If you look at it from a different angle, happiness doesn’t require any material things… or maybe, it does… if you call chocolate cream material, then yes… a substantial material with an ephemeral life, like butterflies – no, no relation here, except that both are beautiful! :) A week ago, I was asked to post … Read more

LAYERS launch at Towngas!

January 14th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Books | Classes & Demo | Daily life... - (0 Comments)

On January 27th, we will be launching my latest book LAYERS at Towngas Cooking Center! During the 1.5 hours demonstration organized by my publisher Wan Li Book, I will show and explain 2 recipes from the book; the mango pecan mille-feuille and Vianna’s Egg Benedict! There is space for 70 people (they can accommodate so … Read more

A tart fit for a King!

January 13th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (4 Comments)

Or a Queen if you’d ask me! I know King’s day has passed, but I wasn’t actually doing King’s tart a few days ago, I was experimenting with puff pastry and butter. To me, this is like when you love playing guitar, for example, not following the notes, just jamming and just for the sake … Read more

10 food trends to watch in 2013

January 5th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (11 Comments)

No one can predict the future, neither can I. But according to what I see happening in our kitchens and in other places in town, and after having read a few reports on food trends in other countries, I thought I’d give my 10 cents worth on what I think major food trends will be … Read more

To WOM it may concern: It was Stollen!

December 20th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (9 Comments)

Like with most things in life, there are moments where you feel the passion within and the genuine interest in matters. At times, when writers come to visit us to learn about a certain topic, I feel like it almost turns to boredom for them, no matter how exciting we try to make it, maybe … Read more

There are traditions that tend to become boring, but others, like the Christmas tree or the Gingerbread House that tend to make our inner child come out with jellyfish eyes every year!   It took our team about 2 weeks to build the actual house but many more days to think it through.    

LAYERS: My new book released today!

December 3rd, 2012 | Posted by greg in Books | Daily life... - (13 Comments)

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

Delicious cake au beurre

October 4th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (25 Comments)

In the world of French language the word “cake” doesn’t refer to your typical kind of layered cream cake, but rather to a pound cake. The quatre quarts cake, absolute epicenter of the French cake culture is what you learn to bake when you grow up along ironing and sewing (yes! I did sew some … Read more

You’ve NEVER seen wafers before this!

September 17th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Travel - (8 Comments)

At first, I was like you. I freaked out seeing the massive cast iron tool thinking how painful and gruesome it would have been to be punished with it… That was until my brother Sebastien opened wide the gigantic press to reveal a beautiful and very impressive iron carving dating no younger than 1759. Wow! … Read more

There was no option: While I was back home I had to bake bread in those century old wood ovens. Before flying to Switzerland, I asked my family to scan all the news around that topic to see if there was any baking going on while we were there and lucky us, the small village … Read more

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

Every artisan has its element to work. Writers have paper and pen, musicians have instruments, sculptors have noble wood or stone… and we, bakers have flour – a noble element that requires the same amount of artistry as a sculptor or a painter. For us, quality flours created by the passionate millers are our playground, … Read more

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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