The persimmon secret

December 14th, 2015 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (0 Comments)
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Without a doubt, I have always misunderstood persimmon. It probably comes from my stay in some nice hotel in South East Asia where unripe persimmon were placed in my room as an amenity many years ago. Not knowing what these were and dressed with the same immaculate color as the well known orange, I sliced … Read more

8 years in 6 minutes

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

Time for PASTRY REVOLUTION!

July 16th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Books | Daily life... - (8 Comments)
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That’s the name of the newly launched quality pastry magazine PASTRY REVOLUTION: made in Spain! Pastry Revolution: A massive 180 pages all about pastry – nothing short of a must-have for any patissier out there (especially if you want to learn Spanish!).  For their July/August issue, I have created two desserts, the first one is … Read more

Myrtille, caramel and lemon baba!

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

To all the Mom out there!

May 12th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (2 Comments)
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Happy Mother’s Day! This cupcake bouquet is set on all the tables for the guests of our Lounge to enjoy or take away once they are done with our delicious afternoon tea!

Sweet baby shower

May 6th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (0 Comments)
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Flowers blossoming and sweetness was all around at a super sweet baby shower – a few highlights to satisfy your eyes and make you hungry!

Easter Cupcakes on TVB!

March 22nd, 2013 | Posted by greg in Classes & Demo | Daily life... - (6 Comments)
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A week ago, it was my son Clement who was on TVB, eating cupcakes glutinously. On Saturday night, 23rd of March, it’s my turn, but nothing for me to indulge with as I was busy making Easter cupcakes on the show! The tricky part wasn’t really to make the cupcake, but to come up with … Read more

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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

Best moments of 2012

December 31st, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (2 Comments)
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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!! 2012 has been the year of all superlatives. It seems the stars had their eyes on me at all time… I even won a prize at a Christmas lucky draw! Can you imagine? This never happened to me, ever… To wrap up the year, here is a little recap of what … Read more

Hong Kong Tatler Best Pastry Chef 2013

November 27th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (16 Comments)
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There was never and there still isn’t a day where my team let me down. To receive such an award and recognition from the well-regarded Hong Kong Tatler is a true honor, a kind of achievement accomplished over so many late nights and early mornings during the past 20 years of my career, including 8 … Read more

Become a Pastry Chef!

November 22nd, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (0 Comments)
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When we bake, we use our senses coupled with our manual ability and our creativity, thus, as pastry chef, we are some sort of artist… Let there be chocolate, bread, dessert or cake, everything we do requires a very precise set of skills and the learning process is long and tedious… Even after 20 years … Read more

Social media for Chefs: LIKE

March 23rd, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (5 Comments)
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I still remember 20 years ago when I started working in a small bakery hidden in the Swiss mountains, we had one black color analog telephone hung up on the wall and in the shop we had another wireless phone with a huge metal antenna (which was a spectacular display of technology back then). That … Read more

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2011

January 27th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Books | Daily life... - (24 Comments)
Great team work can move mountains!

Got Cheese? and La Boulangerie!  A few weeks ago, I was thrilled and very humbled to have received awards for both books. The awards were respectively best cheese book and best bread book in Hong Kong. That said, I am taking this very lightly as I am not sure there was anyone else publishing a … Read more

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