Souvenir Recipes

Like edible souvenirs, these our easy versions of recipes inspired by a trip or a memory of eating on the road so that you can eat like a local even if you never leave home.
Classic Tiramisu Cake | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Tiramisu Cake

There are times you gotta go 100% classic. Like with tiramisu. A few quality ingredients and a little extra effort means the difference between a soggy or heavy version or a light, airy, not-too-sweet one like this recipe!

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Strawberry-Tarragon Curd Toast | http://saltandwind.com

Strawberry-Tarragon Curd Toast

A super simple but elegant recipe for a traditional French-style curd with tons of fresh strawberries, a hint of tarragon, this is perfect on toast, crepes, or served with scones.

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Charred Asparagus With Requeson And Mexican Dukkah | http://saltandwind.com

Charred Asparagus With Requeson And Mexican Dukkah

In this super simple salad, pencil-thin asparagus are charred on a grill then tossed with a quick lime and olive oil combo. The twist I added was making a twist on Egyptian dukkah (a seed-herb-nut mix used for dipping bread) and used classic Mexican ingredients like cumin, Mexican oregano, pistachios, and almonds. 

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Smashed Pea Bruschetta with Avocado and Pickled Radish | http://saltandwind.com

Smashed Pea Bruschetta with Avocado and Pickled Radish

If you know me, then you know I have a thing for Piri Piri sauce, which explains my love for Nando's Peri Peri joint. When we were filming Off Menu in Washington DC, I ate there and got the chicken with tons of mashed peas. The mashed peas are buttery but have herbs and a good amount of chili heat, which make them the inspiration for this Smashed Spicy Pea Bruschetta.

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{Fusilli Alla Salsiccia} Pasta With Tomato Sugo, Sausage, and Smoked Cheese | http://saltandwind.com

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

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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Elderflower and Strawberry Parfait | http://saltandwind.com

Elderflower and Strawberry Parfait

The easiest possible way to make the classic English dessert, the berry trifle. Taught to us by chef Peter Sidwell, this is our go-to recipe. 

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Classic Madeleine Cookies | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Madeleine Cookies

We all have our own romanticized vision of the perfect day in France. For us, it would be incomplete without a classic French Madeleine to savor at the end of our meal. Buttery and delicate, these are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven. Enjoying a view of the Burgundy countryside with these cookies is optional, but recommended. 

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Macadamia Banana Croissant Tarte Tatin | http://saltandwind.com

Macadamia Banana Croissant Tarte Tatin

My friend Mychael wins at life — he moved to Kauai to open a little hotel off the beaten path and he's transformed that little corner of the island into a refuge with laidback vibes that make Kauai so special. Yes, the atmosphere of The Palmwood is super special but I loved their breakfast, especially this Croissant Banana Tarte Tatin!

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Tagliatelle With Prosecco Lemon Cream Sauce | http://saltandwind.com

Tagliatelle With Prosecco Lemon Cream Sauce

A great recipe for a creamy lemon pasta with fresh basil lightly grilled shrimp and an addictive pistou sauce.

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Chestnut Gnocchi with Robiola Bosina Cheese Sauce | http://saltandwind.com

Chestnut Gnocchi with Robiola Bosina Cheese Sauce

One of our all time favorite pastas to make from scratch? Gnocchi! This twist made with chestnut flour and a creamy cheese sauce is inspired by one of our favorite restuarants in Turin, Italy.

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Celery Salad with Parmigiano-Reggiano and Walnuts | http://saltandwind.com

Celery Salad with Parmigiano-Reggiano and Walnuts

Inspired by the open air markets in Bologna, Italy, this fresh, crunchy, simple salad of celery, walnuts, and Parmigiano-Reggiano is a favorite around here!

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{Zaleti} Cornmeal Currant Italian Cookies | http://saltandwind.com

{Zaleti} Cornmeal Currant Italian Cookies

We love Italian cookies because they're simple to make, not too sweet, and always super interesting. These Venetian cookies known as Zaleti with currants, cornmeal, and almond liqueur are just that!

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