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

Twisted butter

May 3rd, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (9 Comments)

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

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

Welcome to Gingerbread Town

December 16th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (19 Comments)

Right on time, and after countless hours of swimming in gingerbread spices, icing sugar and marzipan, our very own gingerbread town is now on display!

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

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

Seven hundred heart shaped lunches

November 1st, 2011 | Posted by greg in Charity | Daily life... - (7 Comments)

This year, the international chef’s day came a day earlier in Hong Kong because of renovations happening at the Fu Hong Society premises. On October 19th, we were about 30 chefs from all walk of life, just like the previous years, coming together to cook lunch for 700 mentally disabled people. What made me happy … Read more

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

At home, we have a few random plants of oats, wheat and rye growing around the house… it’s pretty, but more  than that, it reminds my family of the old days when they used to have entire fields of wheat and rye. Back then, it wasn’t made to be pretty but rather to make a … Read more

Some breads just gain natural recognition amongst diners. Maybe it’s the crust, maybe the fruity and nuty mix with the earthy rye or simply maybe it’s a mix of everything… Overtime, it becomes the word on the street, until it reaches the status of being almost famous; this is the story of our apricot pecan … Read more

Just sourdough, naturally.

July 31st, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (18 Comments)

A few weeks back, I had the pleasure to meet Philip and Alfred. Two gentleman who introduced Effective Microorganism (EM) products to me. What caught my attention along the discussion we had, more than anything else, was not the usage of EM to clean toilet or purify water, but the fact that it is a … Read more

Pastry aficionados: Here comes a news worth talking about!   Very creative and nice packaging for cakes take-away – I love it! At the corner of podium level 2 from the famed IFC mall in Central, Hong Kong, Amanda Strang, otherwise known as Amanda S, just realized her dream: Opening a beautiful little patisserie and … Read more

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