We all need Young Masters

June 3rd, 2014 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (2 Comments)
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In a not so far past, beer was called “liquid bread”, the reason being that beer was a simple fermented cereal beverage, and it was never filtered, thus there was solid residue of the cereal left in the liquid, where the name liquid bread. And when I visited Young Masters Ales, a new start-up where Rohit and Ulrich … Read more

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“I’m FINinshed with fins”, the campaign launched by National Geographic and other WWF organism rides the wave right on its edge. Gordon Ramsay, followed by Joel Robuchon are them “finished with goose liver”,riding another wave of massively media exposed animal welfare, but what about other animals? Vegetables? Flour? Making delicious mille-feuille and eclairs brought me to … Read more

Organic salads in New Territories

This morning I chocked on my croissant when I came across that article from the South China Morning Post. Without even starting to debate on local and organic food, which is what the article is all about, I found way too easy to stigmatize Hong Kong new-born organic scene with the stereotype “urbanites in search … Read more

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Could this become a tradition? Could this become a festival where local food would be praised? I can picture the Hong Kong Harvest Festival happening every year during the fall! Nothing less than ALL the chefs from our kitchens walked the stunning gardens of Zen Organic Farm a few weeks ago. Our mission? To harvest … Read more

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Me: ” I think it’s important to raise the awareness of locally grown, sustainable and organic food. And I’d like to emphasize on the words local and sustainable because flying organic food from 9580 km by plane isn’t really sustainable! ” Him: ” Look outside… you see the sky? It’s not blue… do you think … Read more

It has been a while since I wanted to feature Suz on this blog. I have been working with Suzanna Chu for years and it’s only recently that I discovered her motivation for very noble causes – and on top of that, Suz has an incredible eye for food styling + it taste fresh, clean … Read more

Masarang Clove Pumpkin Cake

November 8th, 2010 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (1 Comments)
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A few weeks ago, I received some cloves from the Masarang community in Indonesia; the same place I received palm sugar earlier this year. It was right on time with our festive season kicking in! We usually serve banana cake for our breakfast and since we’ve got loads of pumpkins on hand, we worked out … Read more

Me, myself and palm sugar.

August 26th, 2010 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (4 Comments)
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Janet happened to read my regular column on WOM guide, and in relation with my product quality philosophy, she sent me a note and eventually ended up sending me samples of pure palm sugar from Indonesia. Although I have been in Asia for a mere 12 years now, I shamefully never bothered to try much … Read more

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