So you’ve got sourdough? For the purist, die-hard sourdough bakers out there, you may just follow the below guideline without the suspiciously dangerous 2 grams of industrial yeast… simply using the sourdough you’ve prepared in part II of the trilogy. For everyone else, you may chose to bake  with a little extra fresh yeast with … Read more

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

Great interview with Jeremy on baking, sourdough and all the trimmings from stirthepots.com Check it out here!  

Sorry to keep you waiting so long after part I of the trilogy… it’s just that good bread takes time! Sadly not just five minutes a day…   I have seen quite a few baking books relating about no-knead, no-work, few-minutes-job breads… is that what bread baking has come to? Like everything else: fast and … Read more

Mumbai: Incredible India!

June 25th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Travel - (0 Comments)

My to-do list of travel never started with India. …although Kerala beaches in the south or the snowy mountain of Kashmir always attracted me, in my mind it was more the like of Australia or Brazil…  The odds decided otherwise and I ended up being sent to Mumbai for 2 weeks of work. The nearest … Read more

I figured it would take me at least 3 extended blog post to explain my complicated relationship with sourdough. As a quick introduction and as a fan of the Bourne trilogy blockbuster, I thought appropriate to call this series as: I. The Sourdough Identity II. The Sourdough Supremacy III. The Sourdough Ultimatum National Geographic, Discovery … Read more

Beside the judging the amazing showpieces, I had the privilege to judge the fantasy table… Luckily enough, the work stations were located next the the Live Bakery area when the Taiwanese team and the Philippines team were competing… At the live bakery competition, the performance of the Philippines team was very good – although more … Read more

The sweet time of Easter…

April 15th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (16 Comments)

We’re in full production of Easter goodies and this year we’ve made it colorful! Those are just a few of the seasonal goodies we are doing.  This time of the year is really an enjoyable one; it allows us to unleash ourselves on creating pieces obscenely packed with chocolate, sugar and calories! For the chocolate … Read more

Unless you’re preparing a classic rum-raisin ice cream or an apple strudel, you will seldom find raisins in modern dessert menu. Raisins have become more of a nutritional snack rather than a gastronomical experience like it was once. Gourmet chefs rather try to get creative by using specialty raisins such as muscadet raisins or other … 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

Baking tryout: Rye sourdough and roselle

February 4th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Recipes - (8 Comments)

In a passionate baker’s mind, you tend to relate everything you eat to bread. In this case, I am still trying to figure out the every use of Roselle since my last blog post on macarons. While munching on the preserved blossoms and their elegant floral acidity, I thought it would balance quite well with … Read more

When words aren’t enough…

January 17th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Charity | Daily life... - (11 Comments)

Today, I learned something I didn’t know about Hong Kong: This city is doing a damn good job at hiding from public views the lost souls and tears wandering cage homes and street shelters… How can this city host some of the most expensive flats in the world and yet, hide these away – and … Read more

Are you GIVING BREAD?

January 10th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Charity | Daily life... - (9 Comments)

With so much food flooding Hong Kong, being hungry should be impossible! Yet… the reality is different. Baking bread and giving it is a simple and basic act of kindness completely lacking in our society, let alone the ridiculous queues outside luxury fashion stores… There are several resolutions you might have taken for 2011. Like … Read more

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