Shiro and Kenji's relationship, or at least small moments with greater significance than meets the eye, are the focus of the 6th volume of this delicious series. Oh certainly the meals are still quite the highlight (and as I had hoped, the recipes were much more appealing to me than in the 5th volume), but Yoshinaga crafted a few key moments of sweetness between the couple that added some depth to the tale that was perhaps lacking before. In particular, Shiro is slowly lowering his guard. While he doesn't necessarily seem like he is any closer to coming out to society at large, he's allowing himself to enjoy time in public with Kenji that he wouldn't before. It might make the series a bit more palatable to readers who struggled with his perceived coldness early in the series—and it's a nice pay off for readers who knew there was something more to his chilly exterior.