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.

Broiled Polenta Bites with Green Harissa | http://saltandwind.com

Broiled Polenta Bites with Green Harissa

When it comes to entertaining, we have our go-to recipes like this Broiled Polenta. It's a gluten-free twist on crostini and the green harissa is nothing short of addictive!
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Rosemary-Lemon Cornflake-Crusted Oven Fried Chicken | http://saltandwind.com

Rosemary-Lemon Cornflake-Crusted Oven Fried Chicken

Let’s not forget: let’s not forget that time we went to the Broken Spoke honky tonk bar in Austin until the wee hours. Let’s not forget that we pretended we could two-step with the best of them eve...
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Roasted Tomato, Kale, and Sausage Soup | http://saltandwind.com

Roasted Tomato, Kale, and Sausage Soup

So, this recipe for this Roasted Tomato, Kale, Sausage, and Potato Soup. I haven't the slightest idea where it comes from but I vaguely recall my Mom had with a recipe like this earmarked in a cook...
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Kale-Apple Salad with Maple-Walnut Dressing | http://saltandwind.com

Kale-Apple Salad with Maple-Walnut Dressing

This is a compromise salad -- an edible peace offering if you will. If, like me, you live in a house divided between a comfort food eater and a healthy eater, this is the happy medium. This Kale-Ap...
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Baked Chicken with Jalapeño Pesto | http://saltandwind.com

Baked Chicken with Jalapeño Pesto

Let’s pretend - let’s pretend our family dinners are Donna Hay perfection. Let'’s pretend our family meals aren’t at the mercy of whatever I’m testing that week. Let’s pretend my family are not my ...
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Essential Basque Country Souvenirs | http://saltandwind.com

Essential Basque Country Souvenirs

One of our favorite places to visit? Basque Country in Spain and here are the souvenirs we love to bring back when we travel there.
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Bourbon Peach Smash Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Bourbon Peach Smash Cocktail

I’ll always save the best bite for last, so, consider yourself warned. Instead of giving up gracefully, I white knuckle it to the very end. Especially when it comes to the peaches. I could sh...
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Campari Watermelon Cooler Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Campari Watermelon Cooler Cocktail

It should be noted that women who drink real, true stiff cocktails are always given a bit of a stare. I started at it when I lived in Italy. I'd order my grandfather'’s favorite summertime drink, a...
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Grilled Piadina with Charred Eggplant and Spicy Greens | http://saltandwind.com

Grilled Piadina with Charred Eggplant and Spicy Greens

Let's discuss this Grilled Piadina with Balsamic Eggplant and Spicy Greens. Because all things flat and bread are my jam yet I plain forgot about its existence until my last trip to Italy. A p...
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Touring Anchor Brewing | http://saltandwind.com

Touring Anchor Brewing

My best friend is about to marry a drummer for an up-and-coming SF-based indie band, Geographer. We joke that she finally gets to live out our angst-y teenage daydream of being band aids, attending...
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