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

AF003: The perfect sphere

July 13th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (6 Comments)

I tend to love natural shape of things, especially when it comes to food; I have a tendency to like simplicity over those eccentrically elaborated desserts for instance. But in the pastry world, there is another side of our job which is very precise and well measured. We all know that what impacts people first … Read more

Summer afternoon tea launched

July 3rd, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (16 Comments)

Not that you need any excuses to hide away from the crazy outdoor heat these days, but our new afternoon tea will surely help you to cool down! ;-) On the left hand-side, the sour cherry kiss is a delectable fluffy sour cherry foam piped on a shortbread and filled with a sour cherry semi-pris, … Read more

The past few months have been insanely busy with TV shows (…and hang on for more!), articles, new menus, but most of all, for my upcoming new book! I have received hundreds of messages (I swear!) about what book I should write from people around the world (the beauty of internet I say!); it went … Read more

It’s Sundae! Let’s eat!!

June 22nd, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (6 Comments)

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

The odd life of carrots

May 17th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (4 Comments)

With a longer-than-usual winter and without much sun before the rain started pouring on a daily basis, local farming got literally clamped down on fruits and vegetables supply that we would usually get at this time of the year. This is especially true for all the farmers relying on natural and organic ways of growing … Read more

Summer is in the air and with it, the first fresh stone fruits are making their way to our pastry! Simplicity must be part of everything I create. Not out of any laziness to accomplish the most complex blend of flavor or the most beautiful display of art ever created, but simply because I put … Read more

There are very few magazines that are really supporting and uplifting the pastry and bakery industry; and one of them is Pastry & Baking Magazine. The magazine, available in its North American version or in its Asia Middle-East version has been a great support for the pastry and bakery arts around the globe. Recently, they … Read more

Easter has been busy as every year and a little break was very welcome! This time, we traveled for a few days in the Motherland, China, destination: Shunde. We had decided to visit our relatives living in Shunde, home of about one million people and ancestral home of actor Bruce Lee, located an hour drive … Read more

Does Easter bunny lay eggs?

March 16th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (11 Comments)

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

Biscuit Japonais a la coconut

March 2nd, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (35 Comments)

During my apprenticeship (many moons ago) one very popular petit gateau was called Japonais, which literally translates in English as “Japanese”. The other day, I was reading random tweets and found one speaking of that very same Japonais pastry. I was so surprised that someone actually still talks about it! I did a quick search … Read more

To celebrate this year’s commercial lovely tradition of Valentine’s Day, I thought we had  to give hearts a rest. Instead, I thought nice to give this year’s creation a bit of a floral touch based on the “deeply-in-love” red velvet cake! A long and very thin slice of red velvet cake, the classic type, laying … Read more

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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