An omelette, to be satisfying and delicious, requires more than one egg which is all that I had when the idea of an omelette entered my head and was immediately asked to leave. But a single egg, hopefully a singularly good egg, is a full of possibilities as it is with protein. I had been reading Roberto Alborghetti’s blog on accelerated learning, something that would come in very handy for me in nearly any aspect of my life, where I noticed that, according to Chief Cheetah Michelle LaBrosse, proteins improve the entry of important amino acids into the brain, which are used to synthesise neurotransmitters that are critical for clear thinking. Clear thinking is the Grail that I have been seeking with the same total lack of success as Sir Lancelot and all for lack of an egg. Before you could say knife or synthesise neurotransmitters, the lone egg had been released from its confines by Excalibur the Sabatier and then calmly lowered into the shallow simmering water from where it would arise reformed and ready to kick mental ass. The egg is gone and my hopes of an instant insight into accelerated learning are dashed. However, the Blessed Delia’s ( aka Deli Smith) instructions on producing the perfect poached egg seem to have worked so all was not in vain. There is no question that I’ve learned something very rapidly by ingesting that tiny, but delicious, nugget of information. Pace Roberto.