a rigagnocchi!
Marcato colored pasta machines. 100% Made in Italy.
Marcato also makes colored pasta machines available in these colors: black, red, gold, pink, green, blue, light blue. They make 150mm / 6-in wide pasta sheets and have a 10-position adjustment knob that makes pasta sheets from 4,8mm / 1.9in to 0,6mm / 0.2in. They come with a fettuccine and tagliolini cutting roller.
9-piece pasta starter kit. 100% Made in Italy.
A starter kit is a great way approach pasta making for the very first time. This kit includes: a rolling pin, a spaghetti cutter rolling pin, a fettuccine cutter rolling pin, a curved pastry wheel, a dent pasta cutter, a pasta drying rack (small), a garganelli and gnocchi stripper, a spaghetti tong, a spaghetti servings tool.
Potato masher or ricer with 2 inserts. 100% Made in Italy. Stainless steel.
When making potato gnocchi, this is a must-have! You boil unpeeled (old or red) potatoes. Once they are cooked, cut them in half, place the cut side in the potato masher facing down. As you mash the potatos, the skin will remain in the inside … so no need to peel them! This tool come with 2 inserts (3mm / 0.12-in and 5mm / 0.2-in holes).
Making Ravioli & Tortellini
There are different ways to make homemade ravioli. Watch Mamma Giuliana show you how to make them with and without stamps and molds.
8-piece ravioli and tortellini starter kit. 100% Made in Italy.
A starter kit is a great option to approach ravioli and tortellini making for the very first time. This kit includes: a 12-round ravioli mold, a rolling pin, 4 ravioli stamps (2 round and 2 square), a curved pastry wheel, and a tortellino cutter.
Homemade pizza is just the best pizza! It is so simple and basic to make that it doesn’t require fancy tools. One that we love and use is the pizza stone.