If there is one recipe you must try this year, look no further. The chocolate sabayon tart, freshly baked and warm is out of this world. Bake this for people and you will be the next president! After so many years baking, the sabayon tart still one of my favorite especially served with a fruit … Read more

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

To WOM it may concern: It was Stollen!

December 20th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (9 Comments)

Like with most things in life, there are moments where you feel the passion within and the genuine interest in matters. At times, when writers come to visit us to learn about a certain topic, I feel like it almost turns to boredom for them, no matter how exciting we try to make it, maybe … Read more

Usually, I am not the greatest fan of macerated fruits/jam/brandy sort of recipes, but we gave some thoughts to that one; made with fresh poached pears has a nice fruity side to it that fits every festive occasion. Happy days! :) I shared the recipe in a video for Tatler’s Epicurean Express here, take a … Read more

Last month, my trip to New York was for the launch of the new TASTE by Four Seasons, and although hurricane Sandy tried to stop it, it is now up and running. You can visit it and request ingredients and vote for your favorite dishes! At the original planned date of the event, apples were … Read more

LAYERS: My new book released today!

December 3rd, 2012 | Posted by greg in Books | Daily life... - (13 Comments)

Bread brings together the four elements of nature… The Earth where our wheat grows and our salt nurtures, the Water who hydrates every dough and every plants; the Air where our natural yeast evolves, lifting our loaves; and the Fire from the sun who ripens our cultures and provides heat to our earth ovens. Baking … Read more

Today the South China Morning Post published an article featuring this dessert. It’s not often that people ask me for healthy dessert as they are mainly associated with sugar, fat and every other health problem that exists on the planet. This time I tried to balance the G.I. index of the dessert to keep it … Read more

Show me your RACLETTE!

October 14th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Classes & Demo | Daily life... | Travel - (3 Comments)

There are days where you wake up and things go way beyond anything you’ve ever expected. It’s 6am in the Swiss Alps and as the sun barely touches the 4000 meters summit across the valley and we find ourselves well on our way to the Alpage du Tronc. An alpage is a high altitude mountain cow … Read more

Delicious cake au beurre

October 4th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (25 Comments)

In the world of French language the word “cake” doesn’t refer to your typical kind of layered cream cake, but rather to a pound cake. The quatre quarts cake, absolute epicenter of the French cake culture is what you learn to bake when you grow up along ironing and sewing (yes! I did sew some … Read more

Marou – Faiseurs de Chocolat

September 25th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (0 Comments)

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

You’ve NEVER seen wafers before this!

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

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

I am not sure if Earth started turning the other way around yesterday, but this is how it felt every time we dug another hole to plant dragon fruit trees. On that Saturday, which happened to be Tuen Ng festival otherwise known as dragon boat festival, we joined the efforts of Ping, Joey and their … Read more

Built in 1908, the Ma Tau Kok Cattle Depot was originally designed as a slaughterhouse and it was used as such until 1999. The slaughtering activities were moved out of town and the superb red brick houses were renovated thereafter. It’s in 2001 that the site reopened as an artist village where people from all … Read more

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