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Egyptians probably never imagined what they discovered when they started using the ancestor of baking soda to clean their floor! Baking Soda Sodium bicarbonate is indeed widely used in today’s baking, be it in quick breads, cookies, muffins, cakes or confectioneries. Unlike other leavening methods such as the biological natural yeast or by the physical … Read more

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With fresh roselle available on the local market shelves, I was poised to create. Yet, as I dug into countless websites, books and other magazines, I couldn’t find much recipes beside ice tea. Fresh roselle and raspberries The last time we had roselle was in its dried form and it had a nice and balanced … Read more

Just sourdough, naturally.

July 31st, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (18 Comments)
18 hours, no yeast - perfect sourness!

A few weeks back, I had the pleasure to meet Philip and Alfred. Two gentleman who introduced Effective Microorganism (EM) products to me. What caught my attention along the discussion we had, more than anything else, was not the usage of EM to clean toilet or purify water, but the fact that it is a … Read more

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Fact number one: We work hard. Fact number two: We need to have fun at work too! But that time we experienced something new to me. Even if it has been around for a while, reading the controversial articles in the press about accidents related to liquid nitrogen left me reluctant to try it ever … Read more

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Sharp, clean and excellent!… and yet, some sort of a scientific explanation made clearer. We had to come up with some sort of “designer” brioche for our 3 Michelin stars French restaurant Caprice. The goal was to have a brioche with garlic and parsley that would be fit enough to be served with the amuse-bouche. … Read more

Leela’s Cream Cheese at shesimmers.com

December 3rd, 2010 | Posted by greg in Books | Recipes - (7 Comments)
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It is truly a great reward to receive positive feedback and comments on any of my cookbooks… But more than words, Leela from the well-regarded blog shesimmers.com has taken it to the next level in actually putting the cream cheese recipe from “Got Cheese?” to the test! Her blog post features great photos and directions … Read more

“Atelier Du gout” Baking Demo

November 25th, 2009 | Posted by greg in Classes & Demo - (15 Comments)

The baking demo at the excellent L’atelier du Gout, was a great success and I can understand the so many questions from the passionate bakers attending the class. One of the question was about the stone to be used in a home oven. Using a stone in home baking makes a big difference to your … Read more

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