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.

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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{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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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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The Best Places To Eat In Cabo San Lucas | http://saltandwind.com

The Best Places To Eat In Cabo San Lucas

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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Visiting Volcano Island Honey | http://saltandwind.com

Visiting Volcano Island Honey

It was if the skies were weeping there was so much rain falling and yet, not even 24 hours prior, I had been crossing fields of lava rock in heat so dry I could’ve baked flatbread. After taking my ...
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Cocoa-Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Salsa | http://saltandwind.com

Cocoa-Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Salsa

Cherries can be such teases. I mean, who do they think they are, tasting so amazing but coming in season for such a teeny sliver of a moment? But then I love that cherries are a reminder of seasona...
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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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