Eggnog is cream, eggs and sugar, in a cup. Much like creme brulee, which is cream, eggs and sugar, in a dish.
Intriguing news to the cook, who wonders if the coincidence might be exploited. She imagines a concise recipe: Open carton, pour in dish. She imagines internet fame: her hands, captured in wordless overhead fastmo, opening carton and pouring in dish, over and over, forever.
She spends a day opening and pouring and tossing. She reverts to the analog ethics of measuring and mixing, baking and broiling. In a nod to 'nog, she spikes her work with its signature flavors: bourbon, rum and nutmeg.
She and her hands plan to spend the holidays in slow motion, not-famous. But well supplied with creamy, crunchy creme brulee.