[The coldest day in history - Pop corn panna cotta] Some people might tell you that all you need in a kitchen are a good knife, a pan, and a wooden spoon. Although I do love the concept of minimalism – especially when applied to cooking – I must inform you, for the sake of [...]
Love is to share, mine is for you – Moelleux au chocolat blanc et au miel, abricots fondants et glace à la pistache
[White chocolate and honey sponge with poached apricots and pistachio ice-cream] In my world, nothing matches the happiness of being in love. As a matter of fact, I love being in love. The goosebumps, the thrill, the excitement. Nothing. Except, perhaps, the development process of a new pâtisserie. It starts with an idea, jotted down [...]
When it comes to food (and many other matters: hello knitting, long bike rides, and papermater felt-tip pens collection), I’m a terribly boring person. I can eat the same thing everyday: breakfast, lunch and dinner; and still feel happy about what I eat. Obviously, those things will change every now and then. This habit must [...]
Sometimes, it all gets down the simplest things. A few words exchanged with a new friend, an idea that as has been kept asleep for too long, a birthday cake assembled and eaten. And suddenly, it makes sense. I have decided to launch my own business. Possibly a small pastry stall. Possibly at Borough Market. [...]
Whenever I’m stuck in a kitchen, where all I have on hands are a couple of Pyrex bowls, a hand-held mixer, and an oven; well, I must admit I feel a bit lost.
Now, this might be a common statement, but I haven’t spent much time in a home kitchen – let alone made pastries in a home kitchen – for the past eleven months.
It’s not that I don’t like pâtisserie anymore.
In fact, I’ve never been so smitten with it as I am right now. It’s just that I get to have my daily fix every day, at the pâtisserie Lac [...]