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.

Papalote-Inspired Roasted Tomato Salsa | http://saltandwind.com

Papalote-Inspired Roasted Tomato Salsa

We did it — we cracked the code. True it was years ago but I still do a little victory dance everytime I think about it. Back when I moved to San Francisco and in the very first days of ...
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Chocolate Cornflake Clusters | http://saltandwind.com

Chocolate Cornflake Clusters

If there had ever been a mimimalist movement in food, I'm pretty sure these Chocolate Cornflake Clusters would've been at the forefront of it. So simple they make you wonder why you didn't com...
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Avocado Green Curry Noodles with Toasted Coconut and Cashews | http://saltandwind.com

Avocado Green Curry Noodles with Toasted Coconut and Cashews

Last night's Golden Globes means that awards season has officially started here in Hollywood. Everywhere I turn, everyone seems to be getting ready: bronzed, botoxed, shellacked, and juiced to look...
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Grape and Fennel Arugula Salad with Savory Granola | http://saltandwind.com

Grape and Fennel Arugula Salad with Savory Granola

Granola in our salad is a total obsession over here at Salt and Wind and never more than this time of year. That's to say when we're all doing our best to resolve to eat and excercise better and mo...
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Spicy Harissa Shakshuka | http://saltandwind.com

Spicy Harissa Shakshuka

We need to talk shakshuka — now, more than ever, it’s having a moment. I was first introduced to it by my Tunisian neighbors when I lived in Paris and have made some variation on it sin...
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Black Bean, Toasted Quinoa, and Feta Cheese Tacos | http://saltandwind.com

Black Bean, Toasted Quinoa, and Feta Cheese Tacos

I've had my car since I was 16, so there are some awesome artifacts that pop up every once in a while. Things I've found most recently include: a Hello Kitty mechanical pencil, a 90s-era scrunchie,...
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Kale, Chicken, and Quinoa Salad with Mint-Yogurt Dressing | http://saltandwind.com

Kale, Chicken, and Quinoa Salad with Mint-Yogurt Dressing

My body talks to me – not in that, “I see dead people” way but in a “oh, if I listen, I can learn” sort of way. And I’m starting to listen. Lately, it’s been talking about healthy food. Perhaps bec...
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Spiced Delicata Squash Salad with Black Rice and Avocado | http://saltandwind.com

Spiced Delicata Squash Salad with Black Rice and Avocado

One of our favorite places in Los Angeles to act like ladies who lunch is at Farm Shop. Set in the totally adorable Brentwood Country Mart, we feel chic just by association with the carefully curat...
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Sussing Out Sumac | http://saltandwind.com

Sussing Out Sumac

The Middle Eastern spice we keep seeing more and more of and why you should keep it on hand for your cooking adventures. 
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Hawaiian-Style Spiced Boiled Peanuts | http://saltandwind.com

Hawaiian-Style Spiced Boiled Peanuts

It’s pretty much impossible to spend any real time in Hawaii without coming across boiled peanuts. Along with poke, boiled peanuts are a classic happy hour pupu (appetizer) and I ca...
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