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A very interesting fact here is that while drafting this column, the dictionary for spell check couldn’t find the word permaculture. Back home, my brother is converting his vineyard into a permaculture one, which takes years to accomplish in order to bring back the life to the soil beneath the plants, drenched by too many years … Read more

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As Foodie Guide called it, it’s “A Cookbook with Heart”  At the end of last year, the cookbook was published under the initiative of Feeding Hong Kong charity. Chefs from Hong Kong, including myself, all coming from different horizon are sharing their recipes in the book. The recipes are nutritious and delicious while keeping the … Read more

Layers of Thanksgiving Love

November 28th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (4 Comments)
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Pumpkin pie: A concept unknown to my palate until I first moved to the United States of America to work back in 1998, in Colorado Springs. (yes!) And not far behind the unknown pie, there was Thanksgiving, of which I had never heard of. To put things into context, yes, I was literally coming down … Read more

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For the 10th edition of SoGood Magazine the challenge Joe and I ignited was on revisiting creme caramel! Talk about a delicious piece of soft curd! But how could we shape this timeless classic in any different way? If you bake a regular creme caramel in a mold and try to freeze it to obtain shapes, it will … Read more

ESF Master Chef Grand Final

June 20th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (0 Comments)
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Nearly 400 students coming from different schools within the ESF network joined the Master Chef competition!  And only 8 made it to the final where my old colleagues, friends and myself were invited to be judges. It’s with with Vincent and Herve from Four Seasons and Jeremy from Mirror that we had the difficult task … Read more

Amazing Wood Fire Baking

February 11th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Classes & Demo | Daily life... - (4 Comments)
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This is easily one of the best baking day I’ve had in a very long time… Several months ago, my friend Ping from Zen Organic Farm showed me plans to build a brand new brick oven, I thought I was dreaming… Have a look here to see the photos of the building process. We are … Read more

Best moments of 2012

December 31st, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (2 Comments)
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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!! 2012 has been the year of all superlatives. It seems the stars had their eyes on me at all time… I even won a prize at a Christmas lucky draw! Can you imagine? This never happened to me, ever… To wrap up the year, here is a little recap of what … Read more

You’ve NEVER seen wafers before this!

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

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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

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Thinking about the next dessert you are going to prepare to impress the neighbors? Here is a little hint that is actually going to be a fairly big for the 2012 food trends. Something that is locally grown, fresh, healthy and innovative in desserts. Fresh herb infused oil. I know. You just wanted to click … Read more

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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

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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

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Walking down the food market of Martigny, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, (also on Twitter!), the town I spent most of my youth at and where I did my bakery apprenticeship was truly remarkable. While living there, you bath in all these delicacies and don’t really bother. All the food is taken for … Read more

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