Italy

Travel stories, city guides, travel tips, recipes, and more inspired by one of our favorite food places on earth, Italy.
Where To Eat Rome City Center: 18 Of My Favorite Restaurants, Bars, and Street Food Spots | http://saltandwind.com

Where To Eat Rome City Center: 18 Of My Favorite Restaurants, Bars, and Street Food Spots

Rome is such an enormous city. It's enormous in population, it's enormous in personality, and it's enormous in scale -- but, then enormous is how the Romans thought. That means it can be easy to get overwhelmed when you visit. Here are a few of my favorite places in the centro storico.

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{Salsa Verde Alla Piemontese} Italian Herb Sauce | http://saltandwind.com

{Salsa Verde Alla Piemontese} Italian Herb Sauce

Italian salsa verde is a sweet-sour herby sauce that hails from the region of Piedmont and is traditionally served along heavy roasts and stews. We like to use it all over the place from a sauce alongside fried zucchini blossoms to atop a piece of grilled fish or slathered in our favorite steak sandwich.

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How To Make Tuscan Ribollita Soup | http://saltandwind.com

How To Make Tuscan Ribollita Soup

It's time for another installation of our our Global Kitchen series with our friends at KitchenAid and this time we're all about the classic Tuscan recipe, Ribolitta soup.

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The Best City For Your Food Personality | http://saltandwind.com

The Best City For Your Food Personality

When you love food as much as we do, it can be hard to decide where to go and what to eat, especially since there are different cities for different types of eater. So, here it is: our list of cities for (almost) every type of eater out there.

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Local Food: The Must-Eat Classic Foods In Rome | http://saltandwind.com

Local Food: The Must-Eat Classic Foods In Rome

Rome is a town that does not mess around from the museums to the architecture and, our favorite, food. Here are the classic dishes you must eat next time you visit Rome, Italy. 

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Finding Franciacorta: Travel To This Italian Wine Region Now | http://saltandwind.com

Finding Franciacorta: Travel To This Italian Wine Region Now

It's time to travel to Franciacorta! Okay, truth is the Milanese have known about this corner of Lombardy for forever and a day and it is a premiere wine growing region, but it's pretty unknown outside of Italy.

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Truffled Mushroom Prosciutto Pizza | http://saltandwind.com

Truffled Mushroom Prosciutto Pizza

You'd think that Hollywood would be an anti-pizza world since it's non-Paleo, full of carbs, and breaks every other dieting rule, but I live at an intersection of amazing and phenomenal when it comes to pizza with hitters like Mozza and the Oaks just a stones' throw away. And while I'll never hav...

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Franciacorta Risotto with Pears and Crisped Speck | http://saltandwind.com

Franciacorta Risotto with Pears and Crisped Speck

After only a few days in Franciacorta, I was totally smitten. The sparkling wine there is fantastic, the area is gorgeous Italian countryside, and the people were so kind. Our meal at Barboglio de Gaioncelli was my favorite, and, of that meal, their risotto made with Franciacorta wine and robiola cheese was my favorite. 

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{Schiacciata All’Uva} Grape Blue Cheese Mini Focaccia | http://saltandwind.com

{Schiacciata All’Uva} Grape Blue Cheese Mini Focaccia

Back when I lived in Florence, I would hit up my local focaccia bakery, Forno Ballerini, on the regular. It’s hard to say what was my favorite but my favorite time of year? Fall when the last of the grape harvest grapes would be used to make schiacciata all’uva or savory grape focaccia. 

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Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicles | http://saltandwind.com

Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicles

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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Toast Italy With Our 10 Favorite Italian Aperitivo Cocktails  | http://saltandwind.com

Toast Italy With Our 10 Favorite Italian Aperitivo Cocktails

In our dream world, we'd do Italian aperitivo in Italy on the regular. We love the atmosphere, the snacks, and, of course, the cocktails. Here are our favorite ways to do Italian happy hour from classic cocktails to modern sips. 

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{Risotto Alla Milanese} Classic Saffron Risotto | http://saltandwind.com

{Risotto Alla Milanese} Classic Saffron Risotto

The most classic of all risottos, here is a recipe for traditional Risotto alla Milanese. Made with arborio rice, butter, saffron, and grated Grana Padano cheese, this recipe is totally simple and totally impressive.  

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