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Epicurean Concept of the Week - Locavore

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Locavore

I first heard this term sometime last year when visiting New York. Come to find out the term had been in use for quite some time in the Western world, but had not yet migrated to Asia. But the idea of locavore fascinated me – basically it is...
Epicurean Concept of the Week – Sushi Etiquette

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Sushi Etiquette

Hey all, I am a HUGE sushi fan. I’ve made my pilgrimage to the sushi mecca (Tsukiji fish market) and returned a changed man. I’m deeper in love with sushi… to the detriment of my ability to enjoy budget buffet grade sushi. But I recently found out I’ve...
Epicurean Concept of the Week – Pimentón (Spanish Paprika)

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Pimentón (Spanish Paprika)

The Epicurean Concept of the Week is back from holiday vacation This week I was reading a Mark Bittman recipe for tri-tip steak. It called for an ingredient in the sauce I’d never heard of – pimentón. I wondered at first if it was an interesting spelling of...
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...
Epicurean Concept of the Week (Texas Edition) - Sweet Tea

Epicurean Concept of the Week (Texas Edition) – Sweet Tea

Howdy Yall, To commemorate my travels around Texas and the states I’ll be doing a short series of “Texan Epicurean Concepts” over the next few weeks. These concepts will hopefully help you more fully enjoy your next trip to Texas. First up is a childhood favorite of mine...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Apéritif and Digestif

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Apéritif and Digestif

Know the difference between apéritif and digestif? Know which one comes at what point in a meal? Ok, the picture above probably gives away the answer to the second question. Why do we have these drinks? Do they really work? Like this:Like Loading...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Truffles

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Truffles

Truffles: the elusive, holy grail ingredient known worldwide. If you dine anywhere even pretending to be high end, you’re guaranteed to see it listed somewhere on the menu. So what’s the big deal with them? Are they so special? Do they make everything (macaroons) better? Info after the...
Epicurean Concept of the Week – Burrata Cheese

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Burrata Cheese

This week’s Epicurean Concept of the week was inspired by our recent trip to the Regent Hotel Brunch in Singapore and by fond memories of a dining experience in Bangkok at Spasso’s. Both meals featured a delight for turophiles – Burrata Cheese. Like this:Like Loading...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Wine Legs

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Wine Legs

Ever been at a wine tasting, dinner party, or other event featuring wine and some know-it-all (probably with a beard and wearing a sweater) swirls his glass vigorously and then tilts the glass sideways to observe the streaking wine (wine legs)? Don’t feel bad if you believed the...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Lamb or Mutton

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Lamb or Mutton

This weeks Epicurean Concept is relatively simple, but one that we were curious about and so thought maybe others were as well. Often at restaurants I’ll see lamb dishes on the menu, but other times mutton dishes. I wondered if there was really a difference or if it...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Offal

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Offal

This week’s Epicurean Concept is the current “in thing” for hipsters shopping at overpriced delis and cutting edge restaurants… and oddly enough comfort food for the poor and downtrodden – Offal. Definition from the folks at Merriam-Webster: of·fal Pronunciation: ?o?-f?l, ?ä- Function: noun Etymology: Middle English, from of...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Amuse-Bouche

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Amuse-Bouche

We here at Accidental Epicurean are looking at ways of expanding the reach of our site beyond Southeast Asia. As part of that mission we’re going to start doing a weekly series of “epicurean concepts”…these could be words that you’ll find on a fine dining menu, boutique ingredients,...
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