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.

Bourbon Peach Smash Cocktail |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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Italy Itinerary: What To Do and Where To Eat In Verona |

Italy Itinerary: What To Do and Where To Eat In Verona

Top of my travel bucket list was seeing my namesake opera in the famous Verona amphitheater. Here is my advice on where to go and what to eat in Verona.
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Channeling Palm Springs Style |

Channeling Palm Springs Style

Palm Springs. Just saying it brings forth images of old-school Hollywood, modern architecture, and relaxed vacation style. In the spirit of classic Palm Springs, we're doing a little design daydrea...
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Rum and Ginger Beer Floats |

Rum and Ginger Beer Floats

Could there be a more ideal place to celebrate the 4th than the Cape Cod area? I mean, it's the cradle of American patriotism if there ever way one, what with Plymouth rock just down the road. I’m ...
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Lillet Lemonade Cocktail |

Lillet Lemonade Cocktail

After a recent girls weekend driving up California Highway 1 that was filled with car trouble, storytelling, and a few late nights, I wanted something to toast our memories. Something ref...
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Shrimp Cocktail With Avocado and Cucumber |

Shrimp Cocktail With Avocado and Cucumber

In L.A. your car is your own private world. Never mind that anyone can peer right into that private world anytime they roll up next to you at at stoplight, we Angelenos become oblivious to the outs...
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Upside-Down Peach-Rhubarb Polenta Cake |

Upside-Down Peach-Rhubarb Polenta Cake

Sometimes everything's just upside down. It's like waking up on the right side of the bed, but you do it, you know, upside down. And try as you might, you can't flip it over - you're a mental roly ...
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