France

Stories, recipes, and travel tips from one of our favorite food places: France!
Gougeres Tea Sandwiches With Moroccan Braised Chicken and Pickled Onions | http://saltandwind.com

Gougeres Tea Sandwiches With Moroccan Braised Chicken and Pickled Onions

An easy recipe for a modern twist on a classic tea sandwich with Moroccan flavors, these cheese puff sandwiches are loaded with braised Moroccan chicken, pickled onions, and spicy baby arugula.

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Classic Parisian Jambon-Beurre Sandwich | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Parisian Jambon-Beurre Sandwich

On the Paris endangered eats list is the Jambon-Beurre sandwich. Nothing more than a super amazing baguette with salted French butter and Parisian ham, it's the simplest combo but a good version is harder and harder to find.

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{Salmon Rillettes} Smoked Salmon and Herbed Creme Fraiche Spread | http://saltandwind.com

{Salmon Rillettes} Smoked Salmon and Herbed Creme Fraiche Spread

Napa will always have a place in my heart. When I lived in San Francisco, I'd day trip there on the regular. And though there are plenty of amazing places, Bouchon Bistro will always be a go-to for me. It feels like France in the midst of California wine country: the zinc counter, the bakery, and swoon-worthy salmon rillettes.

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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.

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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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24 Hours in Paris, France with Lindsey Tramuta | http://saltandwind.com

24 Hours in Paris, France with Lindsey Tramuta

After falling in love with a Frenchmen and moving to Paris on a whim, Lindsey Tramuta -- author of the wonderfully captivating sit Lost in Cheeseland -- has spent the last 8 years uncovering the city's hidden gems, which she shares in her One Perfect Day Paris. 

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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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Parisian Perfection: 5 Ways To Channel French Cafe Vibes | http://saltandwind.com

Parisian Perfection: 5 Ways To Channel French Cafe Vibes

If we could teleport ourselves anywhere for breakfast, it'd have to be to Paris with a cafe noisette and a fresh croissant in hand and a day of adventure ahead. We want in on that Parisian chic in our everyday, so we’ve rounded up 5 ways to easily bring Paris cafe culture into your home.

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Off Menu: Paris Episode | http://saltandwind.com

Off Menu: Paris Episode

Paris's food scene needs no introduction. It's as legit as it gets. But in the last few years it has modernized in a way that's creative but still totally respectful of all the beurre, onglets, et vin that first made it so famous. On this week's episode of #OffMenu, furtniture maker-extraordinaire and expat Adrian Rubi-Dentzel, and I searched out the best modern versions of classic Paris. 

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Citrus Scallops En Papillote With Herb Emulsion | http://saltandwind.com

Citrus Scallops En Papillote With Herb Emulsion

Fig & Olive is one of those restaurants that just makes you feel you’re in the South of France, even if you're in the midst of Manhattan. We credit it to Laurent whose love for simple elegant French food is infectious. Recently, they published a long overdue cookbook and we got to raise a glass to celebrate with them for the occasion. The dish that stood out to me the most that night was this Citrus Scallops En Papillote With Herb Emulsion so we had to share the recipe.

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Five Favorite Pins: Tour De France | http://saltandwind.com

Five Favorite Pins: Tour De France

Go figure: as soon as Fall drops upon us, the fashion world wants to talk Spring! The whole concept is much easier though when you remember that it's not just Fashion Week but Paris Fashion Week. Just the thought of Paris has us humming Ella Fitzgerald while pulling out our crinkled, well-loved maps, and Googling "best baguette in all the land." As a tip of the chapeau, we're taking a little tour de France this week with this week's favorite pins

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Chocolate Cornflake Clusters | http://saltandwind.com

Chocolate Cornflake Clusters

If there had ever been a mimimalist movement in food, I'm pretty sure these Chocolate Cornflake Clusters would've been at the forefront of it. So simple they make you wonder why you didn't come up with it yourself -- until you realize that's because it takes a mastermind pastry chef like Jacque Pepin to make something so simple yet so brilliant. 

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Making The Most of 24 Hours in Paris | http://saltandwind.com

Making The Most of 24 Hours in Paris

When does a layover become a good thing? When it means I get 24 in one of the most fabulous places: Paris!

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Crepes with Meyer Lemon Curd and Berries | http://saltandwind.com

Crepes with Meyer Lemon Curd and Berries

This last weekend we had a serious winter storm that left everyone confused — confused on how to drive, how to dress, and what season it is. And the produce seems to have gotten caught up in the confusion. A bit wintry but with spring so close you can taste it, we’ve got everything from Meyer lem...

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Essential Basque Country Souvenirs | http://saltandwind.com

Essential Basque Country Souvenirs

One of our favorite places to visit? Basque Country in Spain and here are the souvenirs we love to bring back when we travel there.

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Cardamom-Vanilla Coffee Crème Brûlée | http://saltandwind.com

Cardamom-Vanilla Coffee Crème Brûlée

Unfortunately for it, crème brûlée is so ubiquitous that it's easy to write it off as nothing special. But make it in a very shareable dish for two and infuse the cream with coffee beans, cardamom, and vanilla and you add a dash of intrigue to an otherwise very familiar dessert. 

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