We all need Young Masters

June 3rd, 2014 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (2 Comments)

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

To WOM it may concern: It was Stollen!

December 20th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (9 Comments)

Like with most things in life, there are moments where you feel the passion within and the genuine interest in matters. At times, when writers come to visit us to learn about a certain topic, I feel like it almost turns to boredom for them, no matter how exciting we try to make it, maybe … Read more

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

Just sourdough, naturally.

July 31st, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (18 Comments)

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

So you’ve got sourdough? For the purist, die-hard sourdough bakers out there, you may just follow the below guideline without the suspiciously dangerous 2 grams of industrial yeast… simply using the sourdough you’ve prepared in part II of the trilogy. For everyone else, you may chose to bake  with a little extra fresh yeast with … Read more

Scheduled to be published for the Hong Kong Book Fair and its 920,000 visitors in July 2011, here is a glimpse of what you will find in my upoming baking book! After the unconditional success of the now sold-out Artisan Bread book, I oriented this second edition towards baking your own bread at home. We … Read more

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