About Epicurable

ep·i·cur·a·ble, adj.
1. becoming a person with refined taste, especially in food and wine.

Creating and enjoying fine cuisine is not just for five-star restaurants or culinary magazine editors. We believe that anyone can enjoy good food, in the comfort of their own home, in the company of their loved ones, and without breaking the bank. Why eat out at an expensive restaurant when you can make the same gourmet meal at home--enjoying both the experience of creating the food and of eating it?

Gourmet cooking has been a family hobby for as long as we kids can remember. Now grown up, with kitchens and families of our own, we are continuing the tradition. Since we live on opposite Coasts, and opportunities to cook together are few and far between, we are creating a new forum to share our cooking experiences.

Our goal with the blog is twofold. First, we want to use food as a way to connect families. In today's fast-paced and busy societies, families rarely have time to sit down and enjoy a good meal together. Our experiences of making and enjoying meals together as a family are some of our fondest childhood memories.

Second, we want to make gourmet cooking accessible. We aim to simplify recipes from fancy magazines into reliable recipes you can make in your own kitchen--without sacrificing the taste or presentation. We will also share cost saving and do-it-yourself tips along the way.

We hope you enjoy reading, and find a few good experiments to try in your kitchen as well!