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.

Smoked Paprika and Oregano Spatchcock Chicken  | http://saltandwind.com

Smoked Paprika and Oregano Spatchcock Chicken

After visiting 10 cities in the last 3 months, it's been countless trips to the airport, and lots of missed or late night meals, I wasn’t truly aware of how much I needed a home cooked meal. That i...
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Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail

Cuba is still calling to me, almost a week after I left. Perhaps because I'm up to my eyeballs in photos, perhaps because it's one of the more nuanced places I've visited, perhaps because the food ...
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Heading To The Heart of The Amazon: Belem, Brazil | http://saltandwind.com

Heading To The Heart of The Amazon: Belem, Brazil

Flying to Brazil with my two food friends in search of unknown ingredients and other adventures. 
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Making The Most of 24 Hours in Paris | http://saltandwind.com

Making The Most of 24 Hours in Paris

When does a layover become a good thing? When it means I get 24 in one of the most fabulous places: Paris!
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Salt & Wind Is Taking Off! | http://saltandwind.com

Salt & Wind Is Taking Off!

Hello! Welcome to Salt & Wind, a new site dedicated to all things food travel. We’re taking our love for food and mixing it up with our passion for travel — all with the g...
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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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