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.

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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{Palmiers Façon Provençale} Savory Olive and Tomato Palmiers  | http://saltandwind.com

{Palmiers Façon Provençale} Savory Olive and Tomato Palmiers

Inspired by the Avignon Les Halles, these savory tomato and olive Palmiers are a taste of Provence.
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Balsamic Steak Sandwich with Italian Salsa Verde | http://saltandwind.com

Balsamic Steak Sandwich with Italian Salsa Verde

Sometimes you just have to go for it. Sometimes you need to treat yoself. Or others. And when it comes to giving a tip of the hat to Dad we like to make serious manly dishes like steak sandwiches. ...
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Lemongrass and Cinnamon Hawaiian Plantation Iced Tea | http://saltandwind.com

Lemongrass and Cinnamon Hawaiian Plantation Iced Tea

Hawaii has changed Iced Tea for me and it's all because of Plantation Iced Tea. Like an Arnold Palmer but with pineapple juice, the best I’ve come across is from Diamond Head Grill ...
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