Yesterday was the birthday of a friend’s daughter. So I “baked” her a “cake”. With Nutella, some eggs, a bit of flour, sugar, a siphon and a microwave. There’s also a yakult gelee hiding in the back, a blueberry mousse in front, some yakult anglaise with blueberry coulis for a sauce and a garnish of chocolate and hazelnut snow via a microplane. When cooking’s as fun as this, you forget you’d been standing for hours on end or that you spent 3 days thinking up a menu or carrying bags and bags of raw chickens and whatever.

Not super refined yet but I’ll get there soon enough.