The Fresh Egg Cookbook: From Chicken to Kitchen, Recipes for Using Eggs from Farmers' Markets, Local Farms, and Your Own Backyard by Jennifer Trainer Thompson
Fresh eggs offer great nutrition and unbeatable flavor. Whether you’re collecting eggs from a backyard coop or buying them from local farms, Jennifer Trainer Thompson has 101 delicious recipes to help you make the most of them. With unique twists on breakfast classics like French toast, eggs Florentine, and huevos rancheros, as well as tips for using your eggs in smoothies, mayonnaise, and carbonara sauce, you’ll be enjoying the healthy and delicious joys of fresh eggs in an amazingly versatile range of dishes.
Jennifer Trainer Thompson is the author of 18 books, including Fresh Fish, The Fresh Egg Cookbook, and Hot Sauce! Nominated for three James Beard Awards, she has been featured in Martha Stewart Living and Coastal Living magazines, and she has written for Yankee, Travel & Leisure, the Boston Globe, andthe New York Times, among other publications. Thompson is the chef/creator of Jump Up and Kiss Me, an all-natural line of spicy foods. She splits her time between the Berkshires and Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
Introduction Which Came First? Classics Chicks Who Rip: Breakfast Hot Wheels: Lunch & Dinner Fresh Quiet Eggs: Egg-cess Something to Crow About: Vegetarian Dishes Did You Remember the Chickens? Desserts Index
What People are Saying About This
Roy Blount Jr.
"A good fresh tribute to good fresh eggs."
"A delightful introduction to the pleasures of backyard chickens. The Fresh Egg Cookbook is filled with helpful information for those who want to start their own flock and great-looking recipes for those who already have." Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe
“Made with a true egg, even the friendliest fried-egg-over-easy is once again sublime. And now that people are starting to experience the difference between the real thing and the pallid supermarket version, it’s a good time to revisit all those wonderful egg dishes (and some new ones) that may have been forgotten but are worth reviving. Personally, I can’t wait to make Jennifer Thompson’s popovers!” Deborah Madison, Author of Local Flavors, Cooking and Eating from American’s Farmers’ Markets, and Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.
author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe Elizabeth Kolbert
"A delightful introduction to the pleasures of backyard chickens. The Fresh Egg Cookbook is filled with helpful information for those who want to start their own flock and great-looking recipes for those who already have."
“This is a lovely and eminently practical book to have handy on your kitchen shelf - chockful of sensible and delicious ways to put fresh eggs to good use. But beware: once you've tasted a fresh egg, there's no going back. If you've ever even considered keeping your own chickens, The Fresh Egg Cookbook just might be the catalyst for the buying the coop!” Danny Meyer, Co-Author of The Union Square Cafe Cookbook
“Sculptural, earthy, and oh-so versatile, fresh eggs have captured the imagination of Jennifer Trainer Thompson, who has written a timely and entertaining egg-centric cookbook. She offers practical information about raising chickens (easy!), and her mouthwatering recipes range from the simple (classic egg salad sandwich) to the sublime (soufflé glacé au citron).” Vicky Lowry, executive editor, ELLE DECOR
The Fresh Egg Cookbook 4.3 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
This 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. This book is also a brief tutorial on chicken breeds and tips for raising chickens based on the author's own experiences.
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 many 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 this book 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 this book for review from the publisher but the opinion of it is my own and was not solicited, nor was a positive review required.
More than 1 year ago
My 10 year old son has 6 chickens and a friend gave this book to him as a gift because he is always looking for ways to use the fresh eggs. This is so much more than your typical cookbook. It has great recipes but also includes interesting stories about the author's chickens, tidbits and tips on fresh eggs and raising chickens, etc. I sat down with the book and was going to quickly flip through it. Two hours later, I was still reading the book because it is so engaging. I highly recommend this book if you raise chickens because you will be able to relate to so many of the quotes and stories. However, I think people without chickens will also find this book fascinating.
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