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.

Off Menu: New York Episode | http://saltandwind.com

Off Menu: New York Episode

New York has always been like a second home to me — the energy, the creativity, the drive —  I just completely relate. And that translates into their food scene, which is always ch...
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Coconut Brown Butter Mango Bread | http://saltandwind.com

Coconut Brown Butter Mango Bread

Do you have a travel tradition? Something small you do on every trip? Neither do I, but as of this very moment I want to change that. Starting with sharing some travel inspirations with my fellow t...
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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic-Sage Brown Butter | http://saltandwind.com

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic-Sage Brown Butter

Comfort food preferences are as personal as it gets and my ultimate comfort food is gnocchi. For me, comfort not only comes in those pillows of soft baked potato but in the making of the dish as we...
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San Sebastián White Wine Fall Sangria | http://saltandwind.com

San Sebastián White Wine Fall Sangria

This sangria is is an ode to my last trip to Basque Country aka one of my all-time favorite parts of the world. Because it straddles France and Spain, it has a culture uniquely its own, yet st...
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Basic Creamy Polenta with Melted Peppers and Mushrooms | http://saltandwind.com

Basic Creamy Polenta with Melted Peppers and Mushrooms

This dish takes me back to Berkeley's Guerrilla Cafe. I was having a meeting there where I was taking the first step of production of my cookbook and I was so excited that I remember every moment. ...
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Toasted Oat, Coconut, and Quinoa Granola | http://saltandwind.com

Toasted Oat, Coconut, and Quinoa Granola

Yes, I'm biased but I can say this is one of my all-time favorite granola recipes. I started making it out of frustration for the fact we were spending so much on granola when I knew I could make i...
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Off Menu: Barcelona Episode | http://saltandwind.com

Off Menu: Barcelona Episode

Barcelona is a powerhouse when it comes to food. From avant garde cooking to tapas, there's a bit of everything. I hadn't been there in years so I was excited to head there for #OffMenu. ...
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Spicy Kiwi Mint Margarita Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Spicy Kiwi Mint Margarita Cocktail

What we want to know? Why kiwi is so underused in cocktail recipes! It's pairs so well with so many flavors, which is why it's our latest obsession when it comes to fruit-flavored margaritas.
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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Smoothie | http://saltandwind.com

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Smoothie

If you're making pumpkin pie or any other Fall dessert, chances are, you already have these ingredients lying around. Slightly spiced, a little sweet, this smoothie is becoming my go-to Fall smoothie.
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Thailand May Be Hawaii’s Long-Lost Sister | http://saltandwind.com

Thailand May Be Hawaii’s Long-Lost Sister

If you love Hawaii, you should head to Thailand next—here's why:
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