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.

Celebrate Dad With This Balsamic Steak Sandwich with Italian Salsa Verde | http://saltandwind.com

Celebrate Dad With This Balsamic Steak Sandwich with Italian Salsa Verde

Sometimes you just have to go for it. Sometimes you need to treat yoself. Or others. And when it comes to giving a tip of the hat to Dad we like to make serious manly dishes like steak sandwiches. ...
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Classic Tiramisu Cake | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Tiramisu Cake

There are times you gotta go 100% classic. Like with tiramisu. A few quality ingredients and a little extra effort means the difference between a soggy or heavy version or a light, airy, not-too-sw...
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{Pan Bagnat} Classic Nice-Style Sandwich  | http://saltandwind.com

{Pan Bagnat} Classic Nice-Style Sandwich

People are really particular about this sandwich. If we're calling a spade a spade, it's basically Niçoise Salad in a sandwich but people tend to get really offended if you say that. So...
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{Citron Pressé} Lavender French Lemonade | http://saltandwind.com

{Citron Pressé} Lavender French Lemonade

This classic French cafe drink is just lemon juice, sugar, and water, but the way I like it best is infused with tons of lavender.
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Charred Asparagus With Requeson And Mexican Dukkah | http://saltandwind.com

Charred Asparagus With Requeson And Mexican Dukkah

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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Smashed Pea Bruschetta with Avocado and Pickled Radish | http://saltandwind.com

Smashed Pea Bruschetta with Avocado and Pickled Radish

If you know me, then you know I have a thing for Piri Piri sauce, which explains my love for Nando's Peri Peri joint. When we were filming Off Menu in Washington DC, I ate there and got t...
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{Fusilli Alla Salsiccia} Pasta With Tomato Sugo, Sausage, and Smoked Cheese | http://saltandwind.com

{Fusilli Alla Salsiccia} Pasta With Tomato Sugo, Sausage, and Smoked Cheese

Santa Ynez has a downtown that looks like it's a freeze frame from an old Western movie, but then has gems like SY Kitchen. We couldn't stop raving about this Fusilli alla Salsiccia so I recre...
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Aida On What To Pack For France | http://saltandwind.com

Aida On What To Pack For France

A lot of you asked about what I packed for France so I wanted to give you my tips. I tend to dress differently in France than I do here in Los Angeles—more monochromatic and minimal...
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{Minestrone Verde} Spring Minestrone Soup With Pistachio Parsley Gremolata | http://saltandwind.com

{Minestrone Verde} Spring Minestrone Soup With Pistachio Parsley Gremolata

Spring soups are recipes that don't seem to get nearly enough love IMO. One that deserves all the attention is this Spring take on minestrone soup made with a parmesan broth, baby po...
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How To Avoid A Bad Restaurant In Italy | http://saltandwind.com

How To Avoid A Bad Restaurant In Italy

Yes, we totally adore the food in Italy but, even though there's a lot of incredible food, you can still get a crappy meal. So here it is: our top tips to make sure you avoid a bad meal in Italy:
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