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.

Los Cabos Mexican Summer Salad |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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