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.

{Khoresh-e Fesenjān} Persian-Style Pomegranate-Walnut Braised Chicken | http://saltandwind.com

{Khoresh-e Fesenjān} Persian-Style Pomegranate-Walnut Braised Chicken

A great and easy recipe for a traditional Persian dish, Fesanjan or Pomegranate and Walnut Braised Chicken.  
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Portuguese Sausage Cranberry Brioche Stuffing | http://saltandwind.com

Portuguese Sausage Cranberry Brioche Stuffing

Like the chorizo of Hawaii, Portuguese sausage is a fresh or smoked sweet-spicy sausage that's used in breakfast dishes, plate lunches, and at many tailgates. This recipe combines Portuguese sausag...
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Muhammara Chicken Melts | http://saltandwind.com

Muhammara Chicken Melts

These Muhammara Chicken Melts came about because, well, I've always liked the idea of an open-face chicken melt but never really found one I liked. And because I had a ton of Muhammara hanging arou...
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Tallinn, Estonia: Kalamaja Neighborhood Gudie | http://saltandwind.com

Tallinn, Estonia: Kalamaja Neighborhood Gudie

Going to Tallinn, Estonia and visiting Old Town is necessary but the tip of the iceberg. Make time to go to Kalamaja, a locals-only neighborhood full of indie creativity—here's where to go.
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Charred Poblano Pesto Pasta | http://saltandwind.com

Charred Poblano Pesto Pasta

You know when you just overcomplicate things? But then you get in the kitchen and things fall into place. Everything happens easily. And the result is something simple but satisfying like this char...
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Roasted Butternut Squash Amaranth Spinach Salad with Lemongrass Peanut Dressing | http://saltandwind.com

Roasted Butternut Squash Amaranth Spinach Salad with Lemongrass Peanut Dressing

The Fall salad I'm really into right now is this bright Roasted Butternut Squash salad with tons of fresh Amaranth spinach greens, crisp garlic chips, and a Thai-inspired lemongrass peanut dressing...
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Roasted Eggplant, Crisp Garlic, and Basil Pasta | http://saltandwind.com

Roasted Eggplant, Crisp Garlic, and Basil Pasta

It's that time. That time when summer is still hanging around but it has finally started to cool down. So there's plenty of late summer produce at the market but the temps are finally reasonable en...
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{Ajvar} Roasted Pepper And Eggplant Spread | http://saltandwind.com

{Ajvar} Roasted Pepper And Eggplant Spread

A healthy recipe for a traditional Ajvar, the dip with tons of roasted peppers, eggplant, and herbs, inspired by Croatia. 
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Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicles | http://saltandwind.com

Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicles

On my first trip to Italy, I'’d religiously finish the day with a cone of straciatella gelato while the adults would sip on ice-cold Limoncello. Though I didn't ever try more than an eyed...
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Mediterranean Lamb Burger With Tapenade Mayo, Arugula, and Feta | http://saltandwind.com

Mediterranean Lamb Burger With Tapenade Mayo, Arugula, and Feta

Yes, we love a good juicy hamburger but to us, there's nothing quite like a lamb burger. Here is our recipe for a super simple burger topped with feta, spicy arugula, and an olive mayo!
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