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THE SPACE – That was the name of the place were The Green Queen Market took place last Saturday and space was pretty much were we ended from 11am to 4pm – in absolute space let me tell you! We should have lasted until 6pm, but we were sold out by 4pm. I am saying … Read more

Gluten free straightforward

July 26th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (5 Comments)
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I have to say that we are living in a rather abnormal period of bread or should I say food history on a more general scale; on one hand you have people like us trying to bake wholesome artisan bread using natural flour and sourdough, and on the other hand you have the Cronut, which … 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

Peach and rosemary Roux Buns

July 4th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (5 Comments)
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After having spent most of my life baking I still learn new things every day – that’s awesome! Today, I tried to bake roux buns, a bread where part of the dough is pre-gelatinized in a pot as per a classic roux making. I was really wondering if there would be any noticeable differences compared … Read more

Myrtille, caramel and lemon baba!

June 22nd, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (2 Comments)
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Sorry, the page you are looking at contains no rum! ;) I have this love and hate relationship with baba. When soaked to perfection, smooth, with a creamy crumb, full of intense flavor with just the right amount of fluffy cream, then I love it. On the other hand, I have issues with baba poorly … Read more

Leave no bread behind.

June 15th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (4 Comments)
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Pretending I am going to teach anyone how to make the best French toast (or pain perdu) on Earth would be way beyond my confidence point as I think there are so many people making it very well out there… at most, I might be able to inspire a different take on the classic dish… … Read more

The Harvest Feast 2013

May 29th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Charity | Daily life... - (0 Comments)
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About a month ago, I had the luck to participate to the Harvest Feast… more Harvest celebration will take place in Hong Kong and I hope more people will join! It’s just a few minutes past nine in the morning, the sky, shattered with dark clouds, dressed with its typical Hong Kong spring look, wasn’t … Read more

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A few month ago, a bunch of talented chefs came together to cook a dinner for more than 300 people to raise funds for the Room-to-Read charity. The event ended in an unprecedented success and I was really proud to be part of it. One of the auction price to raise funds was a pastry … Read more

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Going to Vietnam, chasing the origin of chocolate, was all nice and beautiful, but then I had to find what to do with it! I received a kilo of single origin Vietnam chocolate, vintage 2010, with 72% cocoa content and after having tasted it, I found that the flavors were very gentle and subtle, yet … Read more

Summer Sundae 2013 Preview

April 23rd, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (3 Comments)
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We’re still baking rhubarb tarts and starting to tackle Gariguette strawberries, but it’s never too late to get ready with our Summer Sundae; a few photos to keep your taste buds chilled this summer! If you look at the back of the affogato you will spot a basket of vanilla chouquette, made with the best … Read more

The Harvest Feast 2013

April 2nd, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (2 Comments)
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April won’t be a bad month at all, besides April’s fool maybe… but this year, The Harvest Feast will fool no one. Aligning nothing less than 11 top Hong Kong Chef’s behind the stoves, the 2013 edition of the Harvest Feast looks way more than promising. The Harvest Feast is fundamentally organized towards supporting local … Read more

On the cocoa trail in Vietnam

March 8th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Travel - (11 Comments)
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On the 19:05 flight to Ho Chi Min City, also known as Saigon, I had very little idea of what I would discover. It was my first visit of Vietnam and my first encounter with the roots of chocolate: Cocoa trees. Visiting the cocoa tree plantation demystified my vision of chocolate, yet, there was still … 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

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