Our current travel itinerary is no itinerary at all. Instead of hopping a plane, we're staying put in our kitchens and cooking flavors from around the world. So swap your passport for these must-have global cookbooks and cook your way through some of the world's more iconic culinary locations.
Just in time for the Olympics, we're sharing 20 cookbooks, hundreds of recipes, and an infinite amount of ways to experience the tasted the world, all within the comfort of your kitchen.
David's modern twists on classic French dishes from Coq au vin to Croque-Monsieur make what's old new again. Cook these recipes, open a bottle of Pouilly-Fumé, and play tunes by Bridgette Bardot, and your dinner guests will think you packed up Paris and brought it home.
This book by Florentine food expert, Emiko Davies, is a love letter to Florence in culinary form. From market-inspired recipes to essential eats like Torta della Nonna and must-have dishes like Tagliata, this book is full of iconic Florentine dishes from one of our favorite Italian cities.
You know you need to book a trip to Rome when you are dreaming about Cacio e Pepe on the regular. In this tome, culinary and history expert, Katie Parla, walks through generations of Roman cuisine in both stories and recipes.
When it comes to food cities, San Sebastián is at the top of our list. The capital of Basque country has such a wide range of food from tapas bars to Michelin-starred fine dining that it's hard to have a bad meal. Jose Pizarro's latest book showcases the range of flavors but one of our favorites is this simple twist on Tomato Soup.
When it comes to hot culinary destinations, Copenhagen has topped the charts as of late with its creative New Nordic cuisine. And at the heart of that movement is chef René Redzepi's award-winning restaurant, Noma. This cookbook gives you a taste of those recipes that put this Scandinavian city on the culinary map.
Maureen's take on classic Lebanese dishes are so fresh and inspiring that you'll want to cook from it everyday. The whole book is a winner but we're partial to the tomato galette and her technique for hummus, which makes for the smoothest we've ever made.
Both Ottolenghi and Tamiimi are culinary pioneers in their own right. Both are inspiring cooks. And both were born in Jerusalem in the same year, but Tamimi was born on the Arab east side and Ottolenghi on the Jewish west side. These friends came together for a book about the Holy City that's just as complex and nuanced as the city itself.
Traveling to Thailand to see the Emerald Buddha may not be in your near future, so cook from this book to travel through the country one dish at a time. In this book, Andy Ricker (of Portland's PokPok) shares classics like Pad Thai, papaya salad, and larb as well as some of the restaurant's cult favorites like their Fish Sauce Chicken wings.
Pack your bags because we are heading to the colorful and vibrant Mexico City. Food writer and Mexico City food tour operator, Lesley Tellez, loves Mexico City and it comes through in her cookbook that highlights the flavors of the Mexican capital.
French celebrity chef Babette de Rozières celebrates Creole food in this book that has long been a favorite here at Salt & Wind. We love this book for its mix of classic and contemporary, chic and comfort. The seafood recipes are amazing from the stuffed clams and blaffs to the Conch ravioli. The desserts are also super interesting from the Mango Fricasse Parcels to theCaribbean take on Banans Foster.
Yes, it's true: we're dying to get to Peru and taste all that makes Lima's food scene so unique. Until then, we'll be diving into this book to bring Peruvian flavors to our cocina with the likes of ceviche and aguadito.
Hop in shotgun and get ready to head on a cross country roadtrip with Mario Batali as he highlights the best farmers in the States. From fava bean guacamole inspired by Seattle's farms to grilled salmon with strawberry salsa inspired by Washington DC's farms, there are over 100 recipes that are as delicious as they are seasonal.
There's something about Southern food that we've always loved and it's book like this one that stoke that passion. Bring the flavors of fried green tomatoes and lemon chess pie to your home with these 120 classic Southern recipes by the talented celebrity chef, Hugh Acheson.
If there's any duo that knows New York through and through it's chef Daniel Humm and Will Guidara who co-own celebrated restaurants Eleven Madison Park and Nomad. This love letter to New York City's highlights the Big Apples best dishes and how to recreate them in your own kitchen.
San Francisco is too many up hills away, so instead we are taking a culinary journey without the hike. And if there's one restaurant that celebrates San Francisco's culinary creativity, it's Bar Tartine.
The weather forecast for Venice Beach, California is 70 and sunny, which has us craving the beach and farmers markets. We are seduced by the simple flavors that make this restaurant's cuisine a weekly part of locals' routine that's so popular it may just beat out green juices and yoga.
The Vindahls are a family with an appetite to travel, and hunger to find the best vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes. With all the gorgeous photography and inspireing recipes that made their site, Green Kitchen Stories, so popuar, this cookbook incorporates a meaningful flavor memory the family picked up at each stop.
As global cooks, we seek inspiration from every corner of the earth, so we adore this book by Heidi Swanson (the brains behind the celebrated 101 Cookbooks). Find the best vegetarian recipes to bring to your kitchen from farm to table, without having to travel from coast to coast.
Remi Zimmerman is a graduate of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. She has honed her hospitality leadership skills through working on Food Network's Giada at Home, the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, Windsor Capital Group, and at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach. After studying in Florence, Italy, she continues to feed her passion for food and travel working for Salt & Wind.