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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!

Kitchen essentials

There are some products we just love and consider them our kitchen essentials. The #1 favorite is the moka coffee maker. Watch Mamma Giuliana show you how to use and clean one.

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.

High-quality Italian extra virgin olive oils. 100% Made in Italy.

We use olive oil in almost every dish we prepare and the high quality ones we like are very hard to find. This is why we have partnered with a specialized olive oil shop in Rome that ships worldwide so that you can get them too! You have a selection of over 150 of the best award-winning Italian extra virgin olive oils to choose from. Use the Local Aromas 5% discount code on every order: LOCALAROMAS. 

Multi-pot and multi-purpose lids. 100% Made in Italy. Stainless steel.

Furbo is the Italian word for sly, clever. Perfect name! These lids are multi-pot as 3 sizes fit all! The small lid fits pots with diameter 14cm / 5.5in, 16cm / 6.2in, 18cm / 7in; the medium lid fits 20cm / 7.9in, 22cm / 8.7in, 24cm / 9.4in; the large lid fits 26cm / 10.2in, 28cm / 11in, 30cm / 11.8in. They are multi-purpose: lid, dish warmer, turning dish (frittata, cake).

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 pasta machine. 100% Made in Italy.

Makes 150mm / 6-in wide pasta sheets. With a 10-position adjustment knob you can make pasta sheets from 4,8mm / 1.9in to 0,6mm / 0.2in. It comes with a fettuccine and tagliolini cutting roller.

Marcato pasta machine. 100% Made in Italy.

Makes 180mm / 7-in wide pasta sheets. With a 10-position adjustment knob you can make pasta sheets from 4,8mm / 1.9in to 0,6mm / 0.2in. It comes with a fettuccine and tagliolini cutting roller.

Imperia pasta machine. 100% Made in Italy.

Makes 140mm / 5.5-in wide pasta sheets. With a 6-position adjustment knob you can make pasta sheets from 2,2mm / 0.08in to 0,2mm / 0.008in. It comes with a fettuccine and tagliolini cutting roller.

Marcato colored pasta machines. 100% Made in Italy. 

Marcato also makes  colored pasta machines available in these colorsblack, 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.

Small pasta drying rack. 100% Made in Italy. Natural beechwood. 

This single pasta drying rack is very helpful when making small amounts of pasta sheets or other long pasta shapes (fettuccine, tagliolini…).

XL pasta drying rack. 100% Made in Italy. Natural beechwood. 

This double pasta drying rack is very helpful when making a large quantity of pasta sheets or other long pasta shapes (fettuccine, tagliolini…). It can also be used as a single rack.

Stackable pasta dryer. 100% Made in Italy. Natural beechwood. 

This is the best tool when preparing pasta, ravioli, gnocchi, tortellini. By placing them on the net they dry out and don’t stick to one another. You can stack as many as you need.

Chitarra pasta cutter. 100% Made in Italy. Natural beechwood. 

A chitarra (guitar, in Italian) pasta cutter is used for pasta shapes traditional to central Italy. By rolling pasta sheets over this ‘guitar’, you get squared spaghetti of 2 different widths: 3mm / 0.1in and 5mm / 0.2in.

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.

Garganelli and gnocchi striper. 100% Made in Italy. Natural beechwood. 

This a 2-in-1 stripper board. Use it with your hands to make gnocchi. Use it with the additional stick tool to make garganelli, a traditional Italian egg-based pasta similar to penne

Gnocchi striper. 100% Made in Italy. Natural beechwood. 

We have gazillions of gnocchi boards in our Local Aromas kitchen! The stripes and shape given to the gnocchi are perfect to capture the sauce. In Italian we call this tool rigagnocchi, gnocchi stiper.

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).

Rolling pin. 100% Made in Italy. Natural beechwood. 

Who doesn’t need a rolling pin?! This traditional pasta-making tool, in Italian called mattarello, has been used for centuries when rolling out pasta. It comes in different lenghts.

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.

Ravioli mold with rolling pin. 100% Made in Italy. Aluminum, natural beechwood. 

With this mold you make 24 square ravioli all at once! Each ravioli measures 32x32mm / 1.26×1.26in.

Ravioli mold with rolling pin. 100% Made in Italy. Aluminum, natural beechwood. 

Use this mold to make 48 small square ravioli all at once! Each ravioli measures 25x25mm / 0.98×0.98in.

Ravioli mold with rolling pin. 100% Made in Italy. Aluminum, natural beechwood. 

With this mold you get 12 round ravioli (the filling is round) all at once! Each ravioli measures 52x52mm / 2x2in.

Ravioli mold with rolling pin. 100% Made in Italy. Aluminum, natural beechwood. 

Make 24 round ravioli (the filling is round) all at once! Each ravioli measures 40x40mm / 1.57×1.57in.

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.

Adjustable pastry wheel. 100% Made in Italy.

This is a great tool to cut same-sized shapes from you pasta sheets. You can cut out squares to make ravioli, garganelli, and other pasta shapes.

Pastry wheels. 100% Made in Italy. 

Whether you prefer it straight or curved, a pastry wheel can be your only tool to cut and seal ravioli. It is a simple yet very handy tool!

Round ravioli stamps. 100% Made in Italy. Aluminum.

Make round or half-moon (by folding the shape) ravioli. These stamps come in different diameters, from 80mm / 3in to 50mm / 1.97in.

Star ravioli stamps. 100% Made in Italy. Aluminum.

Make star-shaped ravioli. The size of the star is 70x70mm / 2.76×2.76in.

Triangle ravioli stamps. 100% Made in Italy. Aluminum.

Make triangle-shaped ravioli. The size of the triangle is 45mm / 1.77in.

Square ravioli stamps. 100% Made in Italy. Aluminum.

Make square ravioli (large or small). These stamps come in different sizes: 70x70mm / 2.75in and 40x40mm / 1.6in.

Heart ravioli stamps. 100% Made in Italy. Aluminum.

Make heart-shaped ravioli. The size of the heart is 85x85mm / 3.3×3.3in.

Plain tortellino cutter. 100% Made in Italy. Stainless steel, beechwood.

To get perfectly cut squares when making tortellini, use this tool! Easily cut your pasta sheets into plain 4x4cm / 1.6×1.6-in squares.

Dent tortellino cutter. 100% Made in Italy. Stainless steel, beechwood.

To get perfectly cut squares when making tortellini, use this tool! Easily cut your pasta sheets into dent 4x4cm / 1.6×1.6-in squares.

Making pizza

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. 

Pizza cooking stone and peel. 100% Made in Italy. Lava from Mt. Etna, birchwoord.

You’ll get excellent results when cooking your pizza directly on the pizza stone made from natural lava from Mt. Etna. Size: 38x30x1,5cm / 15x12x0.6in. The pizza peel is natural birchwood. Size: 29,5×41,5cm / 12x16in.

Extra large pizza peel. 100% Made in Italy. Natural birchwood.

This XL pizza peel is great for pizza lovers! Size: 37,5x50cm / 14.8×19.7in.

Pizza cutter. 100% Made in Italy. Stainless steel, wooden handle.

Easily cut your pizza into slices with this pizza cutter. The stainless steel wheel has a diameter of 10cm / 3.9in.

Books & magazines

Some books and magazines are on our bookshelf because we simply love them. They are our to-go source when we need.

Cookbook. Language: Italian

Il Talismano della Felicità, The Talisman of Happiness, was published in the 1920s by one of the first women to write a cookbook in Italy. There are hundreds of recipes are collected in over 1000 pages. It’s our favorite Italian cookbook!

Cookbook. Language: English

I Heart Rome is more than just a cookbook. It gathers the traditional recipes of Roman cuisine while sharing the wonderful stories of the life, people and ingredients of Rome.

Rome Food guide. Language: Italian

Every year, wine and food editor Gambero Rosso publishes a food guide of Rome. It is a curated list of places to eat and shop for food and wine in Rome and its surroundings. With recommended restaurants, bars, grocery shops, gelaterias, it is a great and inexpensive source of information. Though it us is only available in Italian, it is intuitive to understand.

Italy food guide. Language: Italian

Slow Food is a global organization that aims to protect local food cultures, traditions, and ingredients. Every year they publish Osterie d’Italia, a guide of the best traditional restaurants in Italy. Though it is only available in Italian, you can easily spot the name and address of the places recommended.

Magazine on local Italian towns. Bilingual: Italian and English

The best way to discover Italy is by exploring its unique borghi towns that preserve local identity, cultures, and traditions. Borghi Magazine unveils the stories of the over 300 borghi in Italy. Through its monthly digital edition (hardcopy issues are available in Italy only), you have the opportunity to discover these tiny gems and gain a deeper insight into the real essence of Italy. Subscribe here.

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