Aida Mollenkamp

Aida Mollenkamp

Aida is a food and travel expert, author, chef, Food Network personality, founder of the travel services company, Salt & Wind Travel, and partner at the creative agency and educational platform, Border Free Media. She has made her career in food travel media and hospitality and has crisscrossed the globe to search out the best food destinations.

After graduating from the Cornell Hotel School and Le Cordon Bleu Paris, she joined CHOW Magazine where she ran the test kitchen and worked as Food Editor. Aida then moved to television, hosting the Food Network show, Ask Aida,FoodCrafters on the Cooking Channel, In The Pantry on Yahoo!, and the TasteMade series, Off Menu. Her cookbook, Keys To The Kitchen, is a go-to for home cooks who want to become more adventurous cooks and the Travel Guides For Food Lovers series she has co-authored are beloved among food travelers.

Through Border Free Media, Aida shares the lessons she’s learned as an entrepreneur with other creative businesses. With her work at Salt & Wind Travel, Aida aims to help discerning travelers taste the world.

Mexican Shredded Chicken Tinga Burrito Bowl | http://saltandwind.com

Mexican Shredded Chicken Tinga Burrito Bowl

This healthy recipe for a gluten-free burrito bowl uses a quick take on chicken tinga then layers it with black beans, sweet potatoes, avocado, and fresh vegetables. 
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{Sopa De Tortilla} Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup | http://saltandwind.com

{Sopa De Tortilla} Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Classic tortilla soup is like the chicken soup of Mexico in that it's comforting, healthy, and in that there are as many versions as there are abuelitas. What I know is that I love mine blended rat...
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Classic California Road Trip Itinerary: California Highway 1 Los Angeles To Big Sur | http://saltandwind.com

Classic California Road Trip Itinerary: California Highway 1 Los Angeles To Big Sur

One of my all-time favorite road trips here in California? Taking a long weekend to drive up Highway 1 from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Here's my advice for how to do it, where to go, and what to...
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Yes, You Can Indeed Have A Bad Meal In Italy. Here's How To Avoid It! | http://saltandwind.com

Yes, You Can Indeed Have A Bad Meal In Italy. Here's How To Avoid It!

Yes, we totally adore the food in Italy but, even though there's a lot of incredible food, you can still get a crappy meal. So here it is: our top tips to make sure you avoid a bad meal in Italy:
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The Essential Tips To Know Before Your Next Road Trip In California | http://saltandwind.com

The Essential Tips To Know Before Your Next Road Trip In California

So you've decided to road trip through the Golden State? Well, here are our essential tips before hitting the road so you can be sure to make the most of it!
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Why We Always And Forever Love Spring Skiing In California | http://saltandwind.com

Why We Always And Forever Love Spring Skiing In California

One of the reasons I can always use more Lake Tahoe in my life? It's the perfect mix of active all day and relaxing all night. This El Nino season, it's been hard to have a bad ski day but, I'm par...
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Our Favorite Hangover Cure: {Aguachile Verde} Sinaloa-Style Chile Lime Marinated Shrimp | http://saltandwind.com

Our Favorite Hangover Cure: {Aguachile Verde} Sinaloa-Style Chile Lime Marinated Shrimp

On my last trip to Tijuana I stopped and tried every Aguachile I came across. On our second day, we started out at the Mariscos El Paisa street stand to get a taste of Sinaloan aguachile ...
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Hazelnut Chocolate Baci Ice Cream | http://saltandwind.com

Hazelnut Chocolate Baci Ice Cream

Raise your hand if you're as into the chocolate-hazelnut combo that is Nutella, Baci, and Gianduja! I'm so into it that I cannot pass a gelato stand without ordering it. So, for our Ice Cream Socia...
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{Minestrone Verde} Spring Minestrone Soup With Pistachio Parsley Gremolata | http://saltandwind.com

{Minestrone Verde} Spring Minestrone Soup With Pistachio Parsley Gremolata

Spring soups are recipes that don't seem to get nearly enough love IMO. One that deserves all the attention is this Spring take on minestrone soup made with a parmesan broth, baby po...
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Travel Style That Will Take You From The Tarmac To The Museum | http://saltandwind.com

Travel Style That Will Take You From The Tarmac To The Museum

We're always and forever ISO the perfect transitional travel outfit. As in a look practical enough to go on a road trip or flight but chic enough to hit the ground running once you reach your desti...
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