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Last year was my first time in Stockholm for design week, and I was fortunate to visit again earlier this year and dine at Faviken. Semla is this patisserie bread like choux stuffed with frangipane cream that the Swedes eat before shrove Tuesday before the start of Lent. The Swedes are big on Fika their […]

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So, our friends embarked on the adventure of opening their own patisserie in Macau! This post is very belated since I first stopped by in early July during their soft opening. The blog was undergoing a relaunch that was never quite completed, but things are up and running great the last month or so here […]

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Carpentras is a really small provincial town that reminds me of my time living in Treviso, there isn’t much to do there, except for the annual truffle market, a few bars you can count on your hand and Chez Serge the gourmet hotspot that foodies in the Avignon area drive all the way here for to […]

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Teakha was formerly one of Hong Kong’s best kept secret when they first opened more than 2 years ago when I was still living in Hong Kong – now it’s on everyone’s list from the Luxe guide to Hong Kong’s prominent food bloggers. Then sometime this year Po’s Atelier and Café Deadend came on the […]

I haven’t been to Macau in weeks because its been weeks of working weekends and chef has instead been making his way Hong Kong more regularly.  I actually missed coming to sleepy town where the pace of life is so much slower! After spending the day catching up with the blog and watching a documentary […]

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Albeit a far cry from Willy Wonka‘s factory, my visit to Comptoirs de France’s factory was a delightfully insightful tour nonetheless. Given that 80% of their ingredients are imported from Europe, it’s no wonder how they maintain the excellent quality of their pastries and bread. A large number of restaurants in Beijing order their bread […]