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.

Ruby Red Cherry Sangria Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Ruby Red Cherry Sangria Cocktail Recipe

Each year when cherries are in season here in California, we end up making a twist on this sangria. Made with rose wine, Chambord liqueur, and oranges, it's a sweet-tart take on the classic drink.&...
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Smoky Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Smoky Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito Recipe

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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Tequila Citrus Carne Asada Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Tequila Citrus Carne Asada Recipe

A simple recipe for the classic Mexican recipe of carne asada made with skirt steak, garlic, lime, orange juice, and tequila.
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The Seven Classic Moles You Should Eat When You Travel To Oaxaca | https://saltandwind.com

The Seven Classic Moles You Should Eat When You Travel To Oaxaca

You probably know mole. And Oaxaca. But did you know that there are seven moles that come from Oaxaca? Here is everything you need to know to master mole for your next trip to Mexico:
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{Aguachile Verde} Sinaloa-Style Chile Lime Marinated Shrimp Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Aguachile Verde} Sinaloa-Style Chile Lime Marinated Shrimp Recipe

On my last trip to Tijuana I stopped and tried every Aguachile I came across. On our second day, we started out at the Mariscos El Paisa street stand to get a taste of Sinaloan aguachile ...
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Charred Asparagus With Requeson And Mexican Dukkah Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Charred Asparagus With Requeson And Mexican Dukkah Recipe

In this super simple salad, pencil-thin asparagus are charred on a grill then tossed with a quick lime and olive oil combo. The twist I added was making a twist on Egyptian dukkah (a seed-herb-nut ...
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{Souffle Au Fromage} Classic Gruyere Cheese Souffle Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Souffle Au Fromage} Classic Gruyere Cheese Souffle Recipe

A doable recipe for a sweet, salty, eggy cheese souffle and all the tips to help you make it a success!
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{Focaccia Genovese} Classic Genoa-Style Focaccia Bread Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Focaccia Genovese} Classic Genoa-Style Focaccia Bread Recipe

An easy recipe for a classic Genoa-style focaccia bread with golden brown crust, a soft crumb, and tons of olive oil and flaky sea salt. Even if you've never made bread, you can make this foca...
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{Soupe Poireaux Et Pommes De Terre} Classic Potato Leek Soup Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Soupe Poireaux Et Pommes De Terre} Classic Potato Leek Soup Recipe

Not all classic French food is complicated! This classic Potato Leek soup is simply buttery sauteed vegetables that get pureed together with herbs and a dash of cream for one of the easiest and sat...
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Flourless Chocolate Cake With Espresso Chocolate Caramel Sauce Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Flourless Chocolate Cake With Espresso Chocolate Caramel Sauce Recipe

An impressive but easy recipe for a gluten-free flourless chocolate cake topped with cacao nibs and a chocolate caramel espresso sauce. 
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