A Fresh Take on Recipes for Morning, Noon, and Night
Eggs, eggs, eggs, and more eggs. Obviously you must like eggs for this cookbook to be in any way appealing. It’s a good thing, then, that we do really like eggs in my household.
Bloggers Terry Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park caught my eye quite some time ago with their fabulous Spoon Fork Bacon blog. Their quirky dishes and fabulous photography are enough to tempt any foodie’s palate and their instructions are easy to follow and explanatory enough for even a less confident home cook. All of this carries over into their latest cookbook.
They begin with basics – egg grading and packaging, and techniques for cooking eggs (frying, poaching, boiling, etc). In other words everything you need to move on to the actual recipes.
While the book does include plenty of standards – deviled eggs, egg salad, and omelets – the authors also focus on ethnic egg dishes appropriate for meals throughout the day. Adventurous eaters can try their hand at Khai Yat Sai – a Thai omelet with a savory pork filling spiked with fish sauce (excellent with Sriracha) -, a Japanese egg custard called Chawanmushi, and Korean bibimbap.
The Perfect Egg is my favorite new cookbook hands down and one I definitely recommend.
6/15 Becky LeJeune
THE PERFECT EGG by Teri Lyn Fisher & Jenny Park. Ten Speed Press (March 3, 2015). ISBN 978-1607746256. 176p.