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While Europe breaks all the sub-zero temperature records in history, we’re harvesting organic strawberries on this side of Earth! We’ve just started getting a great and steady supply of homegrown organic strawberries from Zen Farm. Delicious, beautiful and local to the point where I had to create seasonal desserts with it! Generally speaking, strawberries are … Read more

Microplane grater, 100% Peruvian Cacao!

The way Willie talks about his chocolate and the whole enthusiasm around it in his TV show has always left my mouth watering. The problem is that I could only imagine how his “world class” chocolate would taste… and licking the TV screen didn’t help much! And so, being on the other side of Earth … Read more

The frozen oil in blocks

Thinking about the next dessert you are going to prepare to impress the neighbors? Here is a little hint that is actually going to be a fairly big for the 2012 food trends. Something that is locally grown, fresh, healthy and innovative in desserts. Fresh herb infused oil. I know. You just wanted to click … Read more

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2011

January 27th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Books | Daily life... - (24 Comments)
Great team work can move mountains!

Got Cheese? and La Boulangerie!  A few weeks ago, I was thrilled and very humbled to have received awards for both books. The awards were respectively best cheese book and best bread book in Hong Kong. That said, I am taking this very lightly as I am not sure there was anyone else publishing a … Read more

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Happy Chinese New Year of the Dragon!  Whishing you and your family all the best for the year of the Dragon!

No pain, no grain.

January 19th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (2 Comments)
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The New Year barely started and we see dozens of magazines and websites proclaiming to hold the key to what food trends will be for the 12 months to come. And whilst the word organic is slowly fading away with the too many over-worked marketing scams and other scandals around the world, we see the … Read more

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What a great day it has been! From the planning, receiving the goods, preparing each step carefully to finally do the filming of the upcoming gourmet show for Hong Kong’s main TV channel TVB Jade’s was just positively intense! I mean wow! How more lucky can I be! I had to make a dessert of … Read more

Sweet potato puree and deep fried taro + caviar = super good!!

Last night, I had the luck to be invited for dinner at the very creative Bo Innovation restaurant, holder of two Michelin Stars, headed by “Demon” Chef Alvin Leung. And even more lucky me, I was seating at a table together with Chef Jordi Puigvert, owner of Sweet’n’Go, teacher, Sosa demo chef and much more, … Read more

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Reading about the virtues of ingredients often keeps me in absolute awe when finding out what Mother Nature has created for us, and yet, most of the time we barely know about it. Ginger is the cure of many illness, yet, it is prominent in arthritis treatment and most of all motion sickness and nausea. … Read more

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Egyptians probably never imagined what they discovered when they started using the ancestor of baking soda to clean their floor! Baking Soda Sodium bicarbonate is indeed widely used in today’s baking, be it in quick breads, cookies, muffins, cakes or confectioneries. Unlike other leavening methods such as the biological natural yeast or by the physical … Read more

Our Lounge restaurant tonight looks awesome!

Happy New Year everyone!  By the way, it seems that everyone is being fairly lazy for the last post of the year putting up the “best of 2011” on their blog. So I thought why not… but instead of doing a boring top 10 of deja-vu‘s, I thought I would rather feature the single most … Read more

Crystal Kwok - Image courtesy of RTHK Radio 3

Friday 30th of December, just after the news at one, I’ll have the honor to be the guest of star host Crystal Kwok for her live show “Kwok Talk” on RTHK3 – and let me tell you, I’d better be ready to talk! Whilst a more visual broadcast (hint hint) is on its way, I … Read more

Happy Christmas day… at work!

December 25th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (6 Comments)
10 kg Panettone to celebrate Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! For Christmas, we’ve hosted a massive charity event in our ballroom and it feels really good to work for a good cause, even if you’re away from your family. This year, we did setup a Panettone table where we carved out giants weighing 10 kilos each! Absolutely superb quality, served with sabayon … Read more

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