Cookbook author and television host Aida Mollenkamp calls her cooking style West Coast eclectic. On the plate that translates into seasonal, locally sourced meals with a hint of cross-cultural flavor. Take this simple wheat-berry salad: Walnuts contribute crunch, golden raisins add sweetness and toothsome wheat berries (which are actually ricelike grains) provide a welcome chew. But it’s the unexpected addition of smoky chipotles en adobo that makes the dish pop.
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