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.

{Salmon Rillettes} Smoked Salmon and Herbed Creme Fraiche Spread | http://saltandwind.com

{Salmon Rillettes} Smoked Salmon and Herbed Creme Fraiche Spread

Napa will always have a place in my heart. When I lived in San Francisco, I'd day trip there on the regular. And though there are plenty of amazing places, Bouchon Bistro will always be a...
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Classic Parisian Jambon-Beurre Sandwich | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Parisian Jambon-Beurre Sandwich

On the Paris endangered eats list is the Jambon-Beurre sandwich. Nothing more than a super amazing baguette with salted French butter and Parisian ham, it's the simplest combo but a good versi...
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Spicy Citrus Pickled Shrimp | http://saltandwind.com

Spicy Citrus Pickled Shrimp

I've got a thing for finger food. Or tapas. Small bites. Whatever you want to call them, I could easily have each and every party I throw be made up of teeny bites of this and that. And the bite I'...
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Friends Who Fete: Everything You Need To Host An Italian Polenta Party | http://saltandwind.com

Friends Who Fete: Everything You Need To Host An Italian Polenta Party

What to do when you have a major case of wanderlust but can't get time off? Throw a travel-inspired dinner party, of course! And this Italian-esque polenta party is about as cozy as it gets!
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The Golden Night Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

The Golden Night Cocktail

Sophisticated and elegant, this cocktail is the perfect sipper to toast the glitz and glamour of the awards season. 
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Airport Playbook: Six Tips To Make Your Next Airport Trip Less Stressful | http://saltandwind.com

Airport Playbook: Six Tips To Make Your Next Airport Trip Less Stressful

Travel can get stressful but we've learned a few tricks along the way to make it more bearable. Here are six tips for making the airport less stressful.
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Your Next Vacation Should Be A Digital Detox (Here's How To Do It) | http://saltandwind.com

Your Next Vacation Should Be A Digital Detox (Here's How To Do It)

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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Sparkling Honey Lemon Gingerade | http://saltandwind.com

Sparkling Honey Lemon Gingerade

Tell me, how do you survive the turbulence of life? No matter how hectic it is when I’'m in the air, this Honey-Lemon Gingerade is the remedy when I'’m back home. There are versions of gingerade (a...
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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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