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.

{Fusilli Alla Salsiccia} Pasta With Tomato Sugo, Sausage, and Smoked Cheese | http://saltandwind.com

{Fusilli Alla Salsiccia} Pasta With Tomato Sugo, Sausage, and Smoked Cheese

Santa Ynez has a downtown that looks like it's a freeze frame from an old Western movie, but then has gems like SY Kitchen. We couldn't stop raving about this Fusilli alla Salsiccia so I recre...
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Aida On What To Pack For France | http://saltandwind.com

Aida On What To Pack For France

A lot of you asked about what I packed for France so I wanted to give you my tips. I tend to dress differently in France than I do here in Los Angeles—more monochromatic and minimal...
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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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How To Avoid A Bad Restaurant In Italy | http://saltandwind.com

How To Avoid A Bad Restaurant In Italy

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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Macadamia Banana Croissant Tarte Tatin | http://saltandwind.com

Macadamia Banana Croissant Tarte Tatin

My friend Mychael wins at life — he moved to Kauai to open a little hotel off the beaten path and he's transformed that little corner of the island into a refuge with laidback vibes...
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From Avignon to Lyon: A Rhône River Itinerary | http://saltandwind.com

From Avignon to Lyon: A Rhône River Itinerary

My first experience on a river cruise was from Arles to Lyon along the Rhône River and I couldn't have loved it more.
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Tagliatelle With Prosecco Lemon Cream Sauce | http://saltandwind.com

Tagliatelle With Prosecco Lemon Cream Sauce

A great recipe for a creamy lemon pasta with fresh basil lightly grilled shrimp and an addictive pistou sauce.
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Why Your Next Vacation Should Be A Digital Detox | http://saltandwind.com

Why Your Next Vacation Should Be A Digital Detox

I burned out on social media recently and it made me realize how important it is to unplug. Here's why you'll want your next vacation to be a digital detox (and how to do it).
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Toast Hollywood With The Oscar Buzz Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Toast Hollywood With The Oscar Buzz Cocktail

Nothing says celebration like something bubbly so, for this year's award season, I’ve created this blood orange and pomegranate champagne cocktail I’ve coined The Oscar Buzz.
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Friends Who Fete: How To Host A Polenta Party | http://saltandwind.com

Friends Who Fete: How To Host A Polenta Party

One of our favorite dinner parties that's traditional to Northern Italy? A polenta party! Here are all the tips and recipes you need to host a polenta party of your own.
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