France

Stories, recipes, and travel tips from one of our favorite food places: France!
{Salade Niçoise} Nice-Style Salad with Smashed Potatoes and Fried Capers | http://saltandwind.com

{Salade Niçoise} Nice-Style Salad with Smashed Potatoes and Fried Capers

Inspired by my latest trip to Provence, I updated the classic salad from Nice with the addition of tons of basil, super-high quality tuna, smashed potatoes, and fried capers. 

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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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Gougeres Tea Sandwiches With Moroccan Braised Chicken and Pickled Onions | http://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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{Salmon Rillettes} Smoked Salmon and Herbed Creme Fraiche Spread | http://saltandwind.com

{Salmon Rillettes} Smoked Salmon and Herbed Creme Fraiche Spread

Napa will always have a place in my heart. When I lived in San Francisco, I'd day trip there on the regular. And though there are plenty of amazing places, Bouchon Bistro will always be a go-to for me. It feels like France in the midst of California wine country: the zinc counter, the bakery, and swoon-worthy salmon rillettes.

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Classic Parisian Jambon-Beurre Sandwich | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Parisian Jambon-Beurre Sandwich

On the Paris endangered eats list is the Jambon-Beurre sandwich. Nothing more than a super amazing baguette with salted French butter and Parisian ham, it's the simplest combo but a good version is harder and harder to find.

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20 Must-Have Cookbooks for the Global Cook | http://saltandwind.com

20 Must-Have Cookbooks for the Global Cook

Swap your passport for these 20 must-have global cookbooks, and take a journey to some of the most iconic culinary locations, all within the comfort of your kitchen.

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{Pan Bagnat} Classic Nice-Style Sandwich  | http://saltandwind.com

{Pan Bagnat} Classic Nice-Style Sandwich

People are really particular about this sandwich. If we're calling a spade a spade, it's basically Niçoise Salad in a sandwich but people tend to get really offended if you say that. So, instead, I'll just say this: on my trip to Provence, I was eating this sandwich on the regular. There are countless variations, but this version is my favorite. 

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24 Hour Itinerary: Paris, France With Lindsey Tramuta | http://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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Classic Black Olive Tapenade | http://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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{Gougères} Pancetta Fontina Cheese Puffs | http://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 Kir Royale | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Kir Royale

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 | http://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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