Aida Mollenkamp

Aida Mollenkamp

Aida is a food and travel expert, on-camera host, author, and the founder of Salt & Wind Travel. 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. She is on a mission to help food lovers taste the world.

How To Avoid A Bad Restaurant In Italy | http://saltandwind.com

How To Avoid A Bad Restaurant In Italy

Yes, we totally adore the food in Italy but, even though there's a lot of incredible food, you can still get a crappy meal. So here it is: our top tips to make sure you avoid a bad meal in Italy:
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My List Of The Essential Restaurants In Rome's City Center  | http://saltandwind.com

My List Of The Essential Restaurants In Rome's City Center

Rome is an enormous city, which 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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From Avignon to Lyon: A Rhône River Itinerary | http://saltandwind.com

From Avignon to Lyon: A Rhône River Itinerary

My first experience on a river cruise was from Arles to Lyon along the Rhône River and I couldn't have loved it more.
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Oaxaca Is Home To Seven Classic Moles And You Should Eat Them All When You Travel To Oaxaca | http://saltandwind.com

Oaxaca Is Home To Seven Classic Moles And You Should Eat Them All When You Travel To Oaxaca

You probably know mole. And Oaxaca. But did you know that there are seven moles that come from Oaxaca? Here is everything you need to know to master mole for your next trip to Mexico:
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Why Your Next Vacation Should Be A Digital Detox | http://saltandwind.com

Why Your Next Vacation Should Be A Digital Detox

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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Essential Tips To Know Before Traveling To Italy | http://saltandwind.com

Essential Tips To Know Before Traveling To Italy

You're on your way to Italy, you've got your bag packed, and itinerary set. Here are a few tips to know before you get there!
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Toast Hollywood With The Oscar Buzz Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Toast Hollywood With The Oscar Buzz Cocktail

Nothing says celebration like something bubbly so, for this year's award season, I’ve created this blood orange and pomegranate champagne cocktail I’ve coined The Oscar Buzz.
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Friends Who Fete: How To Host A Polenta Party | http://saltandwind.com

Friends Who Fete: How To Host A Polenta Party

One of our favorite dinner parties that's traditional to Northern Italy? A polenta party! Here are all the tips and recipes you need to host a polenta party of your own.
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The 10 Travel Packing Tips We Live By | http://saltandwind.com

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. Here are my tips for overcoming overpacking once and for all.
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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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