recipes
AE Nominated as 10 Best Food Blogs by USA Today  - PLEASE VOTE!!!! in the next 6 days

AE Nominated as 10 Best Food Blogs by USA Today – PLEASE VOTE!!!! in the next 6 days

Accidental Epicurean has been nominated as one of the top 10 Best Food Blogs by USA Today. For those of you who might not be familiar with USA Today, it is the #1 national newspaper in the US. There are some well deserved nominees there including myself, Joanna...
3 Refreshing Champagne Cocktail Recipes for Summer - Read Chubby Hubby

3 Refreshing Champagne Cocktail Recipes for Summer – Read Chubby Hubby

Somehow with all the trends in food and drink like artisanal crafting, molecular gastronomy and mixologists, simply pouring a glass of champagne or sparkling wine can seem boring and perhaps even….gasp!…lazy.  In cases like these, I am a big fan of the champagne cocktail. Now, I personally wouldn’t...
Recipe for Summer Cocktails - Vodka Slushies or Vodka Punch Southern-style

Recipe for Summer Cocktails – Vodka Slushies or Vodka Punch Southern-style

Growing up in the Southern US, punch was a “thing.” By that I mean, it is a special category of beverages that is served on special occasions and in social gatherings, often with sweet treats like cake or cookies. It even had its own special bowl and serving...
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...
3 Asian Chili Paste Recipes - Never Buy in the Supermarket Again - read Chubby Hubby

3 Asian Chili Paste Recipes – Never Buy in the Supermarket Again – read Chubby Hubby

Never buy in the supermarket again, because…you can make them better at home. I am a big fan of making my own condiments. Fresh ingredients, no preservatives, and in most cases, significant cost savings are what motivate me. You may have seen my article on Western condiments like...
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....
5 things you should never buy at the supermarket, because.... - Read Chubby Hubby

5 things you should never buy at the supermarket, because…. – Read Chubby Hubby

Even if you like to eat more than you enjoy cooking, there are some really simple items and condiments you really shouldn’t buy at the supermarket. Why? Because you can make it better at home! Really??? Yes, really. Items like salad dressing, creme fraiche, yogurt cheese, mayonnaise and...
3 Lychee Cocktail Recipes

3 Lychee Cocktail Recipes

One of the things I love about living in Asia is the tropical fruit. Some of them I had never even heard of until I came to live in this part of the world – now mangosteen, mango, passion fruit and lychee are regular items on my shopping...
Easy Thai Recipe - Pad See Ew Gai - Broad Noodles Stir-fried with Chicken and Egg

Easy Thai Recipe – Pad See Ew Gai – Broad Noodles Stir-fried with Chicken and Egg

This is one of my favourite Thai dishes – definitely in the top 5. In fact, I cannot visit Bangkok without having this dish of chewy noodles, chicken, scrambled egg and kailan stir-fried in black soy sauce. Along with any other items on my agenda like shopping or...
5 Surprising Facts About Salt - Read Chubby Hubby

5 Surprising Facts About Salt – Read Chubby Hubby

I have an obsession with salt. Not that I like my food to be particularly more salty than the next guy- it’s just that I am fascinated with all the kinds, and uses and tastes of salt. It’s an infinite universe, the universe of salt… and what you...
Recipe from Jean Georges Vongerichten - Carrot and Avocado Salad with Crunchy Seeds

Recipe from Jean Georges Vongerichten – Carrot and Avocado Salad with Crunchy Seeds

                        Ever since I met Jean Georges last year in Shanghai, I have been cooking furiously from his Home Cooking with Jean-Georges: My Favorite Simple Recipes cookbook. Especially the vegetable dishes. I find while I can be...
Read Chubby Hubby - Recipe for Thai Krapow Gai (Chicken with Holy Basil & Chilies)

Read Chubby Hubby – Recipe for Thai Krapow Gai (Chicken with Holy Basil & Chilies)

                      There’s only one thing to say about this recipe – it is the closest I have ever come to replicating my favourite dish from when I lived in Bangkok, Thailand. I used to eat at a local...