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.

Spiced Persimmon Pudding | http://saltandwind.com

Spiced Persimmon Pudding

Persimmon pudding isn't really a pudding -- well, in the British sense, yes, but to us Yankees it can be misleading. It's like a boozed and spiced persimmon cake bar conconction, which, semantics a...
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Kale Salad with Persimmons, Pears, and Sweet-Spiced Cashews  | http://saltandwind.com

Kale Salad with Persimmons, Pears, and Sweet-Spiced Cashews

This salad can be made ahead as it only gets tastier the longer it sits — just combine the kale with the vinegar and salt, let sit (refrigerated) up to 24 hours and toss with remaining ingredients ...
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24 Hours In West Hollywood, California with Aida Mollenkamp | http://saltandwind.com

24 Hours In West Hollywood, California with Aida Mollenkamp

Professional eater, LA native, and Salt & Wind Editor-In-Chief, Aida invites us along as she sets out for her One Perfect Day in West Hollywood, California. 
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California Road Trip: California Highway 1 Los Angeles To Big Sur | http://saltandwind.com

California Road Trip: California Highway 1 Los Angeles To Big Sur

One of my all-time favorite road trips here in California? Taking a long weekend to drive up Highway 1 from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Here's my advice for how to do it, where to go, and what to...
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Chocolate Pistachio Wafer Wedge | http://saltandwind.com

Chocolate Pistachio Wafer Wedge

I know, you've never heard of the Chocolate Pistachio Wafer Wedge before because it came to me out of a moment of kitchen clarity. I'm an equal-opportunity chocolate dessert lover and love sharing ...
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Cheesecake Bars with Pecan Shortbread and Salted Whiskey Caramel | http://saltandwind.com

Cheesecake Bars with Pecan Shortbread and Salted Whiskey Caramel

These cheesecake bars were inspired by Dad. No, not my Dads (yes, I have two), but Dad. You know, the archetypal, everyman version of Dad. He’s that guy in ads manning the grill, fixing the car, an...
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Carrot Harissa Hummus | http://saltandwind.com

Carrot Harissa Hummus

Consider yourself warned: you will need to make a lot of this Carrot Harissa Hummus because it goes fast. Maybe that's because it's a twist on hummus so it's familiar but just a little bit differen...
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Cinnamon Walnut Date Shake Smoothie | http://saltandwind.com

Cinnamon Walnut Date Shake Smoothie

It's an unspoken rule among us Californians that, when in Palm Springs, a date shake is a must. Tons of dates are grown in the desert so someone sometime got the genius idea of swirling d...
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Toasted Coconut Kettle Corn Popcorn | http://saltandwind.com

Toasted Coconut Kettle Corn Popcorn

Sometimes we like to mix it up and go high-low around here, like, say a pinkies-out cocktail party with artisanal cocktails with one of our favorite snacks, popcorn. But then we dress up our popcor...
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Little Black Dress of Salads & Wild Rice Pomegranate Persimmon Pistachio Salad | http://saltandwind.com

Little Black Dress of Salads & Wild Rice Pomegranate Persimmon Pistachio Salad

Consider this the Little Black Dress of salads -- it works in any occasion and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
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