Feuilletage, Frangipane and Kings

January 6th, 2015 | Posted by greg in Recipes - (6 Comments)

What started as a simple and rather dry bread covered in beans many centuries ago has evolved into a remarkable version of the King’s Tart, or how we call it in French, La Galette des Rois. The tradition back home is declined in two versions. The brioche type of bread in which is also hidden … Read more

The fabulous destiny of red currant

September 5th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Travel - (4 Comments)

We should all keep a Polaroid photo of the first time we tasted fresh red currant! Yes, everything that is growing as a shinny attractive candy-red grape, isn’t as sweet as what it looks like… Yet, the flavor of groseille with its powerful tart acidity can be one of the most delicate addition to your … Read more

Typically, you walk in your favorite superstore, choose, pay and go home with food. Every other step I took in the wilderness surrounding my home town of Verbier brought me flashback of absolute perfection in terms of taste. No, the food wasn’t a secret recipe that my Grand-Ma whispered to my Mom (although there are … Read more

Last week, when I posted that photo, tons of people asked me for the recipe, but also many of you told me how popular cornflakes cookies were in some part of the world. Then I searched the web to see what other people had done and there are hundreds of different recipes, including many of … Read more

At home, we have a few random plants of oats, wheat and rye growing around the house… it’s pretty, but more¬† than that, it reminds my family of the old days when they used to have entire fields of wheat and rye. Back then, it wasn’t made to be pretty but rather to make a … Read more

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

¬†Aged Mimolette cheese, toasted rye sourdough and black cherry thyme jam wouldn’t be complete without… A nicely chilled white Hoegaarden beer! Unusual is the word that often come to one’s mind when our French restaurant Caprice manager Jeremy explains the rational behind the remarkable pairing. Indeed, the crisp cold sweetness of the white beer surrounds … Read more

It’s not sweet food, but pretty sweet stuff if you see what I mean! It’s so exciting to live in a city like Hong Kong and actually be able to grow your own vegetable and herbs in your living room to cook dinner. The “cherry on the cake” was also Mandy’s (From Mandy’s Private Kitchen) … Read more

Joseph Heller had it spot on when he said “When I grow up I want to be a little boy” We just wrapped an intense week of photo shooting for my upcoming new baking book! I say “new baking book” because I still pondering on its title… I am now sorting recipes and (lots of…) … Read more

Another strong memories I have to share with you is a very rare sight. The “birth” of a new vine plant. Our family owns a vineyard for more than 60 years (yes, that’s a lot of wine to drink! :) ) and we’re cultivating and vinifying two major kinds of grapes which are growing particularly … Read more

A little taste from home

May 1st, 2010 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Travel - (1 Comments)

Vacation at home, in Switzerland, are always about family, friends and food. And unless you’re really sick, there is no way to escape any of my family’s delicious cooking – the problem? Weight. You just keep on gaining weight!! :) Of course, I was also very happy to join the efforts and for example, I … Read more

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