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.

Cardamom-Vanilla Coffee Crème Brûlée | http://saltandwind.com

Cardamom-Vanilla Coffee Crème Brûlée

Unfortunately for it, crème brûlée is so ubiquitous that it's easy to write it off as nothing special. But make it in a very shareable dish for two and infuse the cream wit...
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Sparkling Pear and Tamarind Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Sparkling Pear and Tamarind Cocktail

This cocktai is a total wild card, which is all the more reason you should try it out. Tamarind is one of those flavors I use for Thai food or vinaigrettes but almost never in cocktails. I combined...
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Chipotle and Toasted Walnut Wheat Berry Salad | http://saltandwind.com

Chipotle and Toasted Walnut Wheat Berry Salad

Wheatberry is super incognito -- those in-the-know have been cooking with it forever, putting it in soups, salads, and using it instead of rice in risotto. But, for the rest of us? It just seems li...
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{Kabab Chenjeh} Grilled Saffron Beef Kebab with Blistered Tomatoes | http://saltandwind.com

{Kabab Chenjeh} Grilled Saffron Beef Kebab with Blistered Tomatoes

Here in Los Angeles there are a few super hot button topics: water shortages, the Lakers, and I'd add in kebabs. Okay, maybe it's only amongst food people who love Persian food but where to get the...
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Charred Poblano Pesto Pasta | http://saltandwind.com

Charred Poblano Pesto Pasta

You know when you just overcomplicate things? Like you pack for a weekend away and, in attempts to bring along some fashion-forward outfits, you end up with pack a hodgepodge of outfits that are en...
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Butternut Squash, Apple, and Currant Panzanella Salad | http://saltandwind.com

Butternut Squash, Apple, and Currant Panzanella Salad

When I continously traveling, my refrigerator has been less regularly maintained, you know? That means I find an assortment of this and that produce greeting me when I return home begging to be coo...
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Los Cabos Mexican Summer Salad | http://saltandwind.com

Los Cabos Mexican Summer Salad

We could all use a little more Mexico in our lives. Its bold colors, warm hospitality, and lilting breezes, and the food — let’s not forget about the comforting complexity that is Mexic...
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Exceptional Tomato Gazpacho | http://saltandwind.com

Exceptional Tomato Gazpacho

Have you ever seen a sloth in action? If not, please block away some time towatch this video. If so, then you have a really good idea of the pace of life in California in summer. It was almost too ...
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Kicking Back In Cabo San Lucas Without The Crowds | http://saltandwind.com

Kicking Back In Cabo San Lucas Without The Crowds

Yes, it's a super touristy place but that doesn't mean there isn't a lot to love about Cabo San Lucas. Here are some of my favorite places to lounge, drink, and dine in Los Cabos.
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Mercado Olympic | http://saltandwind.com

Mercado Olympic

It was one of those rare L.A. moments when the streets were empty as if everyone had overslept or just plain skipped town. It helped that I was racing through downtown L.A.’s Warehouse District, wh...
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