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.

Meet Your New Favorite Holiday Treats: Noni's Italian Walnut Shortbread Cookies  | http://saltandwind.com

Meet Your New Favorite Holiday Treats: Noni's Italian Walnut Shortbread Cookies

Some of us are a bit, shall we say, more sentimental than others. And there's nothing like the one-two combo of the end of the year and the holiday season to bring it out. That ornament that you ha...
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Muhammara Chicken Melts | http://saltandwind.com

Muhammara Chicken Melts

These Muhammara Chicken Melts came about because, well, I've always liked the idea of an open-face chicken melt but never really found one I liked. And because I had a ton of Muhammara hanging arou...
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Honey-Baked Cheese with Pistachios and Cranberries | http://saltandwind.com

Honey-Baked Cheese with Pistachios and Cranberries

This appetizer is the black-tie version of grilled cheese. While I’ve served many a mini grilled cheese in my day, this recipe is much easier to make and has a bit of panache and easy elegance that...
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Spiced Sweet Potato Tamales With Chocolate Sauce | http://saltandwind.com

Spiced Sweet Potato Tamales With Chocolate Sauce

A simple (and non-traditional) recipe for a dessert tamale made with sweet potatoes, pecans, coconut, spices and a chile chocolate sauce!
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Cocoa-Chile Sweet Spicy Snack Mix | http://saltandwind.com

Cocoa-Chile Sweet Spicy Snack Mix

A simple and easy recipe for a Mexican-inspired twist on classic snack mix with plantain chips, nuts, pretzels and a spiced-cocoa coating!
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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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