The Little Epicurean

Jun 03 2011

flour

flour

Yay!  Look what arrived in the mail today.  I love Amazon and their super fast prime shipping.  I am very excited about this cookbook.  I would go to Boston just to try one of Joanne Chang’s famous sticky sticky buns. Joanne Chang is a big inspiration for me.  Growing up in a predominately Asian community,

May 31 2011

Memorial Day Weekend: Yountville and St. Helena

I had an amazing four day weekend visiting my boyfriend in Napa Valley. It was bittersweet returning to St. Helena.  I had lived there for eight months while attending culinary school.  Its such a beautiful serene place full of great wine and even better food. DAY 1: Yountville and St. Helena First stop is always at

May 24 2011

Cinnamon Sugar Macarons

I had a fabulous weekend in Las Vegas.  Lots of laughs, fun, and relaxation was had.  Ate great food at Julian Serrano, Lemongrass, and American Fish at Aria.  Immensely enjoyed watching the Glee Concert wtih my boyfriend at Mandalay Bay (I cannot wait for the season finale tomorrow night).   Even won a little bit

May 19 2011

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I’m not the biggest fan of cupcakes.  Yes, hard to believe but its true.  Most cupcakes are too sweet for my taste and covered with a ridiculous amount of frosting.  I could almost say I hated cupcakes until I came across a great recipe in Carole Bloom’s cookbook Bite-Sized Desserts. Its a great book with the

May 16 2011

Raspberry White Chocolate Macarons

Raspberry White Chocolate Macarons

I was introduced to macarons during my first trip to Paris when I was 14 years old.  At the time, I didn’t care too much for the dainty little treat as I was more obsessed with breads and pastries.  Years later, I fell madly in love with macarons in 2009.  My mother was helping me