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.

Sussing Out Sumac |

Sussing Out Sumac

The Middle Eastern spice we keep seeing more and more of and why you should keep it on hand for your cooking adventures. 
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Miso Chicken Noodle Soup  |

Miso Chicken Noodle Soup

Have you guys noticed? Like a bat out of hell, everyone has been affected by that oh-so gnarly stomach bug. Somehow, despite flights and meetings and every other chance to catch it, I've stayed hea...
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Hawaiian-Style Spiced Boiled Peanuts |

Hawaiian-Style Spiced Boiled Peanuts

It’s pretty much impossible to spend any real time in Hawaii without coming across boiled peanuts. Along with poke, boiled peanuts are a classic happy hour pupu (appetizer) and I ca...
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Baked Eggs with Wilted Spinach and Salmon |

Baked Eggs with Wilted Spinach and Salmon

So, I’ve got a thing for eggs. I could eat them for any meal, at any time, and any number of ways. There’s a culinary urban legend that the number of pleats in a traditional chef’s hat (aka a toque...
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Cucumber Basil Gimlet Cocktail |

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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Indian Kati Rolls with Curried Cauliflower |

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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Mozzarella, Beet, and Walnut Dukkah Flatbreads |

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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Green Goddess Smoothie |

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 |

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 |

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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