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.
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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{Salmon Rillettes} Smoked Salmon and Herbed Creme Fraiche Spread | http://saltandwind.com

{Salmon Rillettes} Smoked Salmon and Herbed Creme Fraiche Spread

Napa will always have a place in my heart. When I lived in San Francisco, I'd day trip there on the regular. And though there are plenty of amazing places, Bouchon Bistro will always be a go-to for me. It feels like France in the midst of California wine country: the zinc counter, the bakery, and swoon-worthy salmon rillettes.

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Classic Parisian Jambon-Beurre Sandwich | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Parisian Jambon-Beurre Sandwich

On the Paris endangered eats list is the Jambon-Beurre sandwich. Nothing more than a super amazing baguette with salted French butter and Parisian ham, it's the simplest combo but a good version is harder and harder to find.

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Caramelized Onion & Butternut Squash Danish | http://saltandwind.com

Caramelized Onion & Butternut Squash Danish

Do the holidays ever seem more cheery than from under a bough of evergreen and twinkling lights? Perhaps paired with a cozy fireplace and a bubbly cocktail? We don’t think so either! That’s why we always make time to bring together friends for an annual holiday cocktail party. And these appetizers are always present!

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Meet Your New Favorite Holiday Treats: Noni's Italian Walnut Shortbread Cookies  | http://saltandwind.com

Meet Your New Favorite Holiday Treats: Noni's Italian Walnut Shortbread Cookies

Some of us are a bit, shall we say, more sentimental than others. And there's nothing like the one-two combo of the end of the year and the holiday season to bring it out. That ornament that you handmade in kindergarten; the nutcracker your siblings broke (and then superglued together) in 1990-so...

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Spiced Sweet Potato Tamales With Chocolate Sauce | http://saltandwind.com

Spiced Sweet Potato Tamales With Chocolate Sauce

A simple (and non-traditional) recipe for a dessert tamale made with sweet potatoes, pecans, coconut, spices and a chile chocolate sauce!

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Cocoa-Chile Sweet Spicy Snack Mix | http://saltandwind.com

Cocoa-Chile Sweet Spicy Snack Mix

A simple and easy recipe for a Mexican-inspired twist on classic snack mix with plantain chips, nuts, pretzels and a spiced-cocoa coating!

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Upside-Down Baked Apple Pecan Bacon French Toast | http://saltandwind.com

Upside-Down Baked Apple Pecan Bacon French Toast

This French toast is inpsired by a breakfast we had on a trip to Nashville when we fell in love with the Gulch neighborhood and the coffee shop, Barista Parlor. This easy baked French Toast with apples, bacon, and pecans takes minutes to make but is impressive enough to make for a brunch. 

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Mixed Mushroom Toasts with Parsley Salad | http://saltandwind.com

Mixed Mushroom Toasts with Parsley Salad

I surprised when we decided to stop in Amsterdam for Off MenuIt's always been one of my favorite places but I'd never had an amazing meal. But that  all changed when we stopped in at Worst Wijncafe.

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Sage Bee's Knees Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Sage Bee's Knees Cocktail

When it comes to cocktails, it's hard to get easier than the Bee's Knees made with nothing more than gin, lemon, and honey. As each season comes along, I like to make different versions with various kinds of honey and flavors (hello, lavender)! But when the temps drop, this is a fave: a sage version that's just as simple but even more sophisticated. 

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Pay Forward Some Travel Inspiration: Coconut Brown Butter Mango Bread | http://saltandwind.com

Pay Forward Some Travel Inspiration: Coconut Brown Butter Mango Bread

Do you have a travel tradition? Something small you do on every trip? Neither do I, but as of this very moment I want to change that. Starting with sharing some travel inspirations with my fellow travelers. 

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

Franciacorta Risotto with Pears and Crisped Speck

After only 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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