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.
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
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
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.
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. Available in English
Pellegrino Artusi still remains a sacred name for the world of Italian cuisine. In 1892, he published the book La Scienza in Cucina e l’Arte di Mangiar Bene, Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well, in which he collected recipes from all over Italy. Many recognize his merit for compiling a huge mosaic of regional Italian traditions. Artusi brought science into the kitchen and the art of eating well to all Italian homes.
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.
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.