Aida Mollenkamp

Aida Mollenkamp

Aida is a food and travel expert, on-camera host, author, and the founder of 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.

Forte Dei Marmi Is The Best Beach Town Near Florence To Summer Like A Local | http://saltandwind.com

Forte Dei Marmi Is The Best Beach Town Near Florence To Summer Like A Local

When it comes to beaches, Italy’s got a lot of options, but I feel most at home in the Tuscan beach town of Forte Dei Marmi. This beach town is less than an hour from Florence but feels like ...
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Roasted Eggplant, Crisp Garlic, and Basil Pasta | http://saltandwind.com

Roasted Eggplant, Crisp Garlic, and Basil Pasta

It's that time. That time when summer is still hanging around but it has finally started to cool down. So there's plenty of late summer produce at the market but the temps are finally reasonable en...
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Our Favorite Breakfast To Beat Summer Heat: Strawberry Rosewater Cardamom Lassi | http://saltandwind.com

Our Favorite Breakfast To Beat Summer Heat: Strawberry Rosewater Cardamom Lassi

My latest obsession has been this buttermilk and strawberry lassi. Some swear you must use whole milk yogurt to call it a lassi, but I like the tang and frothiness that comes from blended buttermil...
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Mixed Berry Pavlova With Lemon Curd and Mascarpone Whipped Cream | http://saltandwind.com

Mixed Berry Pavlova With Lemon Curd and Mascarpone Whipped Cream

The most perfect spring dessert in our opinion? The light, airy, totally gorgeous meringue dessert that is the pavlova. Here we layer in raspberry puree and lemon curd for an over-the-top version o...
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Cucumber Basil Agua Fresca Cocktail Recipe | http://saltandwind.com

Cucumber Basil Agua Fresca Cocktail Recipe

There are drinks out there that are absolutely transporting – that help you press the pause button and slow down. This Cucumber Basil Agua Fresca cocktail is one such drink. 
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Charred Corn and Zucchini Mini Mexican Pizzas | http://saltandwind.com

Charred Corn and Zucchini Mini Mexican Pizzas

While road tripping to Texas I found myself at La Gloria in San Antonio. They specialize in Mexican street food and they make tons of tlayudas aka the king of Oaxacan street food. Or, as ...
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Limoncello Creamsicle Boozy Popsicles | http://saltandwind.com

Limoncello Creamsicle Boozy Popsicles

On my first trip to Italy, I'’d religiously finish the day with a cone of straciatella gelato while the adults would sip on ice-cold Limoncello. Though I didn't ever try more than an eyed...
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Watermelon, Tomato, and Feta Farro Salad | http://saltandwind.com

Watermelon, Tomato, and Feta Farro Salad

A healthy recipe for a traditional twist on watermelon feta salad made with tomato, farro, and tons of arugula. 
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The Seven Classic Moles You Should Eat When You Travel To Oaxaca | http://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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{The Hugo Cocktail} The White Spritz | http://saltandwind.com

{The Hugo Cocktail} The White Spritz

One of my fave moments during my recent trip to the Amalfi coast was at the hillside town of Ravello where I spent a lazy day poolside. While there I tried these super light elderflo...
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