Iconic Recipes

These are the dishes that represent a place on a plate, they're those classics you just gotta try from Lebanese Lemonade to Portuguese Pineapple Cake, and, of course, our easy, healthy version of those recipes.
Mint Lime Southern Sweet Tea | http://saltandwind.com

Mint Lime Southern Sweet Tea

 A great recipe that's a twist on traditional Southern Sweet Tea makde with green tea, lime, and tons of fresh mint. 

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Classic Americano Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Americano Cocktail

Sure, we like the classic Milan cocktail, the Negroni, just fine. But sometimes the combo of gin, vermouth, and Campari can be a little too much. So when it's warmer out, we turn to the Americano, basically a Negroni made with sparkling water in place of the gin. It's crazily refreshing so it's r...

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{Citron Pressé} Lavender French Lemonade | http://saltandwind.com

{Citron Pressé} Lavender French Lemonade

This classic French cafe drink is just lemon juice, sugar, and water, but the way I like it best is infused with tons of lavender.

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{Fiori Di Zucca Fritti} Classic Italian Fried Zucchini Flowers | http://saltandwind.com

{Fiori Di Zucca Fritti} Classic Italian Fried Zucchini Flowers

Few places do fried food to the level of Rome. From the suppli to the Animelle fritte (sweetbreads), and the Carciofi alla giudia (fried artichokes) to (our fave) fried zucchini blossoms, it's hard to cross a menu that doesn't have at least one thing fried. We've long stuffed zucchini blossoms with ricotta (blended with herbs and lemon zest) but this way, with mozzrella and anchovies, is bold and unapologetic, a lot like Rome.

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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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{Insalata Caprese} Classic Caprese Salad | http://saltandwind.com

{Insalata Caprese} Classic Caprese Salad

We wait all year for it: that moment when the tomatoes are so amazing, we wouldn't think about eating anything else. And that's when we can't stop, won't stop with classic tomato dishes like this Caprese Salad.

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{Pan Bagnat} Classic Nice-Style Sandwich  | http://saltandwind.com

{Pan Bagnat} Classic Nice-Style Sandwich

People are really particular about this sandwich. If we're calling a spade a spade, it's basically Niçoise Salad in a sandwich but people tend to get really offended if you say that. So, instead, I'll just say this: on my trip to Provence, I was eating this sandwich on the regular. There are countless variations, but this version is my favorite. 

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{Gougères} Pancetta Fontina Cheese Puffs | http://saltandwind.com

{Gougères} Pancetta Fontina Cheese Puffs

Props to the French for always finding a way to sneak cheese into everything from soufflés to dessert and cheese puffs. Okay, to call gougeres cheese puffs really doesn’t do them justice. Gougeres are a very special cheese puffs because they’re made with the same dough as cream puffs as in they’re basically savory cream puffs. My favorite twist are these sweet, salty, herby gougeres with Pancetta, Fontina, and herbs. 

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Classic Black Olive Tapenade | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Black Olive Tapenade

When Alex and Joann told us about their oh-so-perfect summer lunch in Provence, we were green with envy and we were totally in love with the sound of that tapenade. So, we set out to make our own and we kept it simple with garlic, lemon, olives, and lots of olive oil and thyme. It's a dream paired with goat cheese on a crusty baguette but, deliciousness aside, we're still jealous of the girls' trip to Provence!

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Classic Kir Royale | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Kir Royale

If there's one thing that makes us feel instantly French, it's an aperitif of a Kir Royale at a sidewalk cafe. The oh-so classic drink of creme de cassis and bubbles is everything we love about France, simultaneously simply elegant and beautifully inspiring.

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{Salade Niçoise} Nice-Style Salad with Smashed Potatoes and Fried Capers | http://saltandwind.com

{Salade Niçoise} Nice-Style Salad with Smashed Potatoes and Fried Capers

Inspired by my latest trip to Provence, I updated the classic salad from Nice with the addition of tons of basil, super-high quality tuna, smashed potatoes, and fried capers. 

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Lemongrass and Cinnamon Hawaiian Plantation Iced Tea | http://saltandwind.com

Lemongrass and Cinnamon Hawaiian Plantation Iced Tea

Hawaii has changed Iced Tea for me and it's all because of Plantation Iced Tea. Like an Arnold Palmer but with pineapple juice, the best I’ve come across is from Diamond Head Grill and this is my shot at recreating it.

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