Italy

Travel stories, city guides, travel tips, recipes, and more inspired by one of our favorite food places on earth, Italy.
Local Food: The Must-Eat Classic Foods In Rome | http://saltandwind.com

Local Food: The Must-Eat Classic Foods In Rome

Rome is a town that does not mess around from the museums to the architecture and, our favorite, food. Here are the classic dishes you must eat next time you visit Rome, Italy. 

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Finding Franciacorta: Travel To This Italian Wine Region Now | http://saltandwind.com

Finding Franciacorta: Travel To This Italian Wine Region Now

It's time to travel to Franciacorta! Okay, truth is the Milanese have known about this corner of Lombardy for forever and a day and it is a premiere wine growing region, but it's pretty unknown outside of Italy.

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Truffled Mushroom Prosciutto Pizza | http://saltandwind.com

Truffled Mushroom Prosciutto Pizza

You'd think that Hollywood would be an anti-pizza world since it's non-Paleo, full of carbs, and breaks every other dieting rule, but I live at an intersection of amazing and phenomenal when it comes to pizza with hitters like Mozza and the Oaks just a stones' throw away. And while I'll never hav...

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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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{Schiacciata All’Uva} Grape Blue Cheese Mini Focaccia | http://saltandwind.com

{Schiacciata All’Uva} Grape Blue Cheese Mini Focaccia

Back when I lived in Florence, I would hit up my local focaccia bakery, Forno Ballerini, on the regular. It’s hard to say what was my favorite but my favorite time of year? Fall when the last of the grape harvest grapes would be used to make schiacciata all’uva or savory grape focaccia. 

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Toast Italy With Our Favorite Italian Aperitivo Cocktails  | http://saltandwind.com

Toast Italy With Our 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. 

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{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.  

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Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Aperol Spritz Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Aperol Spritz Cocktail

We took Frosé (Frozen Rosé) and gave it an Aperol Spritz twist! Less sweet than Frosé but just as phenom, we'll be making batches of it right up until summer ends! 

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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. 

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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...

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{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. 

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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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