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.

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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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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Spinach Salad With Spiced-Walnut Salmon And Cilantro-Mint Dressing | http://saltandwind.com

Spinach Salad With Spiced-Walnut Salmon And Cilantro-Mint Dressing

I tell myself salad rights all wrongs. That it's the great dietary equalizer. That no matter how many baby bites I ate, plane food I consumed hopping back-and-forth across the country in 48 hours, ...
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Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktail

You know the Michelada - a classic Mexican beer cocktail -- has hit mainstream when it's being bottled and sold in mobile trucks. No matter how popular it gets though, I can't imagine ever buying i...
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Red Pepper Sambal Muhammara Dip | http://saltandwind.com

Red Pepper Sambal Muhammara Dip

I know, I know, it’s getting a little awkward so let’s talk about the elephant in the room. I’ve got a thing for roasted red peppers in a major way and this Red Pepper Sambal Muhammara Dip is why. ...
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Burrata and Agrodolce Fig Crostini  | http://saltandwind.com

Burrata and Agrodolce Fig Crostini

Toast is having a moment and I'm all about it. Honestly, I have never needed an excuse to get on board with bread -- if the savory sister of the sweet tooth is a "bread tooth," I totally ...
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Cuban Iced Chocolate Frappe | http://saltandwind.com

Cuban Iced Chocolate Frappe

I call this drink a Cuban Iced Chocolate Frappe because it's inspired by that stupendous chocolate concoction I had in Old Town Havana when I visited Cuba but I don't know where it's really fr...
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{Authentic Fattoush Salad} Tomato Avocado Fattoush Salad  | http://saltandwind.com

{Authentic Fattoush Salad} Tomato Avocado Fattoush Salad

A healthy recipe for a traditional Lebanese Fattoush Salad with tons of greens, tomatoes, toasted pita, and a lemony sumac dressing.
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Lemongrass Gin and Tonic Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Lemongrass Gin and Tonic Cocktail

I know, I know, the Gin and Tonic is as British as Wimbledon but on my last trip to Spain there was no denying that the Spanish have become outright obsessed with the cocktail. I couldn't really te...
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Chilled Cucumber Avocado Raita Soup  | http://saltandwind.com

Chilled Cucumber Avocado Raita Soup

There may be nothing more tragic post-travel than losing photos so you’ll understand my devastation around the fact I can’t find any of my snaps of my visit to Udaipur. I...
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