It’s one of the busiest days of the year for a chef – along with Christmas and New Year’s eve and people never stop asking what everyone’s plans are. We never really celebrated Valentine’s Day so it isn’t a big deal for me and I used to chastised chef for buying flowers on the most […]

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I randomly picked The Perfume Collector: A Novel by Kathleen Tessaro off the shelf at the library and ended up staying up all night to finish it because I could not bear to put it aside while the plot was speeding through. The narrative is told in a way where every chapter alternates between present and […]

The year and today has ran away from me with so much to do and so little time. But I am going to live a little and finish up today’s blog post which has been on my agenda! Well Top 15 wasn’t easy because there were so many great moments, here are 15 that come […]

Just your neighbourhood boulangerie and where locals go to for breakfast. The husband spent many a breakfast here with his mum in the 16eme where she used to work. While the humble Bechu doesn’t get the same type of hoo-aha like Du Pain et des Idées or Poliane that makes it to everyone’s boulangerie eat list, it […]

The Royal Monceau truly deserves its award as the “Best breakfast in Europe”, from Pierre Hermé gluten free bakes to a superfoods counter of fresh juices complete with chia seeds, raw cacao, spirulina to freshly baked PH canelés and organic fresh eggs. It’s the kind of breakfast that fills you up for a full day […]

I couldn’t be more happy and proud of my man who has reached the next level towards the culinary holy grail of two Michelin stars, after gaining the first within 8 months after opening his eponymous restaurant, working so hard and motivating the team to tirelessly put in 200% to maintain it for three years […]

Well, there is the chef wives sorority everywhere in the world. I look to Jennifer at Emulsified Family regularly for informative and supportive posts. Chefs’ wives in Asia keep mostly to themselves and their group of friends, I know a handful, but now to think about it, I am actually close to just one in Macau! […]

We’re shifting gears a little as I catch up on our summer road trip still sorting through photos to get up to date. Our local Burgundy friends took us to a lovely brasserie in Beaune for lunch Bistro du Bord de l’eau. It is also attached to a 1* Michelin gourmet restaurant, and I suppose dinner would […]

The husband planned a surprise week get away in Reims and visits to the champagne houses to celebrate our first anniversary. Les Crayères is an institution and definitely worthy of all the awards and accoloades for its hotel, and the food. I am bummed we didn’t stay here, granted old school grandeur isn’t my taste, but […]

   Well, it’s been about a year since we had our photoshoot in Chateau Villandry, a wedding photography gift from my Mother-in-law. We can no longer fit into our respective wedding outfits – well I can with a squeeze and struggle with the zipper and bulge or two. The horrors! Funny fuzzy feeling looking back and […]

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