Aida Mollenkamp

Aida Mollenkamp

Aida is a food and travel expert, on-camera host, author, and the founder of Salt & Wind. 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. Through her work, she is on a mission to taste the world.

Madre Chocolate | http://saltandwind.com

Madre Chocolate

Madre Chocolate is but one year old yet they've made an impact in that short time, and, with good measure, as they're the only bean-to-bar artisanal chocolate shop in the state of Hawaii. They coul...
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Blue Cheese, Shallot, and Delicata Squash Pizza | http://saltandwind.com

Blue Cheese, Shallot, and Delicata Squash Pizza

Among my friends, it’s understood that rain and wind means pizza is on the menu. It’s a habit that formed when I was living in Florence when a group of us would religiously meet up at Trattoria Nap...
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Grilled Peach Panzanella Salad | http://saltandwind.com

Grilled Peach Panzanella Salad

Years have passed since I first learned about panzanella and I've made so many versions, I couldn't begin to list them all. This year it's been about the peaches -- for the record all the stone fru...
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Tasting Taiwan Without Taking Off | http://saltandwind.com

Tasting Taiwan Without Taking Off

On my bucket list when I moved back to Los Angeles was to get reacquainted with the local food scene. The town I grew up in taught me to love food but now more than ever it's a totall food lovers m...
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Potato, Leek, and Sorrel Pesto Pizza | http://saltandwind.com

Potato, Leek, and Sorrel Pesto Pizza

I have two kitchens and it’s a serious pain in the rear. Sure, it sounds glamourous. Twice the space, twice the equipment, and twice the fun — just like an ad for DoubleMint gum, right? Well, it’s ...
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Vegetarian Spaghetti and Quinoa Meatballs | http://saltandwind.com

Vegetarian Spaghetti and Quinoa Meatballs

It’s time to dial it back, take it down, bring it in, or engage in any other motion that’s going to get me back on track. It's been a whirlwind of travel and the last two weeks wer...
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A Perfect Afternoon in Old Havana | http://saltandwind.com

A Perfect Afternoon in Old Havana

Ralph Maccio's doppelganger showed me that getting lost in Old Havana is a good thing. 
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Channeling South Beach Miami Style | http://saltandwind.com

Channeling South Beach Miami Style

With the days bringing us so close to spring, I can't help but let my thoughts wander to brighter, sunnier things to come. My upcoming trip to attend the South Beach Food & Wine Festival in Mia...
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