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.

Sage Bee's Knees Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Sage Bee's Knees Cocktail

When it comes to cocktails, it's hard to get easier than the Bee's Knees made with nothing more than gin, lemon, and honey. As each season comes along, I like to make different versions with variou...
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My 15 Favorite Food Finds In Rome's Centro Storico | http://saltandwind.com

My 15 Favorite Food Finds In Rome's Centro Storico

Rome is such an enormous city. It's enormous in population, it's enormous in personality, and it's enormous in scale -- but, then enormous is how the Romans thought. That means it can be easy to ge...
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Off Menu: New York Episode | http://saltandwind.com

Off Menu: New York Episode

New York has always been like a second home to me — the energy, the creativity, the drive —  I just completely relate. And that translates into their food scene, which is always ch...
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Pay Forward Some Travel Inspiration: Coconut Brown Butter Mango Bread | http://saltandwind.com

Pay Forward Some Travel Inspiration: Coconut Brown Butter Mango Bread

Do you have a travel tradition? Something small you do on every trip? Neither do I, but as of this very moment I want to change that. Starting with sharing some travel inspirations with my fellow t...
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Finding Franciacorta: The Best Italian Wine Region I'd Never Visited | http://saltandwind.com

Finding Franciacorta: The Best Italian Wine Region I'd Never Visited

Maybe it’s just the way the world works these days, but it seems really hard to find a place that isn't already pinned, tagged, or liked. Which is why I was so pleasantly surprised ...
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Austin-Style Breakfast Tacos | http://saltandwind.com

Austin-Style Breakfast Tacos

One of my all-time favorite things about Austin? The breakfast tacos, of course! I've tried (almost) every taco in the city and here's my slightly fancified version. 
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Franciacorta Risotto with Pears and Crisped Speck | http://saltandwind.com

Franciacorta Risotto with Pears and Crisped Speck

Even though I only spent a few days in Franciacorta, I was totally smitten. The sparkling wine there is fantastic, the area is gorgeous Italian countryside, and the people were so kind. Our me...
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San Sebastián White Wine Fall Sangria | http://saltandwind.com

San Sebastián White Wine Fall Sangria

This sangria is is an ode to my last trip to Basque Country aka one of my all-time favorite parts of the world. Because it straddles France and Spain, it has a culture uniquely its own, yet st...
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Creamy Polenta with Melted Peppers and Mushrooms | http://saltandwind.com

Creamy Polenta with Melted Peppers and Mushrooms

This dish takes me back to Berkeley's Guerrilla Cafe. I was having a meeting there where I was taking the first step of production of my cookbook and I was so excited that I remember every moment. ...
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Toasted Oat, Coconut, and Quinoa Granola | http://saltandwind.com

Toasted Oat, Coconut, and Quinoa Granola

Yes, I'm biased but I can say this is one of my all-time favorite granola recipes. I started making it out of frustration for the fact we were spending so much on granola when I knew I could make i...
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