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Travel stories, city guides, travel tips, recipes, and more inspired by our home state of California.
{Fusilli Alla Salsiccia} Pasta With Tomato Sugo, Sausage, and Smoked Cheese Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

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

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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Here's What Sustainable Wine Means And Why Should You Care | https://saltandwind.com

Here's What Sustainable Wine Means And Why Should You Care

There comes a moment in every wine lover's life when they start to ask questions. And one of the most common is “What is sustainable wine?” We'll dive deep into that and also get into the terms "organic," "biodynamic," and "natural." 

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Sweeten Up Winter With This Blood Orange Olive Oil Polenta Cake Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Sweeten Up Winter With This Blood Orange Olive Oil Polenta Cake Recipe

The recipe for traditional Italian olive oil cake gets a California twist with seasonal citrus, almond flour, and polenta.

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Chocolate Bars So Good They're Worth Hopping A Flight | https://saltandwind.com

Chocolate Bars So Good They're Worth Hopping A Flight

Most people will take any excuse to hop a flight — catch up with a friend, taste test tequila, search out surf — but chocoholics like us? We'd go to the ends of the earth for a good chocolate bar.

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Did You Hear? Our Travel Planning Services Are Back! | https://saltandwind.com

Did You Hear? Our Travel Planning Services Are Back!

Dreaming of traveling but not sure where to start? We've got a service for that! The Salt & Wind concierge desk is here to help make your food adventures happen!

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Four Ways To Unplug In California's Eastern Sierra | https://saltandwind.com

Four Ways To Unplug In California's Eastern Sierra

One of our favorite places to unplug and unwind right here in California? The Eastern Sierra! Here are four chill ways to do exactly that. 

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Festive Wine Cocktails To Celebrate The Holidays | https://saltandwind.com

Festive Wine Cocktails To Celebrate The Holidays

From mulled wine to red wine hot chocolate and sangria to twist on the classic kir royale, here are 15 wine based cocktail recipes to help you toast the holiday season.

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How To Host A California Style Fall Cheese And Wine Party | https://saltandwind.com

How To Host A California Style Fall Cheese And Wine Party

It's always a good time for a food and wine party! Here are our essential tips for you to make it a success!

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A Laid Back (And Very California) Guide To Holiday Food And Wine Pairing | https://saltandwind.com

A Laid Back (And Very California) Guide To Holiday Food And Wine Pairing

There are a lot of stressors during the holidays -- rowdy relatives, long shopping lines, new recipes -- and we can’t help with all of it. But we can help relieve any angst on the food and wine front with these our top tips for food and wine pairings.

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Oysters With Pomegranate Mignonette Granita Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Oysters With Pomegranate Mignonette Granita Recipe

A creative twist on oysters with mignonette sauce made with pomegranate juice, shallots, black pepper, and vinegar. Here it's frozen and scraped for a granita like texture that's a major winner!

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Fresh Pear Fritters With Ginger Sugar Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Fresh Pear Fritters With Ginger Sugar Recipe

There are certain fried foods we’re always game to make because they’re so delicious they’re well worth the effort. Case in point? The classic Roman street snack known as suppli, the fries for this chorizo and egg sandwich, and these pear fritters.

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Spiced Persimmon Pudding Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Spiced Persimmon Pudding Recipe

Persimmons in dessert are one of the most underappreciated food preparations out there in our opinion. Here we right that wrong by combining ripe Hachiya persimmons with spices and baking it up for a not-too-sweet sophisticated but super simple dessert. 

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