Eleonora is an American-born, Roman-bred food writer and blogger raised in the milieu of cinema, design and cuisine.
Coming from several generations of serious Italian home cooks and filmmakers, her passion was fueled over the years in world kitchens, savoring and cooking for colleagues, celebrities, friends and family. Eleonora’s successful career in filmmaking naturally transitioned to journalism and blogging when her son was born in 2006, and her writing has since appeared in several food, travel and lifestyle publications.
As a Rome native she is an avid frequenter of both family-run eateries and white tablecloth restaurants alike and a fine scout for the best food vendors in Rome and beyond. She is the author of blog Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino, and her first cookbook-memoir is due for publication in 2016.
Visit her Blog Aglio Olio e Peperoncino
Whether to treat minor issues like the colpo d'aria (stiffness or a cold from a draft, basically) or to attack more serious conditions, Italians have an entire protocol when it comes to eating the sickness away that goes way beyond the old maxim,"Feed a cold, starve a fever."
When you are sick in Italy there is never starvation involved but Italians are remarkable when it comes to what you should and should not eat when sick. While Americans just plow through ailments or hide in bed – and not eating if they don’t feel like it – in Italy not having at least a bowl of mamma’s chicken soup is punishable by a lengthy jail term, so imagine fasting. Heresy!
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