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.

Photos From The Quaintest Lake Town In Italy: Lake Garda's Sirmione | http://saltandwind.com

Photos From The Quaintest Lake Town In Italy: Lake Garda's Sirmione

Sometimes things are really great surprises like making a flight connection when it seems mathmatically impossible or getting upgraded in your hotel room. Or finding a town that doesn't show up on ...
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20 Swoony Photos Of Positano, Italy | http://saltandwind.com

20 Swoony Photos Of Positano, Italy

There’s possibly nowhere that does the beach like Italy. Yes, I’m 100% bias but you can’t visit Italy in the summer without going to the beaches. And,for old-school Italian glam (...
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{Caffe Freddo} Zurich-Style Iced Mocha | http://saltandwind.com

{Caffe Freddo} Zurich-Style Iced Mocha

Zurich knows how to do cafe culture right. From pastry shops that serve classic cappuccinos to the modern coffee bars with cocktail scenes like Milchbar and Bovelli. We stumbled across Bovelli in t...
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A Taste Of Thailand: {Larb Moo} Isaan-Style Minced Pork Salad | http://saltandwind.com

A Taste Of Thailand: {Larb Moo} Isaan-Style Minced Pork Salad

Inspired by my recent travels to Thailand, here is a recipe for the classic dish, larb, a sort of ground meat salad. I had versions made with pork, beef, and duck and one was better than ...
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Italian Sangria Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Italian Sangria Cocktail

Made with Italian rose and the bittersweet Italian aperitif, Cocchi Americano, this is my summery twist on classic Sangria with fresh peaches and tons of strawberries. 
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Celebrate Peach Season: Peaches and Creme Fraiche Ice Cream | http://saltandwind.com

Celebrate Peach Season: Peaches and Creme Fraiche Ice Cream

There’s so much talk about a Georgia peach but, no surprise here, I’m partial to peaches from California. Especially when they're from Frog Hollow Farm. I use them to top my m...
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Chocolate Banana Pudding Icebox Cake | http://saltandwind.com

Chocolate Banana Pudding Icebox Cake

In the last week, I've celebrated three birthdays and in our family alone we have six celebrations in the next three weeks. That said there are a lot of cakes and candles and birthday songs in my f...
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Aida's Itinerary: Maui Off The Beaten Path | http://saltandwind.com

Aida's Itinerary: Maui Off The Beaten Path

Yes, we too love to go to Maui with no plans beyond Mai Tais and beach time. But try to make some time for exploration because there's so much more to see. Here are 10 ways to get to know Maui better:
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{Pan Bagnat} Classic Nice-Style Sandwich  | http://saltandwind.com

{Pan Bagnat} Classic Nice-Style Sandwich

People are really particular about this sandwich. If we're calling a spade a spade, it's basically Niçoise Salad in a sandwich but people tend to get really offended if you say that. So...
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{Gougères} Pancetta Fontina Cheese Puffs | http://saltandwind.com

{Gougères} Pancetta Fontina Cheese Puffs

Props to the French for always finding a way to sneak cheese into everything from soufflés to dessert and cheese puffs. Okay, to call gougeres cheese puffs really doesn’t do them justi...
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