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.

Potato, Leek, And Sorrel Pesto Pizza |

Potato, Leek, And Sorrel Pesto Pizza

I have two kitchens and it’s a serious pain in the rear. Sure, it sounds glamourous. Twice the space, twice the equipment, and twice the fun — just like an ad for DoubleMint gum, right? Well, it’s ...
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A Foodie Adventure in Havana, Cuba |

A Foodie Adventure in Havana, Cuba

Ralph Maccio's doppelganger showed me that getting lost in Old Havana is a good thing. 
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Channeling South Beach Miami Style |

Channeling South Beach Miami Style

With the days bringing us so close to spring, I can't help but let my thoughts wander to brighter, sunnier things to come. My upcoming trip to attend the South Beach Food & Wine Festival in Mia...
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