Un jour d’hiver a Paris

February 19th, 2016 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Travel - (4 Comments)
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Europain just ended in Paris last week and I had the chance to attend this world class baker’s fair, grasping the chance to meet amazing people from oven makers, millers and of course exceptional bakers; such as Mickaël Chesnouard, Xavier Honorin, Beesham Soogrim, Thomas Teffri-Chambelland  or Stéphane Pichard and without forgetting all the others I unfortunately missed … Read more

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After posting that photo of braided bread on Instagram, shot for Eat&Travel magazine video, Michael, culinary genius behind Concept Creations group of restaurants, notably from their newest venture, Souvla restaurant, sent me a message to discuss about a special bread… having seen a lot of breads around the world, I wasn’t expecting much… very little I knew … Read more

Leave no bread behind.

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

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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

HOFEX 2013 – Hong Kong

May 11th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (0 Comments)
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Done! Four days of HOFEX are finally over… HOFEX is one of these hospitality industry fair where you can virtually find everything and anything you need, ranging from wine to black truffle, passing by incredible machines to break eggs or make odd looking waffles. During the four days, the Culinary Classics features a range of … Read more

LAYERS: My new book released today!

December 3rd, 2012 | Posted by greg in Books | Daily life... - (13 Comments)
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Bread brings together the four elements of nature… The Earth where our wheat grows and our salt nurtures, the Water who hydrates every dough and every plants; the Air where our natural yeast evolves, lifting our loaves; and the Fire from the sun who ripens our cultures and provides heat to our earth ovens. Baking … Read more

Become a Pastry Chef!

November 22nd, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (0 Comments)
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When we bake, we use our senses coupled with our manual ability and our creativity, thus, as pastry chef, we are some sort of artist… Let there be chocolate, bread, dessert or cake, everything we do requires a very precise set of skills and the learning process is long and tedious… Even after 20 years … Read more

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Built in 1908, the Ma Tau Kok Cattle Depot was originally designed as a slaughterhouse and it was used as such until 1999. The slaughtering activities were moved out of town and the superb red brick houses were renovated thereafter. It’s in 2001 that the site reopened as an artist village where people from all … Read more

Great croissants recipes!

The past few months have been insanely busy with TV shows (…and hang on for more!), articles, new menus, but most of all, for my upcoming new book! I have received hundreds of messages (I swear!) about what book I should write from people around the world (the beauty of internet I say!); it went … Read more

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Welcome! …ok… it looks cool and everything, but it’s nothing like JK Rowling’s book launch, you know… But hey, you know what? I bet she didn’t have the kind of breads we had at the book launch. (although, in all good spirit, I don’t think she cares! lol ) For La Boulangerie press event, we … Read more

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I don’t know how to start this post! … I’m so excited to announce the release of my new baking book that I can’t compose a normal sentence… it all goes into 1970’s black and white advertising for lard kind-of-sentence, like: ” You’re happy because you bake your own bread!” …says the guy with beautiful … Read more

Joseph Heller had it spot on when he said “When I grow up I want to be a little boy” We just wrapped an intense week of photo shooting for my upcoming new baking book! I say “new baking book” because I still pondering on its title… I am now sorting recipes and (lots of…) … Read more

Croissant Premiere!

September 11th, 2010 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (3 Comments)
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Our croissants have been acclaimed more than once. Credit has to be given to the flour, the butter and the sourdough (yes… sourdough! :) ) but more importantly to our team of bakers producing them day after day with the same consistency and love. Here is a one minute movie I shot with my Nikon … Read more

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