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: 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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10 Things I Love About Our Salt & Wind Italy Trip | http://saltandwind.com

10 Things I Love About Our Salt & Wind Italy Trip

Did you miss out on our first-ever Salt & Wind Italy trip? Get a peek with these swoony photos from the trip that covered Lombardy, Italy from Milan to Franciacorta. 
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Food Anatomy: Hawaii's Best Malasadas | http://saltandwind.com

Food Anatomy: Hawaii's Best Malasadas

If you're headed to Hawaii, there's a lot of must eat food but top of our list is the malasada. Here's everything you need to know about a malasada — as in what makes a good malasada and...
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10 Decor Items To Bring Hawaii Into Your Home | http://saltandwind.com

10 Decor Items To Bring Hawaii Into Your Home

Here are a ten must-buy products to bring a piece of Hawaii into your home.
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Franciacorta Risotto with Pears and Crisped Speck | http://saltandwind.com

Franciacorta Risotto with Pears and Crisped Speck

After only a few days in Franciacorta, I was totally smitten. The sparkling wine there is fantastic, the area is gorgeous Italian countryside, and the people were so kind. Our meal at Bar...
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{Schiacciata All’Uva} Grape Blue Cheese Mini Focaccia | http://saltandwind.com

{Schiacciata All’Uva} Grape Blue Cheese Mini Focaccia

Back when I lived in Florence, I would hit up my local focaccia bakery, Forno Ballerini, on the regular. It’s hard to say what was my favorite but my favorite time of year? Fall whe...
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Pear, Cranberry, and Brie Mini Tartlets | http://saltandwind.com

Pear, Cranberry, and Brie Mini Tartlets

IOHO, it is high time to modernize the ubiquitious cranberry and brie appetizer. Here we do a modern twist on that recipe by folding in sage pears and topping it with hot honey, pomegranate seeds, ...
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Speck-Wrapped Persimmons With Balsamic Honey Glaze | http://saltandwind.com

Speck-Wrapped Persimmons With Balsamic Honey Glaze

A twist on the traditional Italian appetizer of prosciutto and melon, this easy recipe is made by wrapping ripe Fuyu persimmons in smoky speck and topping it with a sweet-tart balsamic honey glaze....
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Roasted Squash and Pepita Pesto Dip | http://saltandwind.com

Roasted Squash and Pepita Pesto Dip

I can't really imagine a time before this Roasted Squash and Pepita Pesto Dip was in my life. Okay, that sounds dramatic, but I'm really happy it's in my life. And, since it's friendly to almost an...
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Smoked Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail  | http://saltandwind.com

Smoked Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail

There is a small pinky toe-sized part of me that wishes I were a curmudgeonly writer. That I could pull off the dark wood office look, wear a smoking jacket, and pull out brown booze whenever write...
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