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Video - Food & Wine Pairing Made Simple with 2 Easy Tips

Video – Food & Wine Pairing Made Simple with 2 Easy Tips

  Pairing food and wine can seem like a daunting task. But not when you remember this brilliant hack for pairing. Two (2) simple principles change everything and will completely demystify this seemingly difficult challenge. Watch Wine Time to see for yourself. Like this:Like Loading...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Japanese Reverse Boiled Egg

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Japanese Reverse Boiled Egg

Leave it to the Japanese to invent a totally new way of thinking about something so standard. I continue to remain a huge fan of Japanese ingenuity and creativity, especially when applied to food and cooking. I must admit, I am not sure I will try this at...
3 Asian Chili Paste / Sauces Never to Buy in the Supermarket

3 Asian Chili Paste / Sauces Never to Buy in the Supermarket

Why? Because honest to goodness, you can make them quickly, easily and more importantly better-tasting versions at home. Before I moved to Asia, I used to regularly buy these items in the supermarket. And actually a bit after I moved as well….until my then Singaporean boyfriend said…what? You...
Video - When can you send wine back in a restaurant?

Video – When can you send wine back in a restaurant?

Ever puzzled as to when it’s appropriate to send wine back in a restaurant? Here’s what to do when wine is poured and you are asked to taste – and of course, when you should send it back!  Like this:Like Loading...
Mama's Molasses Christmas Cookie Recipe

Mama’s Molasses Christmas Cookie Recipe

Funny, the longer I am away from the Southern US where I grew up, oddly the more attached I become to food and the culture. For those of you who haven’t spent much time in the US or perhaps only in the big cities, there are distinct regional...
Video - How to Tell if Wine is Bad Without Even Opening

Video – How to Tell if Wine is Bad Without Even Opening

It’s about 10% of wine in the market that becomes “corked” or “off.”  This percentage is often higher in Asia due to transport and unstable heat conditions during shipping. But how can you tell if a wine is bad, even before you buy and / or open the bottle? Watch...
5 Things to See, Do and Eat in Xi'An - Read Chubby Hubby

5 Things to See, Do and Eat in Xi’An – Read Chubby Hubby

For any traveller to China, Xi ‘An is a must. But there’s more than just being on the Silk Road and the Terracotta Warriors to get excited about. In this 3,000 year old city, historic sites abound and live in juxtaposition with today’s modern city of 8 million...
Video - What is the Best Tool For Opening Wine?

Video – What is the Best Tool For Opening Wine?

Do you need to have an expensive device or tool to open wine? A lot of people invest in the Rabbit or the wall mounted hinge openers. While these devices are visually impressive, are they really worth the money? Maybe not… What do the experts use? Watch “Wine...
A Magical Visit to Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)

A Magical Visit to Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)

Inle Lake might be one of the most beautiful places I have ever had the opportunity to visit in Asia. Like Thailand 50 years ago, it is yet unscathed by hordes of tourists and shows a glimpse of what life in Myanmar may have been like for recent...
Video - Why do we Swirl Wine to Give it Air?

Video – Why do we Swirl Wine to Give it Air?

  Ever wondered why people swirl wine to incorporate oxygen or let it “breathe”? Is it some pretentious maneuver to separate wine experts from novices? In fact, there is a very real reason we need to give wine air and allow it to breathe. Watch the latest in...
Accidental Funnies - Ironic and Fabulously Ridiculous Foodie T-shirts

Accidental Funnies – Ironic and Fabulously Ridiculous Foodie T-shirts

I love it when humor and food collide. So, when I saw this funny collection of foodie T’s in an article on Food & Wine, I could not resist sharing. I am tempted to order 1 or 2 (or 6!). My personal favourites are…   For the monthly...
Video - What You Might be Doing Wrong with Sparkling Wine

Video – What You Might be Doing Wrong with Sparkling Wine

 Just pop the cork and pour, right? Well… not exactly. There are some things you can do to make your sparkling wine drinking experience even better. In my new video series of wine tips, called Wine Time, you can learn some  some tips on how to preserve those...
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