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.
Franciacorta Risotto with Pears and Crisped Speck | http://saltandwind.com

Franciacorta Risotto with Pears and Crisped Speck

Even though I only spent a few days in Franciacorta, I was totally smitten. The sparkling wine there is fantastic, the area is gorgeous Italian countryside, and the people were so kind. Our meal at Barboglio de Gaioncelli was my favorite, and, of that meal, their risotto made with Franciacorta wine and robiola cheese was my favorite. 

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Cuban Roast Pork Cheeseburger with Mojo Onions | http://saltandwind.com

Cuban Roast Pork Cheeseburger with Mojo Onions

Inspired by a recent trip to Miami, this recipe – a combination of classic burger, slow-roasted pork, sweet and sour onions, and melty cheese – makes this sandwich as much Cuban as it is American; kind of like Miami itself. 

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Basic Creamy Polenta with Melted Peppers and Mushrooms | http://saltandwind.com

Basic Creamy Polenta with Melted Peppers and Mushrooms

This dish takes me back to Berkeley's Guerrilla Cafe. I was having a meeting there where I was taking the first step of production of my cookbook and I was so excited that I remember every moment. I had brunch with my now best friend, I pulled out my mood board (pre-Pinterest mind you), and asked...

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{Schiacciata All’Uva} Grape Blue Cheese Mini Focaccia | http://saltandwind.com

{Schiacciata All’Uva} Grape Blue Cheese Mini Focaccia

Back when I lived in Florence, I would hit up my local focaccia bakery, Forno Ballerini, on the regular. It’s hard to say what was my favorite but my favorite time of year? Fall when the last of the grape harvest grapes would be used to make schiacciata all’uva or savory grape focaccia. 

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Passionfruit Mojito Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Passionfruit Mojito Cocktail

I'm not sure how it took so long for me to have my first Passionfruit Mojito. I've long made Passionfruit margaritas and often travel to places that have tons of the fruit but I never had the cocktail until Thailand. And while I was there, it was my go-to drink since almost every bar I visited.

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{Cathay Delight} Coconut Kiwi Mint Frappe | http://saltandwind.com

{Cathay Delight} Coconut Kiwi Mint Frappe

We tend to criticize airplane and airport food more than we celebrate it, but that changed when I flew Cathay Pacific and tried their Cathay Delight. Made with nothing more than kiwi juice, coconut milk, and mint, it's really refreshing, a bit sweet and tart, and my new favorite food find!

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{Insalata Del "Garga"} Garga Salad | http://saltandwind.com

{Insalata Del "Garga"} Garga Salad

Some salads are just instant classics and in our book the Insalata del Garga from Florence's Garga restaurant is very much that. It's a super simple salad with spicy arugula, toasty pine nuts, and salt Parmigiano, but the addition of avocado and hearts of palm make it something special. 

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{Caffe Freddo} Zurich-Style Iced Mocha | http://saltandwind.com

{Caffe Freddo} Zurich-Style Iced Mocha

Zurich knows how to do cafe culture right. From pastry shops that serve classic cappuccinos to the modern coffee bars with cocktail scenes like Milchbar and Bovelli. We stumbled across Bovelli in the late afternoon, and, being the coffee lover I am, I swooned when I saw they were serving something totally intriguing: a Caffe Freddo. 

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Thyme Biscuit BLT with Brown Sugar Bacon | http://saltandwind.com

Thyme Biscuit BLT with Brown Sugar Bacon

When summer is in full swing, we're all about BLTs. And, yes, the classic with nothing more than crisp bacon, ripe tomatoes, crisp lettuce, mayo, and some sourdough, is always good by us. But sometimes we want to get a little fancy. If we're going all out, we make Teighan's Fried Chicken BLT and ...

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Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles | http://saltandwind.com

Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles

A few years ago I traversed Vietnam and though the food was very regional, one constant was the Vietnamese iced coffee. For the height of summer, we turn that classic drink into these Vietnamese Iced Coffee popsicles!

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Cook Up Classic Italy: {Gelato alla Cannella} Cinnamon Gelato  | http://saltandwind.com

Cook Up Classic Italy: {Gelato alla Cannella} Cinnamon Gelato

Having cooked on and off in Italy for 6 years, Morgan Morano learned a thing or two about gelato, which inspired her New England shop, Morano Gelato. When we asked her to share a flavor, she wanted to share this bold, sweet cinnamon gelato, which is one of her personal favorites.

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Celebrate Peach Season: Peaches and Creme Fraiche Ice Cream | http://saltandwind.com

Celebrate Peach Season: Peaches and Creme Fraiche Ice Cream

There’s so much talk about a Georgia peach but, no surprise here, I’m partial to peaches from California. Especially when they're from Frog Hollow Farm. I use them to top my morning granola, and to change up my panzanella salads. And to make this twist on peaches and cream — in ice cream form. 

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