Italy

Travel stories, city guides, travel tips, recipes, and more inspired by one of our favorite food places on earth, Italy.
Toast Italy With Our 10 Favorite Italian Aperitivo Cocktails  | http://saltandwind.com

Toast Italy With Our 10 Favorite Italian Aperitivo Cocktails

In our dream world, we'd do Italian aperitivo in Italy on the regular. We love the atmosphere, the snacks, and, of course, the cocktails. Here are our favorite ways to do Italian happy hour from classic cocktails to modern sips. 

Read More
{Risotto Alla Milanese} Classic Saffron Risotto | http://saltandwind.com

{Risotto Alla Milanese} Classic Saffron Risotto

The most classic of all risottos, here is a recipe for traditional Risotto alla Milanese. Made with arborio rice, butter, saffron, and grated Grana Padano cheese, this recipe is totally simple and totally impressive.  

Read More
Italy Travel Guide: Where To Eat, Stay, and Shop In Florence | http://saltandwind.com

Italy Travel Guide: Where To Eat, Stay, and Shop In Florence

Florence is a place we'll always love but it can get seriously touristy. Here are Team Salt & Wind's favorite corners of the city's historic center from shops to eats to where to stay. 

Read More
A Minimal (But Versatile) Wardrobe For Your European Summer Vacation | http://saltandwind.com

A Minimal (But Versatile) Wardrobe For Your European Summer Vacation

Minimal isn’t usually in our vocab when we’re packing, but there’s no bigger buzzkill than lugging an overweight suitcase. So, for our summer vacation, we narrowed it down to these 12 essentials.

Read More
24 Hour Itinerary: Florence, Italy With Aida Mollenkamp | http://saltandwind.com

24 Hour Itinerary: Florence, Italy With Aida Mollenkamp

Our aperitivo-loving Editor-In-Chief and one-time Florence expat invites us along as she heads out on One Perfect Day in Florence, Italy. 

Read More
Noni's Italian Walnut Shortbread Cookies  | http://saltandwind.com

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...

Read More
20 Must-Have Cookbooks for the Global Cook | http://saltandwind.com

20 Must-Have Cookbooks for the Global Cook

Swap your passport for these 20 must-have global cookbooks, and take a journey to some of the most iconic culinary locations, all within the comfort of your kitchen.

Read More
{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. 

Read More
Photos From The Quaintest Lake Town In Italy: Lake Garda's Sirmione | http://saltandwind.com

Photos From The Quaintest Lake Town In Italy: Lake Garda's Sirmione

Sometimes things are really great surprises like making a flight connection when it seems mathmatically impossible or getting upgraded in your hotel room. Or finding a town that doesn't show up on Google Maps but is totally worth the stop — like Sirmione.

Read More
{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.

Read More
20 Swoony Photos Of Positano, Italy | http://saltandwind.com

20 Swoony Photos Of Positano, Italy

There’s possibly nowhere that does the beach like Italy. Yes, I’m 100% bias but you can’t visit Italy in the summer without going to the beaches. And,for old-school Italian glam (as in, Mastroianni, Loren, Taylor), it's all about Positano.

Read More
{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.

Read More