Thursday, May 14, 2015

Book Review: The Perfect Egg

The Perfect Egg by Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park

We've had chickens grazing here on the Range for almost six years (in fact, it will be six years next month) and have learned to enjoy eggs for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts. We are always watching for new recipes, though have a solid repertoire already. Kansas Dad, especially, has perfected his skills for a number of egg presentations.

When I saw this book offered by Blogging for Books, I couldn't resist requesting it even though I doubted it could have many new-to-us recipes. I was mistaken!

It seems like this book focuses on innovative ways to present the egg. The Morning section was our favorite include recipes like Mediterranean-Style Baked Egg Boats, Arepa de Huevo (which I haven't tried yet because I haven't found masarepa), Egg Bhurji (an Indian take on scrambled eggs, which is a new dinner favorite here on the Range for the grown folks), Egg Clouds, and Gyeran Bbang (a Korean street food that was delicious but made a horrible mess of my muffin pan). Of course, there are versions of croissants, pancakes, and eggs benedict as well. For many recipes, like pancakes, deviled eggs, and egg salad, a base recipe is presented along with a variety of options for modifying it, encouraging tailoring the recipe to your own tastes (or what you have in your pantry).

In the days of internet recipes and search engines, cookbooks are not necessary for learning how to cook or bake something delicious and healthy. The authors' personal comments for each recipe are like reading a letter from a friend about a recipe we simply must try. More than anything, though, contemporary cookbooks provide beautiful photographs of the food and this cookbook has a full page photo for every recipe.

I'm pleased to have this cookbook on our shelf.

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. The opinions above are my own.

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