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.

{Schiacciata All’Uva} Grape Blue Cheese Mini Focaccia | http://saltandwind.com

{Schiacciata All’Uva} Grape Blue Cheese Mini Focaccia

Back when I lived in Florence, I would hit up my local focaccia bakery, Forno Ballerini, on the regular. It’s hard to say what was my favorite but my favorite time of year? Fall whe...
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Pear, Cranberry, and Brie Mini Tartlets | http://saltandwind.com

Pear, Cranberry, and Brie Mini Tartlets

IOHO, it is high time to modernize the ubiquitious cranberry and brie appetizer. Here we do a modern twist on that recipe by folding in sage pears and topping it with hot honey, pomegranate seeds, ...
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Speck-Wrapped Persimmons With Balsamic Honey Glaze | http://saltandwind.com

Speck-Wrapped Persimmons With Balsamic Honey Glaze

A twist on the traditional Italian appetizer of prosciutto and melon, this easy recipe is made by wrapping ripe Fuyu persimmons in smoky speck and topping it with a sweet-tart balsamic honey glaze....
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Roasted Squash and Pepita Pesto Dip | http://saltandwind.com

Roasted Squash and Pepita Pesto Dip

I can't really imagine a time before this Roasted Squash and Pepita Pesto Dip was in my life. Okay, that sounds dramatic, but I'm really happy it's in my life. And, since it's friendly to almost an...
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Smoked Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail  | http://saltandwind.com

Smoked Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail

There is a small pinky toe-sized part of me that wishes I were a curmudgeonly writer. That I could pull off the dark wood office look, wear a smoking jacket, and pull out brown booze whenever write...
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Spiced Cranberry Pear Hand Pies | http://saltandwind.com

Spiced Cranberry Pear Hand Pies

The holidays are the one time of year we think it's permitted, nay essential, that you eat pie at each and every chance. We prefer hand pies like these Spiced Cranberry Pear so we can have them on ...
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Herb-Orange Turkey Breast With Roasted Pear Gravy  | http://saltandwind.com

Herb-Orange Turkey Breast With Roasted Pear Gravy

Turkey is so about Thanksgiving house that I sometimes forget it's even available any other time of year. Because, if I were to remember, then I'd regularly make this fresh citrus and herb rubbed t...
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24 Hour Itinerary: Honolulu, Hawaii with Aida Mollenkamp | http://saltandwind.com

24 Hour Itinerary: Honolulu, Hawaii with Aida Mollenkamp

Our in-house malasada aficionado and Editor-In-Chief invites us along as she maps out her One Perfect Day in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Mexican Shredded Chicken Tinga Burrito Bowl | http://saltandwind.com

Mexican Shredded Chicken Tinga Burrito Bowl

This healthy recipe for a gluten-free burrito bowl uses a quick take on chicken tinga then layers it with black beans, sweet potatoes, avocado, and fresh vegetables. 
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Pecan Pie Maple Shortbread Bars | http://saltandwind.com

Pecan Pie Maple Shortbread Bars

Maybe it's the Irish in me, but I have a major thing for shortbread and have made it every which way imaginable. My father (where I get my Irish from) is obsessed with Pecan Pie so I combined the t...
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