May I introduce my new favorite-favorite-thing in the world...
Zumbo: Adriano Zumbo's Fantastical Kitchen of Other-Worldly Delights I freaking love this book. It's like Willy Wonka plus Pierre Herme, times rainbow awesome. The unicorn is not actually on the cover, but I added it to see how it would look. It looks pretty at home, doesn't it?
I learned more about Mr. Zumbo from the publisher:
Adriano Zumbo's playful approach to food, far-ranging imagination, and cheeky attitude have made him one of Australia's best known chefs. He opened his first patisserie in in 2007 and his appearances onMasterChef Australia have since won him a national following.
While leafing through the pages, you'll find things like this:
And incredibly inspiring, clever and cute artwork:
Laminated pastry people too!