Summer Break Aperol Spritz Punch | http://saltandwind.com

Summer Break Aperol Spritz Punch

It’s time – time to take a break. As in a Spritz Break. We know each other well enough that you know I love a good aperitivo (aka Italian happy hour). I adore the pairing of s...
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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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Friends Who Fete: How To Host A Polenta Party | http://saltandwind.com

Friends Who Fete: How To Host A Polenta Party

One of our favorite dinner parties that's traditional to Northern Italy? A polenta party! Here are all the tips and recipes you need to host a polenta party of your own.
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San Diego, California: Little Italy Neighborhood Guide | http://saltandwind.com

San Diego, California: Little Italy Neighborhood Guide

San Diego is one of our favorite places for a weekend away and the North Little Italy (aka NoLI) neighborhood is where we always spend a few hours to shop, sip, and eat.
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Chestnut Gnocchi with Robiola Bosina Cheese Sauce | http://saltandwind.com

Chestnut Gnocchi with Robiola Bosina Cheese Sauce

I first stepped foot in Torino, Italy shortly after the Winter Olympics and just in time for Fall. If there's anywhere you want to be during autumn in Italy, it's Torino because everywhere you go p...
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Blood Orange Ginger White Sangria | http://saltandwind.com

Blood Orange Ginger White Sangria

Raise your hand if you too have fallen victim to sangria that's too sweet and just a hangover waiting to happen. This California-inspired sangria with fresh fruit, local wine, and ginger liqueur is...
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Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Spicy Chorizo | http://saltandwind.com

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Spicy Chorizo

You either grow up in a sports family or you don't and we're from big sports families. And we've learned there is such a thing as too much sports spectating, which is when we're more into...
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Cook These Classic Italian Recipes When Dreaming Of Italy | http://saltandwind.com

Cook These Classic Italian Recipes When Dreaming Of Italy

It’s no secret that we love Italy, so we travel there as often as we can. But, we can’t always hop a flight at a moment's notice. The next best thing? Cooking these classic It...
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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 recre...
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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 class...
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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. 
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Pomegranate Ginger Apple Cider Punch | http://saltandwind.com

Pomegranate Ginger Apple Cider Punch

An easy punch recipe that's not too sweet, not too boozy, and just right for the Fall, this is made with pomegranate liqueur, ginger juice, apple cider, and sparkling wine.
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{Tagliata Di Manzo} Seared Sliced Steak | http://saltandwind.com

{Tagliata Di Manzo} Seared Sliced Steak

This is a very simple preparation, a favourite on the menus of trattorie or restaurants when a bistecca fiorentina is a bit too much but customers still crave a good steak. Like the bistecca, this ...
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California Getaways: Our Favorite California Weekend Trips  | http://saltandwind.com

California Getaways: Our Favorite California Weekend Trips

Sharing some of our favorite weekend roat trips and ways to roam across California from north to south. 
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Grilled Peach Panzanella Salad | http://saltandwind.com

Grilled Peach Panzanella Salad

A super simple twist on classic Italian panzanella salad made with peaches, crusty bread, and loads of herbs. 
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Blistered Balsamic Concord Grapes | http://saltandwind.com

Blistered Balsamic Concord Grapes

Oh, Balsamic Blistered Concord Grapes, where have you been all my life? I always thought grapes were just fine as is until you came along. Blistered in a hot oven with sweet-tart vinegar and herbs,...
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Italy Travel Guide: Where To Eat, Stay, and Shop In Milan | http://saltandwind.com

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

One place we think doesn't get nearly enough love: Milan. Here are Team Salt & Wind's picks for what to do, eat, and where to stay in Milan, Italy.
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{Pollo Al Burro} Sostanza Brown Butter Chicken | http://saltandwind.com

{Pollo Al Burro} Sostanza Brown Butter Chicken

Next time you go to Florence, do us a favor, stop by Trattoria Sostanza and order their butter chicken. Until then, make this recipe!
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Mezzi Paccheri Pasta with Burrata Cream, Guanciale, and Saffron | http://saltandwind.com

Mezzi Paccheri Pasta with Burrata Cream, Guanciale, and Saffron

During our trip to the Tuscan countryside, we came across one of the most interesting pastas we'd had in a long time. Made with burrata, saffron, and guanciale, it's an easy pasta that's decadent a...
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The Travel Movies That Make Us Want To Wander | http://saltandwind.com

The Travel Movies That Make Us Want To Wander

If we had it our way, the Academy would add one more category to their awards and it would award movies that cause wanderlust. These are the 10 movies that transport us without having to pull out o...
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