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.

California Has Its Own BBQ Style And It's Legit | http://saltandwind.com

California Has Its Own BBQ Style And It's Legit

Our favorite factoid of Califorinia culinary culture? That we have a native BBQ style and it's so worth exploring!
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Roasted Butternut Squash Amaranth Spinach Salad with Lemongrass Peanut Dressing | http://saltandwind.com

Roasted Butternut Squash Amaranth Spinach Salad with Lemongrass Peanut Dressing

The Fall salad I'm really into right now is this bright Roasted Butternut Squash salad with tons of fresh Amaranth spinach greens, crisp garlic chips, and a Thai-inspired lemongrass peanut dressing...
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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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Tallinn, Estonia: Kalamaja Neighborhood | http://saltandwind.com

Tallinn, Estonia: Kalamaja Neighborhood

Going to Tallinn, Estonia and visiting Old Town is necessary but the tip of the iceberg. Make time to go to Kalamaja, a locals-only neighborhood full of indie creativity—here's where to go.
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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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Charred Poblano Pesto Pasta | http://saltandwind.com

Charred Poblano Pesto Pasta

You know when you just overcomplicate things? But then you get in the kitchen and things fall into place. Everything happens easily. And the result is something simple but satisfying like this char...
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Honolulu, Hawaii: Where To Go In Kaimuki | http://saltandwind.com

Honolulu, Hawaii: Where To Go In Kaimuki

Waikiki is all fine and dandy but, if you want to get a feel for what's happening now on Oahu, spend some time exploring one of our favorite corners of Honolulu: Kaimuki.
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My 9 Step (Almost) No Fail-Plan To Fight Jet Lag | http://saltandwind.com

My 9 Step (Almost) No Fail-Plan To Fight Jet Lag

We're not gonna claim we can 100% always prevent jet lag but these 9 steps will get you pretty darn close (and at least make it way way way more bearable). 
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Roasted Eggplant, Crisp Garlic, and Basil Pasta | http://saltandwind.com

Roasted Eggplant, Crisp Garlic, and Basil Pasta

It's that time. That time when summer is still hanging around but it has finally started to cool down. So there's plenty of late summer produce at the market but the temps are finally reasonable en...
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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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