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.

French-Style Mashed Potato Puree Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

French-Style Mashed Potato Puree Recipe

Inspired by the late great chef Joël Robuchon's famous pureed potatoes, this is an easy recipe for uber decadent pureed potatoes. These are the potatoes you make when you want to pull out all ...
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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic-Sage Brown Butter Sauce Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic-Sage Brown Butter Sauce Recipe

One of our most popular recipes on the whole site is this twist on traditional gnocchi. Made with sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes and topped with a balsamic reduction and brown butter sauc...
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The Easiest App Of Ever! Olive, Tomato, Prosciutto, and Parmesan Savory Palmiers Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

The Easiest App Of Ever! Olive, Tomato, Prosciutto, and Parmesan Savory Palmiers Recipe

Inspired by the Avignon Les Halles, this savory take on classic French Palmiers made with sundried tomatoes, tapenade, prosciutto, and Parmigiano Reggiano are a taste of Provence.
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Here's What Sustainable Wine Means And Why Should You Care | https://saltandwind.com

Here's What Sustainable Wine Means And Why Should You Care

There comes a moment in every wine lover's life when they start to ask questions. And one of the most common is “What is sustainable wine?” We'll dive deep into that and also get into t...
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This Healthy-Ish Dip Is Our Go-To Fall Snack: Roasted Butternut Squash Pepita Pesto Dip Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

This Healthy-Ish Dip Is Our Go-To Fall Snack: Roasted Butternut Squash Pepita Pesto Dip Recipe

ISO of an easy, delicious party-worth dip recipe that's dairy-free, nut-free, vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian? This Roasted Squash and Pepita Pesto Dip is it!
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The Fall Treat We're Making Now: Spiced Apple-Thyme-Gouda Hand Pies Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

The Fall Treat We're Making Now: Spiced Apple-Thyme-Gouda Hand Pies Recipe

An easy recipe for a sweet-savory twist on traditional Apple Pie. Here fresh thyme, lemon, cinnamon, cheese, and apples come together for a delicious but unexpected filling! 
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The Slow Cooker Dish To Cook Now: Chicken Tinga Tostadas With Radish Pico De Gallo Salsa Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

The Slow Cooker Dish To Cook Now: Chicken Tinga Tostadas With Radish Pico De Gallo Salsa Recipe

This is a healthy easy recipe for chicken tinga that gets put on tostadas and topped with a crunchy, fresh radish salsa!
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Citrusy White Negroni Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Citrusy White Negroni Cocktail Recipe

A twist on the classic Negroni cocktail this one is made with all white liquors including Cocchi Americano, gin, and dry vermouth!
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Honey Balsamic Fig And Prosciutto White Pizza Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Honey Balsamic Fig And Prosciutto White Pizza Recipe

This is a simple seasonal recipe for a white pizza (aka a pizza without tomato sauce) topped with creamy cheese, figs, and curls of prosciutto. It's a great light meal or can be cut into bite-sized...
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Herbed Avocado Green Goddess Dip Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Herbed Avocado Green Goddess Dip Recipe

The classic California recipe for Green Goddess dressing turns into a healthy, delicious dip with the help of some avocados!
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