Well, if it was so, I would love to have a taste of the rain it pours!  That oozing looking dessert is an absolute delight for the upcoming warm weather and it is healthy too! The Glycemic Index is kept as low as possible by using mango, passion fruit, egg white and fructose as main … Read more

Gluten free straightforward

July 26th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (5 Comments)

I have to say that we are living in a rather abnormal period of bread or should I say food history on a more general scale; on one hand you have people like us trying to bake wholesome artisan bread using natural flour and sourdough, and on the other hand you have the Cronut, which … Read more

Time for PASTRY REVOLUTION!

July 16th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Books | Daily life... - (8 Comments)

That’s the name of the newly launched quality pastry magazine PASTRY REVOLUTION: made in Spain! Pastry Revolution: A massive 180 pages all about pastry – nothing short of a must-have for any patissier out there (especially if you want to learn Spanish!).  For their July/August issue, I have created two desserts, the first one is … Read more

For the 10th edition of SoGood Magazine the challenge Joe and I ignited was on revisiting creme caramel! Talk about a delicious piece of soft curd! But how could we shape this timeless classic in any different way? If you bake a regular creme caramel in a mold and try to freeze it to obtain shapes, it will … Read more

Peach and rosemary Roux Buns

July 4th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (5 Comments)

After having spent most of my life baking I still learn new things every day – that’s awesome! Today, I tried to bake roux buns, a bread where part of the dough is pre-gelatinized in a pot as per a classic roux making. I was really wondering if there would be any noticeable differences compared … Read more

EAT YOUR WORDS!

June 28th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Charity | Daily life... - (2 Comments)

When Jason called me a few months ago to ask me if I was in for a charity event to support Food Link, I had very little idea of what the concept would be, but my answer was yes. And guess what! It turned out to be a phenomenal event held at The Salted Pig… … Read more

Myrtille, caramel and lemon baba!

June 22nd, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (2 Comments)

Sorry, the page you are looking at contains no rum! ;) I have this love and hate relationship with baba. When soaked to perfection, smooth, with a creamy crumb, full of intense flavor with just the right amount of fluffy cream, then I love it. On the other hand, I have issues with baba poorly … Read more

ESF Master Chef Grand Final

June 20th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (0 Comments)

Nearly 400 students coming from different schools within the ESF network joined the Master Chef competition!  And only 8 made it to the final where my old colleagues, friends and myself were invited to be judges. It’s with with Vincent and Herve from Four Seasons and Jeremy from Mirror that we had the difficult task … Read more

Leave no bread behind.

June 15th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (4 Comments)

Pretending I am going to teach anyone how to make the best French toast (or pain perdu) on Earth would be way beyond my confidence point as I think there are so many people making it very well out there… at most, I might be able to inspire a different take on the classic dish… … Read more

The Harvest Feast 2013

May 29th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Charity | Daily life... - (0 Comments)

About a month ago, I had the luck to participate to the Harvest Feast… more Harvest celebration will take place in Hong Kong and I hope more people will join! It’s just a few minutes past nine in the morning, the sky, shattered with dark clouds, dressed with its typical Hong Kong spring look, wasn’t … Read more

I have been thinking for a while on how to start this post. It’s always the same with intense moments… so I guess the best way is to say it simply: Yesterday was officially my last working day at the Four Seasons Hotel! Yes, I am embarking in a new fantastic adventure, chasing my lifelong … Read more

A few month ago, a bunch of talented chefs came together to cook a dinner for more than 300 people to raise funds for the Room-to-Read charity. The event ended in an unprecedented success and I was really proud to be part of it. One of the auction price to raise funds was a pastry … Read more

Going to Vietnam, chasing the origin of chocolate, was all nice and beautiful, but then I had to find what to do with it! I received a kilo of single origin Vietnam chocolate, vintage 2010, with 72% cocoa content and after having tasted it, I found that the flavors were very gentle and subtle, yet … Read more

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