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.

Italy Itinerary: What To Do and Where To Eat In Verona | http://saltandwind.com

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 | http://saltandwind.com

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 | http://saltandwind.com

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 | http://saltandwind.com

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 | http://saltandwind.com

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 | http://saltandwind.com

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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Peruvian Shrimp Salad with Cilantro and Roasted Pepper Dressing | http://saltandwind.com

Peruvian Shrimp Salad with Cilantro and Roasted Pepper Dressing

This Peruvian Shrimp Salad with Cilantro and Roasted Pepper Dressing is a recipe I've made for years because I find the shrimp, potatoes, and cheese really satisfying. So, give it a try becaus...
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{Caffe Shakerato} Classic Italian Iced Espresso | http://saltandwind.com

{Caffe Shakerato} Classic Italian Iced Espresso

There are a few things you should know about the Italian drink, Caffe Shakerato: first, it’s pronounced “shake” with a “-rate” then an "o" at the end. (You know, ...
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{Pasta Alla Checca} No-Cook Heirloom Tomato Sauce with Burrata | http://saltandwind.com

{Pasta Alla Checca} No-Cook Heirloom Tomato Sauce with Burrata

There is nothing that transports me to Italy faster than a really well done pasta alla checca. At its most simple, it's just marinated tomatoes tossed with fresh pasta but I've learned ho...
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Kale-Strawberry Smoothie | http://saltandwind.com

Kale-Strawberry Smoothie

Sometimes I need a vacation from my vacation. I was only in Mexico for 72 hours but I felt like I had been gone eons when I returned. It was like Baja abducted us and ten years passed during the we...
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