Aida Mollenkamp

Aida Mollenkamp

Aida is a food and travel expert, on-camera host, author, and the founder of Salt & Wind and 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.

Cucumber Basil Gimlet Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Cucumber Basil Gimlet Cocktail

The Orbit Room bar taught me what a proper drink should be like and that being a regular is well worth it. They also taught me how good basil and bourbon taste together. I've modified the drin...
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Mozzarella, Beet, and Walnut Dukkah Flatbreads | http://saltandwind.com

Mozzarella, Beet, and Walnut Dukkah Flatbreads

Dukkah is a North African condiment made from all sorts of flavorful goodness like nuts, spices, and the like. Traditionally, you'd see it with olive oil as an easy dipping sauce but here we've add...
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Indian Kati Rolls with Curried Cauliflower | http://saltandwind.com

Indian Kati Rolls with Curried Cauliflower

In India there is a constant reminder of how old, rich, and amazing the Indian culture really is. Just when you think you knew when something was created or invented, some stat is thrown at you abo...
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Green Goddess Smoothie | http://saltandwind.com

Green Goddess Smoothie

This is my go-to smoothie whenever I need a quick snack or an easy, healthy breakfast. The almond milk, kale, mango combination is a great smoothie base so feel free to riff on it and change it to ...
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Dirty Bloody Mary Cocktails | http://saltandwind.com

Dirty Bloody Mary Cocktails

I’ve never had a Bloody Mary I really, truly loved. Some are just watery, others too sweet, and some just way, like way, too boozy. On a recent trip to San Diego, I was on a mission — we were stayi...
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 Hangover Chipotle Chilaquiles | http://saltandwind.com

Hangover Chipotle Chilaquiles

I'd like to think that with age comes a little bit of wisdom -- I really would like to believe that. But then there's the fact I will go to sleep with my makeup on and then act like I have no idea ...
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Croque Monsieur Savory Bread Pudding | http://saltandwind.com

Croque Monsieur Savory Bread Pudding

Is there anything better than a great ham and cheese sandwich? Well, if there ever was a contender, I'd say it'd be this recipe for Croque Monsieur Savory Bread Pudding. Or Strata. Or whatever the ...
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Asian Chicken Salad with Creamy Mustard Miso Dressing | http://saltandwind.com

Asian Chicken Salad with Creamy Mustard Miso Dressing

I was going to call this the “Ladies Who Lunch” salad but that seemed way too chichi for these parts. Why the name? Because I don’t get to do lunch with friends nearly enough but a few weeks ago I ...
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Blue Cheese and Pear Puff Pastry Bites | http://saltandwind.com

Blue Cheese and Pear Puff Pastry Bites

As my final gift to you for the year, I wanted something you could serve to ring in the New Year and well beyond. So here it is: Blue Cheese and Pear Puff Pastry Bites that I've made not once, not ...
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Spiked Horchata Latte Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Spiked Horchata Latte Cocktail

This recipe is a sort of hybridized food souvenir. The nut milk is inspired by G&B Coffee in LA, who uses a similar milk to make their now legendary Almond Latte. Soon after, I was at...
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