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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...
Read Chubby Hubby - for the Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipe, My Mother's!

Read Chubby Hubby – for the Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipe, My Mother’s!

                      I recently wrote an article on unusual Champagne and food pairings for Chubby Hubby. In the piece I had suggested Macaroni & Cheese and Champagne (or Prosecco) as an amazing pairing because of the creamy buttery dish...
Read Chubby Hubby - for Surprising Champagne and Casual Food Pairings

Read Chubby Hubby – for Surprising Champagne and Casual Food Pairings

                    I am studying to get my degree as a sommelier…did I mention that? Perhaps not. One of the aspects of this training I enjoy most is food and wine pairing And being a self professed lover of bubbles,...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Espuma for making foam

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Espuma for making foam

Surely you have noticed that in recent years foam is all the rage in the restaurant world. Except perhaps on a traditional Italian menu or at a burger joint, foam seems ubiquitous on today’s modern menu. And it’s no wonder why…foam has an ethereal taste profile that one...
Easy Recipe for Thai Iced Tea

Easy Recipe for Thai Iced Tea

When I moved to Thailand some years back, I eyed Thai Iced Tea suspiciously for several weeks before I decided to try it. It was probably the strange orange color, bordering on nuclear in appearance. But once I actually tried it, there was no turning back. The creamy...
Sichuan Chicken - Gong Bao Chicken Recipe, from Fuchsia Dunlop

Sichuan Chicken – Gong Bao Chicken Recipe, from Fuchsia Dunlop

If you love Sichuan food, no doubt you have had the famous dish of Spicy Chicken with Peanuts, also known as Gong Bao Chicken. This is one of China’s more famous exports to the West…although I will say when prepared in the original Sichuan style it packs a...
Best Cookbooks of 2012 on Chubby Hubby

Best Cookbooks of 2012 on Chubby Hubby

There are a few things I cannot stop buying when I travel ….perfume, quirky ceramics and cookbooks! I swore to myself that this year I would buy none of the aforementioned items. I managed to resist the ceramics – or does lacquerware from Myanmar count? I managed to...