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.

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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On Our Bucket List Before Summer Ends: Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Aperol Spritz | http://saltandwind.com

On Our Bucket List Before Summer Ends: Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Aperol Spritz

We took Frosé (Frozen Rosé) and gave it an Aperol Spritz twist! Less sweet than Frosé but just as phenom, we'll be making batches of it right up until summer ends! 
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Finding Franciacorta: The Best Italian Wine Region I'd Never Visited | http://saltandwind.com

Finding Franciacorta: The Best Italian Wine Region I'd Never Visited

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 out...
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{Ajvar} Roasted Pepper and Eggplant Spread | http://saltandwind.com

{Ajvar} Roasted Pepper and Eggplant Spread

A healthy recipe for a traditional Ajvar, the dip with tons of roasted peppers, eggplant, and herbs, inspired by Croatia. 
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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 eyed...
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Our 15 Favorite Food Finds In Rome's Centro Storico | http://saltandwind.com

Our 15 Favorite Food Finds In Rome's Centro Storico

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 ge...
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Split Pea Veggie Wrap with Cilantro-Mint Chutney | http://saltandwind.com

Split Pea Veggie Wrap with Cilantro-Mint Chutney

I've got a confession: I eat any and everything when I'm out on the road. But when I get home? At home I eat super vegetarian. As in lots of salads, dips, and veggies upon veggies. Truth is, it's t...
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Mediterranean Lamb Burger | http://saltandwind.com

Mediterranean Lamb Burger

Yes, we love a good juicy hamburger but to us, there's nothing quite like a lamb burger. Here is our recipe for a super simple burger topped with feta, spicy arugula, and an olive mayo!
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Hazelnut Chocolate Baci Ice Cream | http://saltandwind.com

Hazelnut Chocolate Baci Ice Cream

Raise your hand if you're as into the chocolate-hazelnut combo that is Nutella, Baci, and Gianduja! I'm so into it that I cannot pass a gelato stand without ordering it. So, for our Ice Cream Socia...
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Chocolate Almond Butter Cup and Almond Butter Swirl Ice Cream | http://saltandwind.com

Chocolate Almond Butter Cup and Almond Butter Swirl Ice Cream

A twist on the classic Chocolate-Peanut Butter Ice Cream made with homemade Mini Chocolate Almond Butter cups and an Almond Butter Swirl. 
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