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.
{Cacio e Pepe Di Leonardo Vignoli} Leonardo Vignoli’s Cacio e Pepe Pasta | http://saltandwind.com

{Cacio e Pepe Di Leonardo Vignoli} Leonardo Vignoli’s Cacio e Pepe Pasta

Katie Parla knows a thing or two about Rome—having lived and worked there for over 13 years—and she's shared her secrets in the book, Tasting Rome. We asked her about her must-east dishes and she mentioned pastas at Trattoira Da Cesare Al Casaletto so we asked her to share the Cacio e Pepe recipe here.

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{Supplì al telefono} Mozzarella Tomato Basil Risotto Balls | http://saltandwind.com

{Supplì al telefono} Mozzarella Tomato Basil Risotto Balls

Roman street food is another level from local faves like porchetta and polpette di bollito to classics like pizza and gelato, you could go days just noshing on it and be more than satisfied. While we were filming the Rome episode of Off Menu we had a hard time deciding what sort of food to celebr...

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{La Torta Ricotta e Pere di Sal De Riso} Amalfi Pear Ricotta Hazelnut Cake | http://saltandwind.com

{La Torta Ricotta e Pere di Sal De Riso} Amalfi Pear Ricotta Hazelnut Cake

One of my all-time favorite corners of the world? Definitely the ragged cliffs of the Amalfi Coast and this recipe hails from the Amalfi Coast town of Minori. It's everything we love about Italian desserts—not too sweet, easy to make, yet elegant.

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Persian Kuku with Saffron Potatoes and Herbs | http://saltandwind.com

Persian Kuku with Saffron Potatoes and Herbs

Spring is the unofficial season of brunching, don’t you think? One of my favorite dishes for brunch is this kuku , which is like the Persian cousin to the Italian frittata except that the eggs are a supporting player more than a star. Kuku is one ofthe main dishes made for Nowruz or Persian New Year, which happens the first weekend of Spring.

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{Hyderabadi Dum Biryani} Spiced Lamb Biryani Rice Dish | http://saltandwind.com

{Hyderabadi Dum Biryani} Spiced Lamb Biryani Rice Dish

Biryani deserves some props. It’s an aromatic rice pilaf (aka rice cooked into liquid) that hails from the Indian city of Nawabs, Hyderabad and it's one of the oldest of old-school rice dishes. Though biryanis origins aren’t totally clear, some claim it was first prepared in a royal kitchen durin...

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{Rabanada} Cocoa-Cinnamon Churro French Toast | http://saltandwind.com

{Rabanada} Cocoa-Cinnamon Churro French Toast

It's almost New Year's Eve, which preceeds my favorite brunching day of the year, New Years Day. For the occasion, I wanted to make something breakfast and brunch appropriate and immediately thought of this Cocoa-Cinnamon Churro French Toast (aka Rabanada). Okay, it's actually a dish that Brazili...

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Marigot Mango Eclairs | http://saltandwind.com

Marigot Mango Eclairs

On my last trip to the Caribbean, I knew I'd be all about Saint Martin. From the minute we left, I was counting down the days with anticipation. I mean, it's half Dutch, half French, which means you can have Heinekens and eclairs with the Caribbean at your feet. I was smitten with the pastries, which is what inspired these Mango Eclairs. 

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{Kaiserschmarren} Austrian Rum-Raisin Shredded Pancake | http://saltandwind.com

{Kaiserschmarren} Austrian Rum-Raisin Shredded Pancake

When it comes to Austrian sweets, you probably think of strudel-wrapped pastries, marzipan confections, or the iconic Sachertorte. But when I moved to Vienna, these weren’t exactly the treats I craved. To ease my transition into my new life abroad, and to counteract the incredibly chilly and gray weather, I wanted something warm, unfussy, and most of all, über-comforting. It turns out that Kaiserschmarren—essentially a fluffy, shredded pancake—was just the ticket.

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Our Most Perfect Hummus | http://saltandwind.com

Our Most Perfect Hummus

You know what's been missing around here? A classic hummus recipe. As in a recipe that is simple, not boring, and effing amazing. This is that recipe.

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Citrus Rosemary Spanish Gin and Tonic Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Citrus Rosemary Spanish Gin and Tonic Cocktail

The Spaniards are pretty much killing it when it comes to Gin + Tonics. Yes, it's kind of random but when I went to Spain a few weeks ago to film Off Menu, I totally got it. 

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Brown Rice Chirashi Bowl  | http://saltandwind.com

Brown Rice Chirashi Bowl

When I was traveling in Japan I had some amazing eats—gooey takoyaki, grilled skewers, bowls of ramen. But, after a while, I wanted a good clean meal—enter the chirashi bowl. This is a recipe for a classic Chirashi bowl with brown rice to make it even healthier.

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Citrus Vodka Martini | http://saltandwind.com

Citrus Vodka Martini

I haven't given Martinis much love around here because I kind of assume we've all been there done that. But, when our friends at Juliska offered up their gorgeous Martini set for a holiday giveaway (details below), it got us rethinking this classic cocktail. Here is a very slight twist on the classic, a Citrus Vodka Martini with a twist. 

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