The Fresh Egg Cookbook From Chicken to Kitchen
Increasingly available at farmers’ markets, local farms, gourmet shops, and backyard chicken coops, fresh eggs offer nutritional benefits and delicious flavor. In The Fresh Egg Cookbook, author and chicken keeper Jennifer Trainer Thompson serves up 101 creative recipes for enjoying and celebrating the versatility of eggs.
From the perfect soft-boiled egg to French toast, omelets, eggs Florentine, and huevos rancheros, readers of The Fresh Egg Cookbook will find a wealth of favorite breakfast offerings with new twists. Farm-fresh eggs also bring out the best in classic preparations such as Caesar salad, spaghetti carbonara, eggnog, and homemade mayonnaise. In recipes ranging from smoothies to casseroles, deviled eggs, and stews, Thompson offers inventive variations for spicing up eggs and combining them with fresh seasonal produce for every meal of the day. She also shares amusing anecdotes about her own chickens and family life with a backyard flock in The Fresh Egg Cookbook.
The Fresh Egg Cookbook Review
The Fresh Egg Cookbook offers over 100 delicious recipes for eggs that go beyond scrambled eggs for breakfast, although there are recipes for those, too. Traditional recipes are included for soft-boiled and poached eggs, French toast, eggs Florentine, huevo rancheros, deviled eggs, eggnog, and homemade mayonnaise. Beyond the breakfast fare, there are also recipes for appetizers, main dishes, casseroles, soups and stews, and desserts. The Fresh Egg Cookbook is also a brief tutorial on chicken breeds and tips for raising chickens based on the author’s own experiences.
The Fresh Egg Cookbook Chapters include Classics, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Egg-Cess, Vegetarian Dishes, and Desserts. The Baked Eggs in Tomatoes were great and made a nice change for lunch. Other recipes I hope to try soon are Gruyere & Broccoli Quiche, MJ’s Egg Casserole, and Friday Night Frittata.
The Fresh Egg Cookbook color photographs are a plus although I would have liked to see more photos of the actual recipes rather than baskets of eggs, chickens, chicken figurines, and the author’s family. It isn’t that those photos aren’t charming, but it is a cookbook so seeing more of the recipes would be preferable. The other downside with The Fresh Egg Cookbook is that it doesn’t lay open when trying to use a recipe. It would be perfect if it was spiral-bound.
Those two issues aside, I do like this cookbook and plan on trying many of the recipes.I received a copy of The Fresh Egg Cookbook for review from the publisher but the opinion of it is my own and was not solicited, nor was a positive review required.
The Fresh Egg Cookbook Details
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (January 31, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1603429786
- ISBN-13: 978-1603429788
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,126 in Books