Aida Mollenkamp

Aida Mollenkamp

Aida is a food and travel expert, author, chef, Food Network personality, founder of the travel services company, Salt & Wind Travel, and partner at the creative agency and educational platform, Border Free Media. She has made her career in food travel media and hospitality and has crisscrossed the globe to search out the best food destinations.

After graduating from the Cornell Hotel School and Le Cordon Bleu Paris, she joined CHOW Magazine where she ran the test kitchen and worked as Food Editor. Aida then moved to television, hosting the Food Network show, Ask Aida,FoodCrafters on the Cooking Channel, In The Pantry on Yahoo!, and the TasteMade series, Off Menu. Her cookbook, Keys To The Kitchen, is a go-to for home cooks who want to become more adventurous cooks and the Travel Guides For Food Lovers series she has co-authored are beloved among food travelers.

Through Border Free Media, Aida shares the lessons she’s learned as an entrepreneur with other creative businesses. With her work at Salt & Wind Travel, Aida aims to help discerning travelers 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

A super simple twist on classic Italian panzanella salad made with peaches, crusty bread, and loads of herbs. 
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Eating Itinerary: Where To Eat Taiwanese Food In Los Angeles | http://saltandwind.com

Eating Itinerary: Where To Eat Taiwanese Food In Los Angeles

Here are my tips for where to go to get the best Taiwanese food in Los Angeles's San Gabriel Valley.
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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 Foodie Adventure in Havana, Cuba | http://saltandwind.com

A Foodie Adventure in Havana, Cuba

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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