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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...
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...
Accidental Epicurean is Named in Top 25 Culinary Travel Blog Award by Flipkey

Accidental Epicurean is Named in Top 25 Culinary Travel Blog Award by Flipkey

Accidental Epicurean was named by Flipkey, a vacation rental site from Trip Advisor, on a list of top-25 Culinary Travel Blogs to Watch in 2014. We find ourselves in good company on the list with lots of fantastic blogs from the very focused blog about a guide to food...
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 Epicurean named in Viator's Top 25 Travel Blogs for 2014

Accidental Epicurean named in Viator’s Top 25 Travel Blogs for 2014

It is always wonderful to be recognized. After all, this is a hobby for me. It’s out of the pure love I have for travel, new experiences and my passion for food. I truly believe any culture – it’s history, tradition and future – can be understood through...
Rules for Tipping in US, China, Thailand, Europe, UK, Brazil and More...

Rules for Tipping in US, China, Thailand, Europe, UK, Brazil and More…

If you are like me, one of the things I always look up before I go to a new country is the rules of tipping or tipping etiquette. Being American, I come from a country where we tip for everything. If someone raises a hand to help you...
Adorable Hotel Lobby Pets (Cats, Dogs and even Fish!) from Conde Nast Traveler

Adorable Hotel Lobby Pets (Cats, Dogs and even Fish!) from Conde Nast Traveler

I was delighted by this recent series on the Conde Nast Traveler website. It’s all about pets that live in hotels…all over the world – where they live, a bit about them, their “job” at the hotel and photos. It seems Fairmont hotels is the most progressive with...
Read Chubby Hubby - Best Burger in Los Angeles? Father's Office in Santa Monica

Read Chubby Hubby – Best Burger in Los Angeles? Father’s Office in Santa Monica

I get back to the US about 1 -2 times per year. And I always make a point to spend some time in California.  The food is amazing there. I think a large part of it is due to the fact that a great deal of it is...
Accidental Funnies - from NYT, Dumpling Tales from Wall Street

Accidental Funnies – from NYT, Dumpling Tales from Wall Street

  It’s nice to see something about Wall Street that’s funny, for a change. A banker friend sent me this article and I couldn’t resist to share. It’s a Kevin Roose piece from the NYT where he interviews a dumpling cart vendor who goes to work at Goldman...
Breakfast Burritos from My Favorite Hometown Spot - La Popular in Abilene, Texas

Breakfast Burritos from My Favorite Hometown Spot – La Popular in Abilene, Texas

Hey Yall, Thought I’d write about something a bit different for ya today. Was resting up this Sunday thinking about my upcoming Christmas visit to see my family in the Texas. I only have around a week, which for my town is actually perfect…. there’s not much going...
Why I Love Asia, But Still Miss the West Sometimes

Why I Love Asia, But Still Miss the West Sometimes

My exotic Asian life vs. Life in the West I have been living now in SE Asia for 3+ years. First I spent roughly 2 years in Bangkok and have now been in Singapore for 1 ½ years. In this time, I explored a part of the world...