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Accidental Funnies - Summer is Coming Soon to China... Kids Wearing Watermelons

Accidental Funnies – Summer is Coming Soon to China… Kids Wearing Watermelons

It will soon be summer in China. Spring is over in a flash… there seems to be only about 2-3 weeks where one can hang up the winter coat and before the sweltering heat starts. I was on a business trip one year for 3 weeks and missed...
Accidental Funnies - Country Flags Made From Iconic National Foods

Accidental Funnies – Country Flags Made From Iconic National Foods

The interwebs is indeed limitless in its ability to entertain, but it is not always kittens and puppies that are amusing. Check out these country flags made up of iconic and traditional ingredients from each nation. For example, Italy as seen above is basil, tomatoes and pasta. Click...
Accidental Funnies - Swimming Pigs in China? Yep!

Accidental Funnies – Swimming Pigs in China? Yep!

You may be familiar with the expression “when pigs fly” as an expression of incredulity. It might as well be stated as “when pigs swim” because these are certainly things that pigs don’t do. Right? Well, not in China. In Baoding, Hebei Province within China there are pig...
Best of Accidental Epicurean in 2013 - Asian eats, travels and favourite recipes

Best of Accidental Epicurean in 2013 – Asian eats, travels and favourite recipes

Reflecting back on 2013, I did partake in some amazing meals, travels and learn some new favourite recipes. Along with that Accidental Epicurean won some awards, namely the blog to watch by the UK site 101 Holidays, and Accidental Epicurean also reached #49 rank worldwide for all food...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Mpemba Effect - Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Mpemba Effect – Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water

The Mpemba Effect is the verified scientific principle that hot water freezes faster than cold water. Perhaps if you were into science in school, you heard of this. Since I avoided science classes like the plague, I had a “no way!” reaction when I recently learned of this....
Accidental Funnies - Butcher Cleaver Knife Ring, Just in Time for Halloween!

Accidental Funnies – Butcher Cleaver Knife Ring, Just in Time for Halloween!

I don’t know if you have seen this clever cleaver ring making the rounds on the interwebs. Developed by Brazilian jewelry designer Raul Souza, it’s just in time for Halloween. Or if you are a foodie, it could be an ironic jewelry statement year round.  Either way, it...
10 Signs You Might Just Be a Travel Addict

10 Signs You Might Just Be a Travel Addict

Are you like me? Do you crave to be home, because you are always on the road…only to get jumpy after a week or so and book a trip for a getaway?  I can’t get enough – there’s always something new to experience, a new local dish to...
20 Words / Terms that Every Food & Wine Lover Should Know

20 Words / Terms that Every Food & Wine Lover Should Know

I am a  foodie / epicurean nerd.  There, I said it! I often don’t realize that as I sit in my world of food and wine magazines, favourite food websites, obsessive recipe reading etc. It’s just so innate in my character that I forget other people are not...
A Cheeky Homage to Mooncake Festival - Hong Kong, Goods of Desire (G.O.D)

A Cheeky Homage to Mooncake Festival – Hong Kong, Goods of Desire (G.O.D)

There’s a store I love to visit every time I am in Hong Kong – Goods of Desire, otherwise known around town as G.O.D. They have an amazing plethora of cool, quirky funky items – perfect for oneself or as a gift to someone else. Things like eyemasks...
Accidental Funnies - Japan and Kawaii Strikes Again - Cute Kitty Cappucino

Accidental Funnies – Japan and Kawaii Strikes Again – Cute Kitty Cappucino

                                  I am always amazed at the Japanese inventiveness around kawaii. In case the idea of kawaii is new to you, kawaii (pronounced like Hawaii) means “cute.” And Japan is obsessed with...
On Our Bookshelf - The Longest Way Home & Honeymoon with My Brother

On Our Bookshelf – The Longest Way Home & Honeymoon with My Brother

As much as I enjoy writing about travel, I also enjoy reading about it. Here are two of my favourite books in which the authors go on journey’s that are both physical and emotional. I, like these authors, have discovered the most authentic versions of myself by finding...
Accidental Funnies - More Japanese Kawaii, Purr-fect Kitty Sushi

Accidental Funnies – More Japanese Kawaii, Purr-fect Kitty Sushi

The longer I am in Asia, the more I enjoy the Japanese sense of humour. It is often quirky, a little left of center…but yet also always a bit cute and kawaii. What is kawaii, you ask? Kawaii is the Japanese word for sweet, cute, adorable (pronounced like...