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.

Piri Piri-Style Shrimp | http://saltandwind.com

Piri Piri-Style Shrimp

Ok, friends, it’s time we make a collective promise. So, please raise your hand and repeat after me: “I solemnly swear to start making piri piri sauce and using it on any and everything...
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Crispy Tempura Vegetables with Miso-Mustard | http://saltandwind.com

Crispy Tempura Vegetables with Miso-Mustard

As anyone who’s had a potato chip with her aperitif can vouch, salty, fried food goes deliciously with Champagne. And seeing as the beginning of the year marks the beginning of awards season here i...
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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

Whatever you do, don't pass through US customs with my mother -- they've got their eyes on her and she's been blacklisted. It happened years ago at the Detroit airport when she tried to bring a bon...
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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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