Aida Mollenkamp

Aida Mollenkamp

Aida is a food and travel expert, on-camera host, author, and the founder of 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.

Forte Dei Marmi Is The Best Beach Town Near Florence To Hang Like A Local | http://saltandwind.com

Forte Dei Marmi Is The Best Beach Town Near Florence To Hang Like A Local

When it comes to beaches, Italy’s got a lot of options, but I feel most at home in the Tuscan beach town of Forte Dei Marmi. This beach town is less than an hour from Florence but feels like ...
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The Seven Classic Moles You Should Eat When You Travel To Oaxaca | http://saltandwind.com

The Seven Classic Moles You Should Eat When You Travel To Oaxaca

You probably know mole. And Oaxaca. But did you know that there are seven moles that come from Oaxaca? Here is everything you need to know to master mole for your next trip to Mexico:
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{The Hugo Cocktail} The White Spritz | http://saltandwind.com

{The Hugo Cocktail} The White Spritz

One of my fave moments during my recent trip to the Amalfi coast was at the hillside town of Ravello where I spent a lazy day poolside. While there I tried these super light elderflo...
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Italy Itinerary: What To Do When You Travel To Positano, Italy | http://saltandwind.com

Italy Itinerary: What To Do When You Travel To 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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Essential Tips To Know Before Traveling To Italy | http://saltandwind.com

Essential Tips To Know Before Traveling To Italy

You're on your way to Italy, you've got your bag packed, and itinerary set. Here are a few tips to know before you get there!
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Watermelon Pomegranate Margarita Cocktails | http://saltandwind.com

Watermelon Pomegranate Margarita Cocktails

When it comes to refreshing, it's hard to do better than watermelon juice. So, for summer entertaining, Watermelon Margaritas have become a staple - we prefer ours with a touch of pomegranate lique...
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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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Classic Tiramisu Cake | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Tiramisu Cake

There are times you gotta go 100% classic. Like with tiramisu. A few quality ingredients and a little extra effort means the difference between a soggy or heavy version or a light, airy, not-too-sw...
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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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{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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