Aida Mollenkamp

Aida Mollenkamp

Aida is a food and travel expert, on-camera host, author, and the founder of Salt & Wind. She's a California native who has always had a global perspective in her cooking and in life. Over the years, she has visited more than 35 countries and 35 states and has lived in Europe and across the United States. Through her work, she is on a mission to taste the world.

{Grande Cena A Base di Polenta} Everything You Need To Host An Italian Polenta Party | http://saltandwind.com

{Grande Cena A Base di Polenta} Everything You Need To Host An Italian Polenta Party

Here's the thing: we'll take pretty much any excuse to get friends together and the standard holidays aren't nearly enough in our opinion. So, we're all about getting together as often as possible ...
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Airport Playbook: Six Tips To Make Your Next Airport Trip Less Stressful | http://saltandwind.com

Airport Playbook: Six Tips To Make Your Next Airport Trip Less Stressful

Travel can get stressful but we've learned a few tricks along the way to make it more bearable. Here are six tips for making the airport less stressful.
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Your Next Vacation Should Be A Digital Detox (Here's How To Do It) | http://saltandwind.com

Your Next Vacation Should Be A Digital Detox (Here's How To Do It)

I burned out on social media recently and it made me realize how important it is to unplug. Here's why you'll want your next vacation to be a digital detox (and how to do it).
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Our Packing Mantra: The 10 Travel Packing Tips We Live By | http://saltandwind.com

Our Packing Mantra: The 10 Travel Packing Tips We Live By

There are those of us who are natural-born packers and those of us who get anxiety anytime we pull out a suitcase. Despite the fact I've logged over 100,000 miles in on the road the past few years,...
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Sparkling Honey Lemon Gingerade | http://saltandwind.com

Sparkling Honey Lemon Gingerade

Tell me, how do you survive the turbulence of life? No matter how hectic it is when I’'m in the air, this Honey-Lemon Gingerade is the remedy when I'’m back home. There are versions of gingerade (a...
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Meet Your New Favorite Holiday Treats: Noni's Italian Walnut Shortbread Cookies  | http://saltandwind.com

Meet Your New Favorite Holiday Treats: Noni's Italian Walnut Shortbread Cookies

Some of us are a bit, shall we say, more sentimental than others. And there's nothing like the one-two combo of the end of the year and the holiday season to bring it out. That ornament that you ha...
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Muhammara Chicken Melts | http://saltandwind.com

Muhammara Chicken Melts

These Muhammara Chicken Melts came about because, well, I've always liked the idea of an open-face chicken melt but never really found one I liked. And because I had a ton of Muhammara hanging arou...
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Honey-Baked Cheese with Pistachios and Cranberries | http://saltandwind.com

Honey-Baked Cheese with Pistachios and Cranberries

This appetizer is the black-tie version of grilled cheese. While I’ve served many a mini grilled cheese in my day, this recipe is much easier to make and has a bit of panache and easy elegance that...
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Spiced Sweet Potato Tamales With Chocolate Sauce | http://saltandwind.com

Spiced Sweet Potato Tamales With Chocolate Sauce

A simple (and non-traditional) recipe for a dessert tamale made with sweet potatoes, pecans, coconut, spices and a chile chocolate sauce!
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Cocoa-Chile Sweet Spicy Snack Mix | http://saltandwind.com

Cocoa-Chile Sweet Spicy Snack Mix

A simple and easy recipe for a Mexican-inspired twist on classic snack mix with plantain chips, nuts, pretzels and a spiced-cocoa coating!
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