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.

Roasted Red Pepper Romesco Dip | http://saltandwind.com

Roasted Red Pepper Romesco Dip

 Inspired by the classic romesco sauce—roasted peppers, Marcona almonds, paprika, and garlic—this dip’s only problem is how addictive it is. Like any respectable spread, you quickly find yourself (...
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Oil Packed-Tuna, Avocado, White Bean, and Arugula Salad | http://saltandwind.com

Oil Packed-Tuna, Avocado, White Bean, and Arugula Salad

In case you haven't noticed, salad is my jam. I mean, sometimes I feel like this blog should be called "Salt & Salad" because I'm all about them and try to eat one salad a day. And though I've ...
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Tin Roof Ice Cream Cake | http://saltandwind.com

Tin Roof Ice Cream Cake

I adore birthday celebrations — the streamers, the gift-giving, the cake are some of my absolutely favorite things – so I wish we could get together once a month and celebrate all our friend's big ...
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Cacao Nib and Walnut Cocoa Rochers | http://saltandwind.com

Cacao Nib and Walnut Cocoa Rochers

I first made these rochers (aka misshapen meringues) because I was missing the rochers at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco. Since then, they've gone into regular rotation whenever sweets are called ...
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Fennel Puff Pastry Bites with Mascarpone | http://saltandwind.com

Fennel Puff Pastry Bites with Mascarpone

These little puff pastry bites are pinch hitters when it comes to entertaining because they're as fitting at a holiday cocktail party as they are at an Easter brunch. I make the fennel filling and ...
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Hazelnut-Chocolate Linzer Cookies | http://saltandwind.com

Hazelnut-Chocolate Linzer Cookies

Linzer cookies just might be my favorites -- what's not to like about two buttery cookies sandwiched around a sweet filling? Some form or another of the recipe has been around for over 300 years so...
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Fudgy Coconut Brigadeiro Brownies | http://saltandwind.com

Fudgy Coconut Brigadeiro Brownies

These brownies are inspired by trip to Brazil and, if I learned anything while there, it's that they're not big on restraint. Especially when it comes to dessert. Especially when the dessert are br...
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Vanilla Cherry Chocolate Cookies | http://saltandwind.com

Vanilla Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Vanilla and cherry are like the peanut butter and jelly of sweets if you ask me -- they met way back at the soda fountain and I'll forever and always be a fan. But if I had to choose my absolute fa...
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Toasted Coconut and Coffee Salted Chocolate Bark | http://saltandwind.com

Toasted Coconut and Coffee Salted Chocolate Bark

Bark is like culinary Cliff's Notes because it's there for you whenever you need to cut corners but still make something handmade. And, I mean, what's not to like – it takes minutes of effort and y...
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Coconut Brownie Cheesecake Bars | http://saltandwind.com

Coconut Brownie Cheesecake Bars

Normally I keep things under control around here and normally we have elegant but not necessarily decadent desserts. But, this last birthday, I wanted something over the top that wasn't a pie or ca...
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