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Nearly six months after the filming, the show finally aired over the week-end! If you missed it, check it out here and if you want to jump right into the lemon tart part, click on the minute 32 from the timeline. For those who missed the story, that dessert was made of 100% local and … Read more

Twisted butter

May 3rd, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (9 Comments)
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Butter as you know it just took another twist you didn’t really expect. In normal preparation, butter is the ingredient that makes baked goods taste better, and yes: it’s better with butter. Yet, thanks to ancestral artisan skills and superbly hand crafted butter from the like of Jean-Yves Bordier, butter is now back to where … Read more

Pastry & Baking NA #1 2012 Cover

There are very few magazines that are really supporting and uplifting the pastry and bakery industry; and one of them is Pastry & Baking Magazine. The magazine, available in its North American version or in its Asia Middle-East version has been a great support for the pastry and bakery arts around the globe. Recently, they … Read more

corncookies

Last week, when I posted that photo, tons of people asked me for the recipe, but also many of you told me how popular cornflakes cookies were in some part of the world. Then I searched the web to see what other people had done and there are hundreds of different recipes, including many of … Read more

Roselle Macaron

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

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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

Unshaped dough in the pot of hay

After a week-long Nordic food specials at our Lounge Restaurant from Chef Jakobsson (ex-Noma), we had a few things leftover, notably hay, hazelnuts and a superbly cold pressed rapeseed oil. A few days back, my friend Frederic came to say hello and brought back 2 bags of organic whole spelt flour from his baking stage … Read more

Carprice garlic and parsley brioche

The phone just rang! And we are thrilled to keep 3 Michelin stars in both of our restaurant Lung King Heen, led by Chef Chan Yan Tak and Caprice, led by Chef Vincent Thierry in the 2012 Michelin Guide Hong Kong.  I guess a little tap on the shoulder is well deserved for everyone. The … Read more

Great selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables

It took me just about 2 hours to reach Zen Organic Farm in Fan Ling on that Tuesday morning. Ping picked us up at the Sheung Shui train station and drove us to the farm which was about 15 minutes away. When we arrived I felt like home. Joey, Ping and their Mother gave us … Read more

The BEST croissant in town

October 28th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (4 Comments)
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For reasons beyond my understanding, our hotel never wanted to open a patisserie or a boulangerie retail point. Shops are such a fun place to explode with creativity and innovation. It’s like a blog, but real! :) Anyhow, because we don’t have a shop, U magazine picked me to do a blind tasting of the … Read more

We picked herbs in the urban rooftop garden

Nearly 4 months ago, Selena, from the now famed l’Atelier du Gout, asked me to hold yet another class and I’ve got really excited with all the things I wanted to share… I couldn’t just come up with a cake making class where I would demonstrate how to whip up a mousse, set it in … Read more

It's this way!

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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Holding a dessert class with the members of the Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service really was a bonding experience. I hope every participants left with a positive dessert experience (…and a few extra pounds!), but more than that, I hope I was able to inspire them to follow a path and reach a goal, no … Read more

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