Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Perfect Egg

This is a review for The Perfect Egg by Teri Lyn Fisher & Jenny Park.
I gave this book ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5 stars, I loved it.

I received this book from Blogging for Books free in exchange for an honest review.  When I saw this book I knew I had to get it.  I looked at it and I said "How many ways are there to make eggs, scrambled, fried, hard boiled, deviled, eggs did they make a whole book out of 5 ways to make eggs?"  Apparently there are more than 5 ways to make eggs.

The first section of this book is basic information including types of eggs, grades of eggs, varieties of eggs, how to tell if an egg is fresh and the basic anatomy of an egg.  The second section is basic cooking techniques, handling and storage, sauces and condiments made from eggs, basic pasta dough with eggs and basic breads with eggs.  All very useful information and it is conveyed without condescension or causing the reader to feel bored.

Now we get into the real 'yolk' of the book; recipes! The recipes are broken into categories; morning, snacks, afternoon, night & sweets.  Morning has a lot of delicious looking breakfast eggs.  Snacks has a lot of yummy looking quick things.  Afternoon has a lot of soups, salads and sandwiches.  Night includes a lot of richer, heartier looking meals.  Sweets includes everything from fresh berries with creme anglaise sauce to creme brulee & chocolate souffle. There are recipes from all over the world.  The first recipe is Mediterranean-Style Baked Egg Boats which made me drool just looking at the picture.  The next recipe hops over to Venezuela, there are recipes from America, Japan, Korea and I think you get it, this book covers ways to cook and eat eggs from the whole world.  Each recipe is accompanied by a stunning color photograph.  Most recipes include anecdotes from the authors about their first experience trying the dish.  Recipes with difficult instructions include pictures to help you walk through the steps.  Many recipes end with encouragement to substitute or swap out ingredients to customize the dish specifically to your taste. 

I have not had a chance to try ever recipe in this cookbook.  I ran out of eggs.  There are so many recipes in this book that I am just dying to try.  I suggest you pick this book up and see for yourself all the amazing things you can do with eggs!  Now if you will excuse me I need to go buy out the egg section of my grocery store so I can get started!

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