Italian chef Matteo Strucchi. For a young fellow he is certainly making his mark. And he does have a sense of humour.
The pastry chef from Lecco in northern Italy has been featuring his intricate pieces on Instagram through his account I dolci di Gulliver, which has garnered around 67,000 followers.
“I wanted to present my desserts differently from others."
"There are lots of artists who create miniatures using food, but I focus on desserts. I try to use my imagination as much as possible in order to surprise people."
Imagine a world made of pastry... chocolate rivers, gingerbread houses and buildings made of dough.
That's exactly what he does.
Strucchi has been working as a pastry chef in Lecco, northern Italy, for two years, but since this summer, he's also been working on a passion project: a food photography account on Instagram which transforms his delicious desserts into a landscape for tiny people.
The account, I Dolci di Gulliver, takes its name from the book Gulliver's Travels which sees an ordinary man travel to Lilliput, a nation of miniature people. Using models of people and vehicle, Strucchi creates scenes showing the people of Lilliput living in a world of pastry.
From sailing down a chocolate river to building complex desserts using trucks and cranes, Strucchi's characters have clearly captured people's imagination, and scores a visiting chefship in the Tavern.
As for how he comes up with the unique ideas, Strucchi says he first focuses on making a beautiful pastry, and then tries to look at it from a new perspective.
"Then, I think about how I can make my characters interact with it," he explained.
The proof is in the pudding.
I will show a few more here but then, for more, you will have to go and find him yourselves.
Wash it all down with a fine drink.