Italy

Travel stories, city guides, travel tips, recipes, and more inspired by one of our favorite food places on earth, Italy.
{Pasta Alla Checca} No-Cook Heirloom Tomato Burrata Pasta Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Pasta Alla Checca} No-Cook Heirloom Tomato Burrata Pasta Recipe

There is nothing that transports me to Italy faster than a really well done pasta alla checca. At its most simple, it's just marinated tomatoes tossed with fresh pasta but I've learned how to make it amazing.

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Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicle Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicle Recipe

On my first trip to Italy, I'd religiously finish the day with a cone of straciatella gelato while the adults would sip on ice-cold Limoncello. Though I didn't ever try more than an eyedropper full of the stuff, the intensely sweet, floral lemony flavor stayed with me and inspired these very adult Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicles.

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Maltagliati Pasta With Ricotta Salata Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Maltagliati Pasta With Ricotta Salata Recipe

One of our all-time favorite summer dishes? This summery vegetarian pasta that's by no means traditional but by all means delicious and loaded with all the best seasonal produce from corn to zucchini blossoms!

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Broiled Stone Fruit With Rosemary Honey, Whipped Mascarpone, and Crushed Amaretti Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Broiled Stone Fruit With Rosemary Honey, Whipped Mascarpone, and Crushed Amaretti Recipe

A simple dessert recipe combining some of our favorite flavors of Northern Italy. Made with broiled fruit, rosemary-infused honey, whipped Mascarpone cheese, and crumbled amaretti cookies, it's so easy to make but so flavorful!

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{Schiacciata All’Uva} Tuscan Grape Focaccia Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Schiacciata All’Uva} Tuscan Grape Focaccia Recipe

A doable, easy recipe for a traditional Tuscan focaccia bread made with olive oil, grapes, rosemary and flaky sea salt. 

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Grilled Piadina with Charred Eggplant and Spicy Greens Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Grilled Piadina with Charred Eggplant and Spicy Greens Recipe

Let's discuss this Grilled Piadina with Balsamic Eggplant and Spicy Greens. Because all things flat and bread are my jam yet I plain forgot about its existence until my last trip to Italy. A piadina is a flatbread that you see all over the Emilia-Romagna region, where it's from. I've seen them served folded in half and others rolled up, but I prefer them open face because I usually require a fork and knife to get through the loads of ingredients I've thrown on top. Though it’s nowhere near traditional, I load it with spicy greens, creamy mozzarella, and salty prosciutto so that it’s more of a meal.

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{Zucchine Alla Scapece} Italian Zucchini With Basil And Mint Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Zucchine Alla Scapece} Italian Zucchini With Basil And Mint Recipe

An easy recipe for the classic Italian dish known as Zucchine Alla Scapece where pan fried zucchini is tossed with vinegar, mint, and garlic for one of our favorite summer side dishes!

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Avocado Coconut Strawberry Semifreddo Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Avocado Coconut Strawberry Semifreddo Recipe

The traditional frozen Italian dessert, semifreddo, gets a decidedly California twist thanks to the combination of avocado, lime, and strawberries!

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Aperol Paloma Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Aperol Paloma Cocktail Recipe

We like our cocktails with an edge: sometimes spicy and other times just a tinge bitter. You're probably noticed that we use Campari and Aperol A LOT when we want a hint of bitter so it was only a matter of time until we added it to our margaritas!

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The Classic Italian Cocktails You Have To Try When You Travel To Italy | https://saltandwind.com

The Classic Italian Cocktails You Have To Try When You Travel To Italy

You can't go wrong ordering wine when you travel to Italy but also make time to sip on a classic Italian cocktail. Here the ten cocktails you must try on your next trip to Italy:

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Essential Tips To Know Before Traveling To Italy | https://saltandwind.com

Essential Tips To Know Before Traveling To Italy

You're on your way to Italy, you've got your bag packed, and itinerary set. Here are a few tips to know before you get there!

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So, What Is An Osteria? And All The Other Italian Restaurant Questions You’ve Been Meaning To Ask  | https://saltandwind.com

So, What Is An Osteria? And All The Other Italian Restaurant Questions You’ve Been Meaning To Ask

The difference between a trattoria and a ristorante and what is an osteria after all? Navigating all the different types of restaurants in Italy can be tricky -- here's our cheat sheet to help you understand it all. 

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