The team at Zen Organic Farm must be doing something right as I keep being amazed at every visit. I can’t put myself together to organize birthday gathering for our son in some function rooms with a sad clown, a jumping castle, balloons and the odd HAPPY BIRTHDAY sign on the wall (in case people … Read more

For the past several years, I had a blast pretending to be a fortune teller for the Food and Beverage industry, predicting pseudo trends and dreaming of what would be our industry a year later. It was never meant to be taken to the first degree nor I intended it to be; it was just … Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Foodie Magazine has it spot on with their first edition of 2014! No detox, no diet, no low-carb, it’s full on indulgence with no less than 6 awesome recipes I am sharing!  Among other recipes, my signature candied ginger pan d’oro stuffed with vanilla cream, black truffle croissant and shaved parmesan, porcini … Read more

All hail the Quince!

December 19th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (0 Comments)

Hong Kong is an amazing place for chefs.  We can get virtually anything we want from the fresh produce markets around the world at almost any time of the year.  Yet, it appears like 90% of the imported fresh produce is dictated by our suppliers.  Convenience? Lack of creativity? Laziness from either party? Or simply … Read more

Layers of Thanksgiving Love

November 28th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (4 Comments)

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

The Icons 2014

November 22nd, 2013 | Posted by greg in Books | Charity - (7 Comments)

The first question Jason Black, mastermind behind the calendar, asked me was “Do you want to be part of a calendar?” I laughed. And me being me thought about those calendars you receive at Christmas from every other companies with random photos of coconuts and tropical islands, and where having your computer desktop calendar synchronized … Read more

8 years in 6 minutes

August 10th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (5 Comments)

While browsing through my movies, I’ve found one that I hadn’t shared yet… It was a small introduction movie I filmed and produced for a meeting that never happened and thus, left aside in the bottom of one of my computer folder… I watched it and it turned out to be more than just an … Read more

Well, if it was so, I would love to have a taste of the rain it pours!  That oozing looking dessert is an absolute delight for the upcoming warm weather and it is healthy too! The Glycemic Index is kept as low as possible by using mango, passion fruit, egg white and fructose as main … Read more

Gluten free straightforward

July 26th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (5 Comments)

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

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)

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

EAT YOUR WORDS!

June 28th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Charity | Daily life... - (2 Comments)

When Jason called me a few months ago to ask me if I was in for a charity event to support Food Link, I had very little idea of what the concept would be, but my answer was yes. And guess what! It turned out to be a phenomenal event held at The Salted Pig… … Read more

Myrtille, caramel and lemon baba!

June 22nd, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (2 Comments)

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

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