The Perfect Egg by Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park (the labor of love from the auhors of spoonforkbacon blog) has just hit the shelves. This book is dedicated to the super-food that is healthy and delicious -the egg. One would think- how many ways are there to really make an interesting egg dish? There are quite a few, as it is proven in this book.
The book starts with information on types of eggs and how they are graded. The most helpful for me were the notes on how to read an egg carton, with all the options out there it’s so easy to get confused. Next section is Egg 101: The Basics. It includes main cooking methods, storage, sauces and condiments (oh my, I’m in love with Egg Butter), pastry and breads. Morning, Snacks, Afternoon, Night and Sweets are the sections that follow. Each contains more or less familiar recipes. as well as dishes that are more daring. Most of the recipes require easily accessible ingredients and can be prepared with no advanced technique. And yet, the selection is quite creative. I was especially delighted to find Okonimiyaki, a seafood pancake, originally from Japan. It’s such an amazingly delicious and very much underrated dish, I am glad an opportunity was given to it to shine:). Tea eggs featured in Snacks section are a big hit with my children, they look so cool when done. Sweet things featured in the final section are likewise exciting.
Overall impression: Excellent book, there is simplicity and there is variety, there are international flavors along with old favorites. The photography is lovely, the recipes are written in the way that is easy to follow. Such a sunny book! 5 stars.
I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.