We’ve planted our Easter garden!

March 14th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (9 Comments)

A few weeks ago, we’ve planted a few seeds of a very special crop, a crop that makes people happy! If flowers could grow in deliciousness, this is what they would look like; we’ve grown carrot cake flowers! This Easter, we are taking a different look at the classic cupcakes. And different is the least … Read more

6 shades of pink for Valentine’s

February 3rd, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (0 Comments)

With Valentine’s Day poised right after Chinese New Year, we’ve came up with a romantic 6 shades of pink macaron for this year. The macaron from left to right: Rose petal white chocolate ganache Rosé champagne jelly & cream Red currant semi-pris & cream Mint Cream & strawberry jam Raspberry/hibiscus semi-pris Griotte confit & dark … Read more

Roselle is the new black

January 29th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Off topic - (11 Comments)

Our upcoming menus are poised on featuring as much locally grown ingredients as possible and Roselle is going to be the new black! Back home, we have hibiscus and use it as an infusion, iced tea and eventually to flavor poaching liquid for fruits or sorbet. In Hong Kong, I had a very pleasant encounter … Read more

Icing on the cake

July 19th, 2010 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (1 Comments)

Recently I received an email from Karen, asking me about icing for cookies and cupcake cream cheese icing and I thought it would be nice to share some tips with everyone.  For the hard type of icing, that we call Royal Icing, the one used on cookies or for decoration on wedding cake, is made … Read more

The future of Macaron

July 14th, 2010 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (1 Comments)

The latest article I wrote for the WOM guide column “What’s for dessert?” is about our beloved macaron. I am sharing my opinion on the popular sweet and expressing my concerns on the industrial road macarons are following, getting distributed by McDonald France or Starbucks in the US. I just wish macarons could remain what … Read more

“Never Skip Dessert” Errata

November 25th, 2009 | Posted by greg in Books - (7 Comments)

On page 128 of ‘Never skip dessert’, a printing mistake has unfortunately occured in the list of ingredients for the macaroon. The white sugar should be 54 grams and not 540 grams. Sorry :)

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