Having access to a laser cutter has made me think differently about food. Although I’ve lasered more edibles than I care to mention, one of the most successful substances for laser cutting is nori – the seaweed paper used in sushi making. Although nori cuts well, it is extremely delicate and brittle. Inspired by that delicateness, I decided to use the nori as a garnish for duck consommé, a crystal-clear soup made from duck stock. The potato creates a dramatic color contrast and allows the Japanese maze design cut out of nori to sit just above the level of the liquid.