France

Stories, recipes, and travel tips from one of our favorite food places: France!
These Are The Chocolate Bars So Good They're Worth Hopping A Flight For | https://saltandwind.com

These Are The Chocolate Bars So Good They're Worth Hopping A Flight For

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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The Chicest Gourmet Food Store In Paris Right Now | https://saltandwind.com

The Chicest Gourmet Food Store In Paris Right Now

Headed to Paris soon? Be sure to check out Printemps du Goût, the new gourmet shop featuring freshly made dishes, sweet treats, fine wine, and more, and located inside the legendary Printemps department store.

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Coeur au Choux Meyer Lemon Cream Puffs | https://saltandwind.com

Coeur au Choux Meyer Lemon Cream Puffs

Team Salt & Wind is 100% behind The Grand Budapest Hotel. It's creative, gorgeous, and the plot revolves around a tower of cream puff pastries they coin the Courtesan au Chocolat. So, we made our own version with a Meyer Lemon cream filling.

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Gougeres Tea Sandwiches With Moroccan Braised Chicken and Pickled Onions | https://saltandwind.com

Gougeres Tea Sandwiches With Moroccan Braised Chicken and Pickled Onions

An easy recipe for a modern twist on a classic tea sandwich with Moroccan flavors, these cheese puff sandwiches are loaded with braised Moroccan chicken, pickled onions, and spicy baby arugula.

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24 Hour Itinerary: Paris, France With Lindsey Tramuta | https://saltandwind.com

24 Hour Itinerary: Paris, France With Lindsey Tramuta

After falling in love with a Frenchmen and moving to Paris on a whim, Lindsey Tramuta -- author of the wonderfully captivating sit Lost in Cheeseland -- has spent the last 8 years uncovering the city's hidden gems, which she shares in her One Perfect Day Paris. 

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{Gougères} Pancetta Fontina Cheese Puffs | https://saltandwind.com

{Gougères} Pancetta Fontina Cheese Puffs

Props to the French for always finding a way to sneak cheese into everything from soufflés to dessert and cheese puffs. Okay, to call gougeres cheese puffs really doesn’t do them justice. Gougeres are a very special cheese puffs because they’re made with the same dough as cream puffs as in they’re basically savory cream puffs. My favorite twist are these sweet, salty, herby gougeres with Pancetta, Fontina, and herbs. 

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Classic Black Olive Tapenade | https://saltandwind.com

Classic Black Olive Tapenade

When Alex and Joann told us about their oh-so-perfect summer lunch in Provence, we were green with envy and we were totally in love with the sound of that tapenade. So, we set out to make our own and we kept it simple with garlic, lemon, olives, and lots of olive oil and thyme. It's a dream paired with goat cheese on a crusty baguette but, deliciousness aside, we're still jealous of the girls' trip to Provence!

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Classic Kir Royale Cocktail | https://saltandwind.com

Classic Kir Royale Cocktail

If there's one thing that makes us feel instantly French, it's an aperitif of a Kir Royale at a sidewalk cafe. The oh-so classic drink of creme de cassis and bubbles is everything we love about France, simultaneously simply elegant and beautifully inspiring.

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Parisian Perfection: 5 Ways To Channel French Cafe Vibes | https://saltandwind.com

Parisian Perfection: 5 Ways To Channel French Cafe Vibes

If we could teleport ourselves anywhere for breakfast, it'd have to be to Paris with a cafe noisette and a fresh croissant in hand and a day of adventure ahead. We want in on that Parisian chic in our everyday, so we’ve rounded up 5 ways to easily bring Paris cafe culture into your home.

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

Off Menu: Paris Episode

Paris's food scene needs no introduction. It's as legit as it gets. But in the last few years it has modernized in a way that's creative but still totally respectful of all the beurre, onglets, et vin that first made it so famous. On this week's episode of #OffMenu, furtniture maker-extraordinaire and expat Adrian Rubi-Dentzel, and I searched out the best modern versions of classic Paris. 

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Citrus Scallops En Papillote With Herb Emulsion | https://saltandwind.com

Citrus Scallops En Papillote With Herb Emulsion

Fig & Olive is one of those restaurants that just makes you feel you’re in the South of France, even if you're in the midst of Manhattan. We credit it to Laurent whose love for simple elegant French food is infectious. Recently, they published a long overdue cookbook and we got to raise a glass to celebrate with them for the occasion. The dish that stood out to me the most that night was this Citrus Scallops En Papillote With Herb Emulsion so we had to share the recipe.

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Five Favorite Pins: Tour De France | https://saltandwind.com

Five Favorite Pins: Tour De France

Go figure: as soon as Fall drops upon us, the fashion world wants to talk Spring! The whole concept is much easier though when you remember that it's not just Fashion Week but Paris Fashion Week. Just the thought of Paris has us humming Ella Fitzgerald while pulling out our crinkled, well-loved maps, and Googling "best baguette in all the land." As a tip of the chapeau, we're taking a little tour de France this week with this week's favorite pins

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Chocolate Cornflake Clusters Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Chocolate Cornflake Clusters Recipe

If there had ever been a mimimalist movement in food, I'm pretty sure these Chocolate Cornflake Clusters would've been at the forefront of it. So simple they make you wonder why you didn't come up with it yourself -- until you realize that's because it takes a mastermind French pastry chef like Jacque Pepin to make something so simple yet so brilliant. 

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Croque Monsieur Savory Bread Pudding Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Croque Monsieur Savory Bread Pudding Recipe

Is there anything better than a great ham and cheese sandwich? Well, if there ever was a contender, I'd say it'd be this recipe for Croque Monsieur Savory Bread Pudding. Or Strata. Or whatever the heck you want to call it. This recipe is basically a giant deconstructed Croque Monsieur (aka ham, cheese, French Bread, and all things delicious). 

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Making The Most of 24 Hours in Paris | https://saltandwind.com

Making The Most of 24 Hours in Paris

When does a layover become a good thing? When it means I get 24 in one of the most fabulous places: Paris!

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Cardamom-Vanilla Coffee Crème Brûlée | https://saltandwind.com

Cardamom-Vanilla Coffee Crème Brûlée

Unfortunately for it, crème brûlée is so ubiquitous that it's easy to write it off as nothing special. But make it in a very shareable dish for two and infuse the cream with coffee beans, cardamom, and vanilla and you add a dash of intrigue to an otherwise very familiar dessert. 

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