Souvenir Recipes

Like edible souvenirs, these our easy versions of recipes inspired by a trip or a memory of eating on the road so that you can eat like a local even if you never leave home.
Roasted Squash Tacos with Toasted Chile Peanut Salsa | http://saltandwind.com

Roasted Squash Tacos with Toasted Chile Peanut Salsa

On a taco-eating trip to Baja California, I became completely obsesed with the tostadas at La Guerrerense. And every tostada was even better when topped with their salsa; it's a toasted garlic and peanut salsa that was hot, smoky, crunchy —  pretty much it was instant love. Since then, I reverse engineered that salsa and put it on everything from grilled chicken to seafood and, most recently, these squash tacos. 

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Chocolate Chunk Orange Biscotti Cookies | http://saltandwind.com

Chocolate Chunk Orange Biscotti Cookies

You know that cookie recipe that's so tried and true you don't dare alter it? These chocolate orange biscotti are exactly that!

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Mezzi Paccheri Pasta with Burrata Cream, Guanciale, and Saffron | http://saltandwind.com

Mezzi Paccheri Pasta with Burrata Cream, Guanciale, and Saffron

During our trip to the Tuscan countryside, we came across one of the most interesting pastas we'd had in a long time. Made with burrata, saffron, and guanciale, it's an easy pasta that's decadent and totally amazing. 

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Raspberry Rosé Margarita Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Raspberry Rosé Margarita Cocktail

Two of our favorite summer drinks? An ice-cold margarita or a glass of rosé. So we figured why not combine them?!?!

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Marinated Salumi Sandwich | http://saltandwind.com

Marinated Salumi Sandwich

We'll admit it: we're major fan girls of Giada DiLaurentiis because, well, tbh, we feel like we relate to her. We too are from California, we too love all things Italy, and our cooking is very much inspired by both places. So it's no surprise that we swooned when we saw her newest book, Giada’s I...

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{Tagliata Di Manzo} Seared Sliced Steak | http://saltandwind.com

{Tagliata Di Manzo} Seared Sliced Steak

This is a very simple preparation, a favourite on the menus of trattorie or restaurants when a bistecca fiorentina is a bit too much but customers still crave a good steak. Like the bistecca, this is always cooked rare or, at the most, medium–rare in Florence. Served with a scattering of fresh ro...

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Makalapua Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Makalapua Cocktail

It's hard to want anything aside from a classic Mai Tai when you're on Maui, we know. But then you'd be missing out on the super interesting drinks being mixed up by talented mixologists like this Makalapua cocktail by Aaron Alcala-Mosley. 

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The Hugo Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

The Hugo Cocktail

One of my fave moments during my recent trip to the Amalfi coast was at the hillside town of Ravello where I spent a lazy day poolside. While there I tried these super light elderflower spritzes and I've quickly become a fan. 

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Blood Orange Ginger White Sangria Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Blood Orange Ginger White Sangria Cocktail

Raise your hand if you too have fallen victim to sangria that's too sweet and just a hangover waiting to happen. This California-inspired sangria with fresh fruit, local wine, and ginger liqueur is a total game changer. 

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Escarole, Charred Mandarins, Toasted Almond Salad with Rosemary Balsamic Vinaigrette | http://saltandwind.com

Escarole, Charred Mandarins, Toasted Almond Salad with Rosemary Balsamic Vinaigrette

When people tell us they don't believe in winter salads, we tell them to check out this recipe. Made with under-appreciated escarole, an abundance of citurs, and a eat-it-off-the-spoon good citrus honey rosemary dressing, this will change your opinion on eating salads when it's snowing outside!

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White Anchovy Toast With Pickled Fennel and Apple | http://saltandwind.com

White Anchovy Toast With Pickled Fennel and Apple

Our version of the amazing anchovy appetizer at The Whale Wins in Seattle, this toast is so elegant and sophisticated it's begging to be served at your next cocktail party.

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Coeur au Choux Meyer Lemon Cream Puffs | http://saltandwind.com

Coeur au Choux Meyer Lemon Cream Puffs

Team Salt & Wind is 100% behind The Grand Budapest Hotel. It's creative, gorgeous, and the plot revolves around a tower of cream puff pastries they coin the Courtesan au Chocolat. So, we made our own version with a Meyer Lemon cream filling.

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