Italy

Travel stories, city guides, travel tips, recipes, and more inspired by one of our favorite food places on earth, Italy.
Fettuccine Pasta With Saffron Cream Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Fettuccine Pasta With Saffron Cream Recipe

The key to this decadent pasta is the slow simmered saffron cream sauce but adding in loads of spring vegetables makes it a welcome twist on classic Pasta Primavera!

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Where To Travel Now: March 2015 | https://saltandwind.com

Where To Travel Now: March 2015

This month we're looking forward to making the most of the last days of winter while embracing the start of Spring and our fellow food-travel friends are doing the same with travels taking them from a St Pat's celebration in Chicago to the cliffs of Amalfi and the beaches of Hawaii. 

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Baked Pesto Chicken Parmesan Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Baked Pesto Chicken Parmesan Recipe

One of our favorite Italian-American dishes -- chicken parmesan -- gets a healthy twist thanks to being baked and the addition of pesto makes it even more flavorful!

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Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Spicy Chorizo Sauce Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Spicy Chorizo Sauce Recipe

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 the tailgating food than the game and get into comfort food like this twist on ricotta-and-spinach-stuffed shells. 

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Torta di Ricotta e Polenta | https://saltandwind.com

Torta di Ricotta e Polenta

David and Luise are some of our favorites – their blog, Green Kitchen Stories, has gorgeous photography, their recipes are inspiring, and, as Stockholm natives, they make Scandinavia look like the best place on earth. But they also travel a lot and, like us here at Salt & Wind, they get inspi...

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Coconut Honey Florentine Lace Cookies | https://saltandwind.com

Coconut Honey Florentine Lace Cookies

An easy cookie recipe for a modern twist on the classic French dessert known as Florentines. Here honey, cream, butter, and coconut combine for lacey addictive cookies.

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Roasted Tomato Sausage Kale Soup Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Roasted Tomato Sausage Kale Soup Recipe

This is a loose interpretation of the classic Portuguese soup known as caldo verde. Made with potatoes, sausage, kale, and vegetables, it makes a healthy-ish one pot meal.

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Campari Watermelon Cooler Cocktail | https://saltandwind.com

Campari Watermelon Cooler Cocktail

It should be noted that women who drink real, true stiff cocktails are always given a bit of a stare. I started at it when I lived in Italy. I'd order my grandfather'’s favorite summertime drink, a Campari and Soda and my Italian friends joked that I must be an old man at heart because of my ince...

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Italy Itinerary: What To Do and Where To Eat In Verona | https://saltandwind.com

Italy Itinerary: What To Do and Where To Eat In Verona

Top of my travel bucket list was seeing my namesake opera in the famous Verona amphitheater. Here is my advice on where to go and what to eat in Verona.

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

Classic Aperol Spritz Cocktail Recipe

A simple recipe for the most popular Italian cocktail of them all: The Aperol Spritz. This wine-based cocktail from Northern Italy has a slightly bitter and sweet flavor with hints of orange, herbs, and rhubarb. Here is our recipe and tips for making a great Aperol Spritz every time!

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{Caffe Shakerato} Classic Italian Iced Espresso Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Caffe Shakerato} Classic Italian Iced Espresso Recipe

There are a few things you should know about the Italian drink, Caffe Shakerato: first, it’s pronounced “shake” with a “-rate” then an "o" at the end. (You know, it's one of those bastardizations of an English word that makes for an awesome word in a foreign language.) Also, it’s a drink that sort of shows up out of nowhere once the weather gets warm. Oh, and, if you see it, definitely order it because it's amazing. 

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Grilled Peach Panzanella Salad | https://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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