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. From teaching our Cooking Club classes to cohosting our group trips, in all that she does Aida aims to help discerning travelers taste the world.

The Best Restaurants To Eat Local In Mammoth Lakes | https://saltandwind.com

The Best Restaurants To Eat Local In Mammoth Lakes

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The Essential Hawaii Travel Tips You Need To Know Before Your Next Trip | https://saltandwind.com

The Essential Hawaii Travel Tips You Need To Know Before Your Next Trip

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How To Make Homemade Ricotta Cheese Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

How To Make Homemade Ricotta Cheese Recipe

Ricotta is an Italian cheese made from whey, the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained. Here we show you a simple, surefire way to make homemade ricotta that is so superior...
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Our Ideal Highway 1 California Road Trip Itinerary | https://saltandwind.com

Our Ideal Highway 1 California Road Trip Itinerary

One of our all-time favorite road trips here in California? Taking a long weekend to drive up Highway 1 from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Here's our advice for how to do it, where to go, and what ...
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How To Do Sunrise (Or Sunset) At Haleakala National Park | https://saltandwind.com

How To Do Sunrise (Or Sunset) At Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park on the island of Maui is a stunning sight as the sun rises over the mountain. Here are 10 tips to make the most of sunrise at Maui's Haleakala National Park.
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Truffled Mushroom Prosciutto Pizza Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Truffled Mushroom Prosciutto Pizza Recipe

The flavors of Fall combine in this pizza made with herb roasted mushrooms, truffled cheese, and crisp prosciutto!
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{Petti Di Pollo Al Burro} Sostanza Italian Butter Chicken Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Petti Di Pollo Al Burro} Sostanza Italian Butter Chicken Recipe

Next time you go to Florence, pinky promise us that you'll stop by Trattoria Sostanza and order their beloved butter chicken dish. Until then, you can make this version of the recipe at h...
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Why A Digital Detox Is What You Need Right Now | https://saltandwind.com

Why A Digital Detox Is What You Need Right Now

I burned out on social media recently and it made me realize how important it is to unplug. Here's why you'll want your next vacation to be a digital detox (and how to do it).
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Driving Tips For Your Next California Road Trip | https://saltandwind.com

Driving Tips For Your Next California Road Trip

So you've decided to road trip through the Golden State? Well, here are our essential tips before hitting the road so you can be sure to make the most of it!
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Our Best Aged Eggnog Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Our Best Aged Eggnog Cocktail Recipe

An easy cocktail recipe for aged eggnog. We take traditional eggnog and let it hang out a few weeks before serving it and the result is a game changer of an eggnog recipe! 
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