Italy

Travel stories, city guides, travel tips, recipes, and more inspired by one of our favorite food places on earth, Italy.
Italy Travel Guide: Where To Eat, Shop, and Stay In Rome | http://saltandwind.com

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

Rome's a huge city so it's easy to get overwhelmed. Here are Team Salt & Wind's favorite corners of the city's historic center from shops to eats to where to stay. 

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Local Food: Here's What To Eat In Romagna, Italy | http://saltandwind.com

Local Food: Here's What To Eat In Romagna, Italy

When it comes to the Italian region of Emilia-Romanga, Emilia is way better known, which is a shame because Romagna has a culinary culture all its own that's well worth exploring. Here are 10 classic foods from Romagna that you may not know but should seek out next time you're in Italy.

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24 Hour Itinerary: Rome, Italy With Katie Parla | http://saltandwind.com

24 Hour Itinerary: Rome, Italy With Katie Parla

If you watched the Rome episode of Off Menu, then you're familiar with Katie Parla. The food expert, Romam resident, and author of just-released book, Tasting Rome loves everything Rome and celebrates it through her work. So we were dying to know what she'd do on her One Perfect Day in the Eternal City. 

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{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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Off Menu: Rome Episode | http://saltandwind.com

Off Menu: Rome Episode

The problem isn't what to eat in Rome but where. Tons of restaurants offer the greatest food hits—Amatriciana, Carbonara, Pajata, and Cacio e Pepe pastas; Trippa, Carciofi alla giudea—but nowhere near all of them are noteworthy. In fact, it's really easy to find less-than-stellar versions of these dishes.

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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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Recipes From Around The World: Pulses | http://saltandwind.com

Recipes From Around The World: Pulses

You've probably noticed that, just as much as my adventures influence my cooking, so do ingredients. And when it comes to one set of ingredients—pulses—I can't help think of how many places I've seen them. Here are a few of our favorite pulses recipes inspired by our travels.

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{Fusilli Alla Salsiccia} Pasta With Tomato Sugo, Sausage, and Smoked Cheese | http://saltandwind.com

{Fusilli Alla Salsiccia} Pasta With Tomato Sugo, Sausage, and Smoked Cheese

Santa Ynez has a downtown that looks like it's a freeze frame from an old Western movie, but then has gems like SY Kitchen. We couldn't stop raving about this Fusilli alla Salsiccia so I recreated it here; but, let's be real, you should travel there to taste for yourself!

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Watermelon Ginger Aperol Spritz Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Watermelon Ginger Aperol Spritz Cocktail

Remember in school when you'd get back from summer and you'd share your favorite memories? I'd always make a collage of my favorite moments of the summer break. Now that I'm older, I do the same thing except that know I capture those memories in food (and cocktail) form. And, if I had to define the summer of 2015 in one sip, it'd be with an Aperol Spritz. 

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Italy Itinerary: What To Do On A Weekend In Forte Dei Marmi | http://saltandwind.com

Italy Itinerary: What To Do On A Weekend In Forte Dei Marmi

When it comes to beaches, Italy’s got a lot of options, but I feel most at home in the Tuscan beach town of Forte Dei Marmi. This beach town is less than an hour from Florence but feels like another world free of tourists and full of locals. 

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Maltagliati Pasta with Summer Vegetables and Ricotta Salata | http://saltandwind.com

Maltagliati Pasta with Summer Vegetables and Ricotta Salata

San Francisco does not do summer. If you've ever been there during midsummer, you've likely been  up here a few welcomed with fog, wind, and temperatures that are decidedly unsummerlike. Despite having lived there over 7 years, I forget this, especially since it's when the rest of the nation is flirting with triple digit weather. So, I get it if you’re thinking it’s just too hot for pasta. But in chilly and cold S.F., it couldn't be more perfect. And the markets are still brimming with summer produce, so that’s when I want a summer pasta like this light, easy Maltagliati Pasta with Summer Vegetables with Ricotta Salata.

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