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.

Pineapple Mint Julep Margarita Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Pineapple Mint Julep Margarita Cocktail

The first week of May makes me go all split personality: one minute I'm all about Cinco de Mayo and then literally it's all-systems-go for  Derby Day. It's enough to make a girl cray...
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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. (Most watermelons are sweet enough that we just blend them up, strain them and drink them straight, though we add a little...
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Smashed Spicy Pea Bruschetta with Avocado and Pickled Radish | http://saltandwind.com

Smashed Spicy Pea Bruschetta with Avocado and Pickled Radish

If you know me, then you know I have a thing for Piri Piri sauce, which explains my love for Nando's Peri Peri joint. When we were filming Off Menu in Washington DC, I ate there and got t...
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Travel Your Town: Picasso And Rivera at LACMA | http://saltandwind.com

Travel Your Town: Picasso And Rivera at LACMA

What I learned on my last visit to Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA): Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera had a tumultuous relationship that would today be summed up as, “it’s co...
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24 Hours In Florence, Italy with Aida Mollenkamp | http://saltandwind.com

24 Hours In Florence, Italy with Aida Mollenkamp

Our aperitivo-loving Editor-In-Chief and one-time Florence expat invites us along as she heads out on One Perfect Day in Florence, Italy. 
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Why To Cancel Your Wedding And Elope (Or WeddingMoon) | http://saltandwind.com

Why To Cancel Your Wedding And Elope (Or WeddingMoon)

Cancel your wedding and elope. No, I’m serious. Okay, okay, before you go all cray on me, I’m the first to admit this is not for everyone. But eloping to Thailand was the right cho...
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{Aguachile Verde} Chile Lime Marinated Shrimp | http://saltandwind.com

{Aguachile Verde} 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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Smoky Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito | http://saltandwind.com

Smoky Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito

It's getting pretty ridiculous: I'm way too frequent a flyer at the coffee shop near my house. And, no, it's not for the coffee. I mean, the coffee is totally fine but it's all about the Breakfast ...
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How To Elope In Thailand (In 30 Days Or Less) | http://saltandwind.com

How To Elope In Thailand (In 30 Days Or Less)

That time I decided to elope to Thailand in less than 30 days and all that I learned about weddings and eloping along the way. 
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That Time I Did 7 Meals In 12 Hours On Saint Martin | http://saltandwind.com

That Time I Did 7 Meals In 12 Hours On Saint Martin

It was like the "Amazing Race," that is, if they did a food-focused episode. We dropped anchor in Saint Martin as the sun rose and were counting the minutes until we could get our first croissant.&...
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