Aida Mollenkamp

Aida Mollenkamp

Aida is a food and travel expert, on-camera host, author, and the founder of Salt & Wind and 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.

Taste Manchester’s Best Local Foods At Altrincham Market | http://saltandwind.com

Taste Manchester’s Best Local Foods At Altrincham Market

Everyone has that thing they have to do when they travel somewhere new. For food people, it’s visiting markets like Manchester's historic food hall, Altrincham Market. 
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Blistered Balsamic Concord Grapes | http://saltandwind.com

Blistered Balsamic Concord Grapes

Oh, Balsamic Blistered Concord Grapes, where have you been all my life? I always thought grapes were just fine as is until you came along. Blistered in a hot oven with sweet-tart vinegar and herbs,...
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Roasted Squash Tacos with Toasted Chile Peanut Salsa | http://saltandwind.com

Roasted Squash Tacos with Toasted Chile Peanut Salsa

On a taco-eating trip to Baja California, I became completely obsesed with the tostadas at La Guerrerense. And every tostada was even better when topped with their salsa; it's a toasted g...
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11 Ways To Get A Taste Of Manchester | http://saltandwind.com

11 Ways To Get A Taste Of Manchester

Heading to Manchester England? Here are the things you need to do to get a taste for the city!
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Watermelon Pomegranate Margarita Cocktails | http://saltandwind.com

Watermelon Pomegranate Margarita Cocktails

When it comes to refreshing, it's hard to do better than watermelon juice. So, for summer entertaining, Watermelon Margaritas have become a staple - we prefer ours with a touch of pomegranate lique...
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Friends Who Fete: The Thoroughly Modern Ice Cream Social | http://saltandwind.com

Friends Who Fete: The Thoroughly Modern Ice Cream Social

The ultimate summer party? An Ice Cream Social! For this Friends Who Fete we gathered our friends and family for a classic-meets-updated ice cream social with everything from kid-friendly ice cream...
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Mixed Berry Pavlova With Lemon Curd and Mascarpone Whipped Cream | http://saltandwind.com

Mixed Berry Pavlova With Lemon Curd and Mascarpone Whipped Cream

The most perfect spring dessert in our opinion? The light, airy, totally gorgeous meringue dessert that is the pavlova. Here we layer in raspberry puree and lemon curd for an over-the-top version o...
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Rosé Raspberry Lavender Spritzer Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Rosé Raspberry Lavender Spritzer Cocktail

Say hello to the cocktail that's quick to become your go-to brunch cocktail. Made with raspberry lavender syrup, lime juice, and Hangar 1 Rose Vodka, it's light, refreshing, and easy to make!
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The Hugo Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

The Hugo Cocktail

One of my fave moments during my recent trip to the Amalfi coast was at the hillside town of Ravello where I spent a lazy day poolside. While there I tried these super light elderflo...
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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 ...
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