Next to actually learning how to bake, writing a cookbook also has the advantage of expanding your tastebuds. One thing I didn’t know before starting to work on Fuck Diet! was how much I actually love lemon as part of a cake. It all began as a research project on how to do vegan pasteis de nata or pasteis de nata at all for that matter. As I used to live in Portugal and was already back in Austria for a while, I really started to miss my favourite mini-cakes. But instead, another tart caught my eye and led me to discover a recipe for vegan lemon curd, that I use not only to make tarts, but also to dip any cookie within reach into the leftover curd for the next week or so.