Italy

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24 Hour Itinerary: Rome, Italy With Katie Parla | https://saltandwind.com

24 Hour Itinerary: Rome, Italy With Katie Parla

If you watched the Rome episode of Off Menu, then you're familiar with Katie Parla. The food expert, Roman resident, and author of just-released book, Tasting Rome loves everything Rome and celebrates it through her work. So we were dying to know what she'd do on her One Perfect Day in the Eternal City. 

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{Cacio e Pepe} Leonardo Vignoli’s Cacio e Pepe Pasta Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Cacio e Pepe} Leonardo Vignoli’s Cacio e Pepe Pasta Recipe

Katie Parla knows a thing or two about Rome—having lived and worked there for over 13 years—and she's shared her secrets in the book, Tasting Rome. We asked her about her must-east dishes and she mentioned pastas at Trattoira Da Cesare Al Casaletto so we asked her to share the Cacio e Pepe recipe here.

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Off Menu: Rome Episode | https://saltandwind.com

Off Menu: Rome Episode

The problem isn't what to eat in Rome but where. Tons of restaurants offer the greatest food hits—Amatriciana, Carbonara, Pajata, and Cacio e Pepe pastas; Trippa, Carciofi alla giudea—but nowhere near all of them are noteworthy. In fact, it's really easy to find less-than-stellar versions of these dishes.

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{Supplì Al Telefono} Tomato Basil Risotto Balls Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Supplì Al Telefono} Tomato Basil Risotto Balls Recipe

When you travel to Italy, it's immediately evident: Roman street food is another level from local faves like porchetta and polpette di bollito to classics like pizza and gelato, you could go days just noshing on it and be more than satisfied.

While we were in Italy filming the Rome episode of Off...

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{La Torta Ricotta e Pere di Sal De Riso} Amalfi Pear Ricotta Hazelnut Cake | https://saltandwind.com

{La Torta Ricotta e Pere di Sal De Riso} Amalfi Pear Ricotta Hazelnut Cake

One of my all-time favorite corners of the world? Definitely the ragged cliffs of the Amalfi Coast and this recipe hails from the Amalfi Coast town of Minori. It's everything we love about Italian desserts—not too sweet, easy to make, yet elegant.

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Our Favorite Recipes From Around The World Using Pulses, Beans, And Legumes | https://saltandwind.com

Our Favorite Recipes From Around The World Using Pulses, Beans, And Legumes

You've probably noticed that, just as much as my adventures influence my cooking, so do ingredients. And when it comes to one set of ingredients—pulses—I can't help think of how many places I've seen them. Here are a few of our favorite pulses recipes inspired by our travels.

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Mushroom Ragu Agrodolce Bites Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Mushroom Ragu Agrodolce Bites Recipe

If sweet-sour is your love language, then you'll adore agrodolce sauce. It's a traditional recipe from Italy but here we're combining it with shallots and mushrooms for a modern vegetarian appetizer. 

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{Sfoglia alla Valdostana} Fontina and Prosciutto Puff Pastry Squares | https://saltandwind.com

{Sfoglia alla Valdostana} Fontina and Prosciutto Puff Pastry Squares

The marriage of creamy Fontina and ham is pretty much our favorite ham and cheese combo of all time. Here that classic flavor seen in Italy's Valdostana region gets tucked into puff pastry for a party-friendly appetizer.

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Cinnamon Cayenne Citrus Salad Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Cinnamon Cayenne Citrus Salad Recipe

Bright, warm, tangy, and sweet, this citrus salad is for ye who sought out Warhead candies as children. It's an elegant play between tartness and sweetness that I absolutely love paired with crunchy cacao nibs. It can be made with any combination of citrus fruits (although you'd be wise to avoid lemon/lime)!

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Watermelon Ginger Aperol Spritz Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Watermelon Ginger Aperol Spritz Cocktail Recipe

A summery twist on the classic Aperol spritz cocktail made with a watermelon ginger juice.

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Aperol Spritz Punch Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Aperol Spritz Punch Cocktail Recipe

In the summer months, our go-to aperitivo drink is The Classic Spritz but we’ve been entertaining a lot and wanted a twist on the Spritz that I could mix by the batch like this Summer Break Aperol Spritz Punch.

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Orange Espresso Granita Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Orange Espresso Granita Recipe

It’s known as “dome sickness” in our family. You won’t find a definition in any other dictionary because it's my Mom's term and she'd define it as an intense longing for the duomo of Florence and for Italy in general. To cure my latest bout of dome sickness, I’ve been scraping together (literally) this coffee granita. It’s a classic Southern Italian recipe with the addition of orange juice, cocoa, and some liqueur for something that’s more than meets the eye. And, let’s be honest, it’s a pretty great way to breath new life into leftover coffee.

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