Aida Mollenkamp

Aida Mollenkamp

Aida is a food and travel expert, on-camera host, author, and the founder of Salt & Wind. 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. Through her work, she is on a mission to taste the world.

Standing Rib Roast with Port Fig Glaze | http://saltandwind.com

Standing Rib Roast with Port Fig Glaze

A standing rib roast is like the Louboutin of roasts – stunning, special, and really pricey. So, when you're gonna make it, it better be exceptional. As in fig glazed port wine fabulous ...
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Pomegranate Ginger Apple Cider Punch | http://saltandwind.com

Pomegranate Ginger Apple Cider Punch

An easy punch recipe that's not to sweet, not too boozy, and just right for the Fall, this is made with pomegranate liqueur, ginger juice, apple cider, and sparkling wine.
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Peanut Chicken Collard Greens Wraps | http://saltandwind.com

Peanut Chicken Collard Greens Wraps

Good food on the go is still not the norm, so, we're always, always in search of something healthy that travels well and still tastes good after a few hours in the air. This Peanut Chicken Collard ...
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How To Know If Your Traveler's Illness Might Be A Parasite | http://saltandwind.com

How To Know If Your Traveler's Illness Might Be A Parasite

If you're here at Salt & Wind, we're going to assume that you live to travel. And that travel is how you connect with the world. But for all that travel give us, it can also take a toll on our ...
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Apple Cinnamon Pumpkin Muffins with Pepita Streusel | http://saltandwind.com

Apple Cinnamon Pumpkin Muffins with Pepita Streusel

Seriously, you guys, I found it. This is it. The Fall muffin to top all other Fall muffins. Pretty enough to serve to company yet substantial enough to take along as a road snack on your next trip....
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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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Mixed Mushroom Toasts with Parsley Salad | http://saltandwind.com

Mixed Mushroom Toasts with Parsley Salad

I surprised when we decided to stop in Amsterdam for Off Menu—It's always been one of my favorite places but I'd never had an amazing meal. But that  all changed when we stopped in ...
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Spiced Apple-Thyme-Gouda Hand Pies | http://saltandwind.com

Spiced Apple-Thyme-Gouda Hand Pies

These hand pies are culinary panacea - road trips are made better by their presence, breakfast sweeter, and the holidays that much simpler. Lately I’ve been playing around with these apple hand pie...
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Pecan Pie Maple Shortbread Bars | http://saltandwind.com

Pecan Pie Maple Shortbread Bars

Maybe it's the Irish in me, but I have a major thing for shortbread and have made it every which way imaginable. My father (where I get my Irish from) is obsessed with Pecan Pie so I combined the t...
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Weekend Getaways: Our Favorite Ways To Roam California | http://saltandwind.com

Weekend Getaways: Our Favorite Ways To Roam California

Sharing some of our favorite weekend roat trips and ways to roam across California from north to south. 
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