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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

Marou – Faiseurs de Chocolat

September 25th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (0 Comments)
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MAROU! A brand new and fresh look to quality chocolate is the least to say! With all the big brands monopolizing the market of upscale chocolate, Marou brings us a fresh and nice look to the food of Gods. Everything about Marou is from Vietnam and as surprising as it sounds, the team at Marou … Read more

It’s Sundae! Let’s eat!!

June 22nd, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (6 Comments)
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I will avoid the ” The summer is here and it’s hot” line and go straight to the point: It’s Sundae time! To keep your body and spirit cool this summer, we’ve created a series of Sundae with a little twist… If you ask me what’s the philosophy behind those Sundaes, it’s very simple: When … Read more

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It all started with Sonia, as she was yet again, on her way to visit us here in Hong Kong… Sonia is addicted to Nutella, which I can totally relate to as I am in love with the delicious chocolate spread myself, but lately, I have been questioning if Nutella the best we can do … Read more

Easter 2012 Chocolate Creations

March 30th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (11 Comments)
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After the Twitter Chicks posted a few weeks ago, here is a glimpse of our other Easter creations…

The Cool Twitter Chicks

March 18th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (10 Comments)
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The last time Cheryl visited, we sure had a lot of fun! She came back to say hi and needless to say that a proper welcome was due! I threw the Easter factor and my addiction to Twitter in a big bowl of white chocolate and that’s what came out of it an hour later! … Read more

Does Easter bunny lay eggs?

March 16th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (11 Comments)
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This year’s Easter sweets are going to be fruity and flowery! For our traditional Easter sweet table, presented during afternoon tea, we have created loads of sweets around the theme of flower and fruit. Some pastries are made with actual flower such as the orange blossom cake, and others are just designed around the flower … Read more

The first pieces made of full chocolate!

Watching the occasional (good) movie at home and munching out of a rough paper bag on hand rolled truffles, freshly made with the best chocolate is definitely quality time that I enjoy very much! When I started baking 20 years ago, I remember folding the butter gently in the almost cooled ganache, to later roll … Read more

Microplane grater, 100% Peruvian Cacao!

The way Willie talks about his chocolate and the whole enthusiasm around it in his TV show has always left my mouth watering. The problem is that I could only imagine how his “world class” chocolate would taste… and licking the TV screen didn’t help much! And so, being on the other side of Earth … Read more

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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

Hot chocolate love unleashed

November 24th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (7 Comments)
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You might have seen this article on my column for Asia Tatler Dining – edited here with more photos of the oozing hot chocolate! The warm and humid South American climate undeniably explains why Mayans, historical precursor of chocolate beverage, were drinking it cold and spicy. It’s only when the Spanish conquistador brought it back … Read more

Coconut Yogurt Bonbon

May 27th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Recipes - (4 Comments)
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In my younger days (wow… it makes me feel old!) I would have given anything to be able to grasp an ounce of candy, chocolate, chewing gum, just anything sweet… On coming Sunday, I will join a charity event where I will hold a pastry class for 15 students. These young people aged between 15 … Read more

Following my earlier post on Easter afternoon tea goodies, here is the promised update with our chocolate selection. Simple and clean, we use different kinds of chocolate for different eggs, dark is 70% cocoa, milk 38% cocoa with yogurt flavor (yes, yogurt works a treat to kill the sweetness) and except for decoration, no white … Read more

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