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Epicurean Gear - High Tech Professional Kitchen Equipment for the Home

Epicurean Gear – High Tech Professional Kitchen Equipment for the Home

Can one achieve professional results in a home kitchen these days? I remember the first specialized kitchen tool I used. It was an apple core-er, and I was probably about 8 years old. My favorite thing to make was apple crisp and the biggest part of that dish...
The Best (or at Least Our Favourite) Food Apps for the iPad

The Best (or at Least Our Favourite) Food Apps for the iPad

If you have an iPad and are a foodie, you must check these out Here at Accidental Epicurean, we not only eat, we also cook. While I have an enormous collection of cookbooks, lately I find myself using my iPad to source new menu and recipe ideas. Plus,...
Kappabashi Dori – Kitchen Street – Tokyo, Japan

Kappabashi Dori – Kitchen Street – Tokyo, Japan

An endless array of kitchen stuffs for the commercial and home chef alike If you have even a passing interest in cooking as a home chef, you will want to make a special trip to Kappabashi Dori. You can buy everything here from plastic fake sushi for window...
Epicurean Gear – New West Knife Works

Epicurean Gear – New West Knife Works

Knives are personal things for chefs. Not only do we (I’m just a few months into cooking school and saying we LOL) use them a lot (for me third only to the wooden spoon and little metal tasting spoon), but knives also kind of give us our personality...
10 Great Kitchen Hacks Courtesy of Lifehacker

10 Great Kitchen Hacks Courtesy of Lifehacker

Hey all, Thought I’d pass along another link courtesy of life-optimizing site Lifehacker. I don’t know if these are the top-10 Kitchen Hacks of all time, but there are certainly some interesting hacks in the mix. I’m particularly interested in the waffle iron hacks, cast iron skillet pizza,...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - B is for Bread D is for Drinks

Epicurean Concept of the Week – B is for Bread D is for Drinks

Hey All, For this Epicurean Concept we bring you a dining etiquette tip from Joanna’s days at finishing school. No I’m not playing an epic, online version of The Circle Game. This is a visual clue like making a L with your left hand (if you can’t separate...
On Our Bookshelf - Great Cookbooks for Beginners

On Our Bookshelf – Great Cookbooks for Beginners

Lately I’m finding myself more and more interested in cooking. I’m more of an exact amounts kind of guy, so I started with baking. That’s going well…except for the waistlines of everyone around us. I realized one day as I obsessed over the thought of making a cream...
The Wondrous Store (retail experience) Called Muji, Tokyo, Japan

The Wondrous Store (retail experience) Called Muji, Tokyo, Japan

I want to live a Muji life Actually I first encountered Muji in New York. A creative director at the ad agency I worked at was hoarding Muji notebooks that he bought in London. Being a fan of a minimalist aesthetic, Muji suited me perfectly. But while I...
A Guide to Chip Bee Gardens on Jalan Merah Saga, Holland Village, Singapore

A Guide to Chip Bee Gardens on Jalan Merah Saga, Holland Village, Singapore

Every time we go to the area known as Chip Bee Gardens on Jalan Merah Saga we make a new discovery…With a bevy of lovely little restaurants, gourmet food stores, art galleries, bakeries and cool specialty kitchen / baking supply stores, one can spend a whole afternoon puttering...
IKEA Hacker

IKEA Hacker

Hey all, Saw this creative kitteh kitty litter box idea and followed the link through to discover an interesting site full of useful tips and tricks for the home – Ikea Hacker. I thought at first the site was in it’s infant stages because browsing to the bottom...
Amantee Cafe and Antiques Shop - Bangkok, Thailand

Amantee Cafe and Antiques Shop – Bangkok, Thailand

Imagine Jim Thompson house. Now strip away the legend, crappy silk (I’ll give you that it looks good, but Thai silk is the least comfy silk I’ve ever had the displeasure of touching), over inflated prices, and throngs of farangs decked out in sandals and fanny packs. Does...
Hemisphere Home Furnishing - Bangkok, Thailand

Hemisphere Home Furnishing – Bangkok, Thailand

Hey all, If stationed in or around Bangkok and tired of faux Balinese teak furniture shops check out Hemisphere Home Furnishing.