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.

Smoky Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito |

Smoky Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito

It's getting pretty ridiculous: I'm way too frequent a flyer at the coffee shop near my house. And, no, it's not for the coffee. I mean, the coffee is totally fine but it's all about the Breakfast ...
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How To Elope In Thailand (In 30 Days Or Less) |

How To Elope In Thailand (In 30 Days Or Less)

That time I decided to elope to Thailand in less than 30 days and all that I learned about weddings and eloping along the way. 
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That Time I Did 7 Meals In 12 Hours On Saint Martin |

That Time I Did 7 Meals In 12 Hours On Saint Martin

It was like the "Amazing Race," that is, if they did a food-focused episode. We dropped anchor in Saint Martin as the sun rose and were counting the minutes until we could get our first croissant.&...
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Austin-Style Breakfast Tacos |

Austin-Style Breakfast Tacos

One of my all-time favorite things about Austin? The breakfast tacos, of course! I've tried (almost) every taco in the city and here's my slightly fancified version. 
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Salted Chocolate Oatmeal Shortbread |

Salted Chocolate Oatmeal Shortbread

I'm an equal opportunity shortbread eater. But sometimes I like to switch up the classic and for this St Patrick's Day I wanted to make an Oatmeal Shortbread. Made with coconut oil, coconut sugar, ...
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Dublin-Style Irish Coffee |

Dublin-Style Irish Coffee

There are a lot of not-so-great Irish coffees out there—lots are too sweet, too boozy, or just not well balanced. But Dublin's Chapter One changed that for me. 
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Classic Shrimp and Tofu Pad Thai |

Classic Shrimp and Tofu Pad Thai

After eating my weight in Pad Thai in Thailand, I figured it was time to make my own version. Here is an easy recipe for Classic Pad Thai with shrimp, tofu, and peanuts in a sweet-sour sauce. 
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Spicy Citrus Pickled Shrimp |

Spicy Citrus Pickled Shrimp

I've got a thing for finger food. Or tapas. Small bites. Whatever you want to call them, I could easily have each and every party I throw be made up of teeny bites of this and that. And the bite I'...
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Classic Parisian Jambon-Beurre Sandwich |

Classic Parisian Jambon-Beurre Sandwich

On the Paris endangered eats list is the Jambon-Beurre sandwich. Nothing more than a super amazing baguette with salted French butter and Parisian ham, it's the simplest combo but a good versi...
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{Salmon Rillettes} Smoked Salmon and Herbed Creme Fraiche Spread |

{Salmon Rillettes} Smoked Salmon and Herbed Creme Fraiche Spread

Napa will always have a place in my heart. When I lived in San Francisco, I'd day trip there on the regular. And though there are plenty of amazing places, Bouchon Bistro will always be a...
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