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

Show me your RACLETTE!

October 14th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Classes & Demo | Daily life... | Travel - (3 Comments)

There are days where you wake up and things go way beyond anything you’ve ever expected. It’s 6am in the Swiss Alps and as the sun barely touches the 4000 meters summit across the valley and we find ourselves well on our way to the Alpage du Tronc. An alpage is a high altitude mountain cow … Read more

You’ve NEVER seen wafers before this!

September 17th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Travel - (8 Comments)

At first, I was like you. I freaked out seeing the massive cast iron tool thinking how painful and gruesome it would have been to be punished with it… That was until my brother Sebastien opened wide the gigantic press to reveal a beautiful and very impressive iron carving dating no younger than 1759. Wow! … Read more

There was no option: While I was back home I had to bake bread in those century old wood ovens. Before flying to Switzerland, I asked my family to scan all the news around that topic to see if there was any baking going on while we were there and lucky us, the small village … Read more

On the long flight back to Hong Kong from my native Valais, my son Clement watched countless movies and cartoon on his screen. As I was seating next to him, I couldn’t help to notice that friendly big orange furry peanut on his screen… he was watching Dr. Seuss’s Lorax. In itself, it was 86 … 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

Throughout my young age, I have been convinced that the beignet au fer my Grand-Ma was making were one of the deepest gastronomic heritage our region of Switzerland ever had and of course… I was wrong. What triggered my brain cells to awake at this busy time of the year is Chef Jorge Gonzalez from … Read more

While sorting the thousands of photos I had from the summer vacation, I found a few on a visit we did in the salt mine of Bex. Knowing the importance of salt in food and particularly baking, I thought nice to share the experience… The little train brought us at 450 meters below Earth’s surface. … Read more

Going back home was time to grasp a bit of everything I miss while living away. It was also time for my son to get impregnated by those moments of life. Moments where you only need to be your very good own self… To me, the values we respect and carry on to our children … 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

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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