The Barnes & Noble Review
Here's a bright salute to the celebratory power of eggs. A longtime symbol of spring and fertility, the egg deserves its starring role at such holidays as Easter, Passover, and Mother's Day. Recipes and crafts, all beautifully photographed in full color, alternate in this charming collection that goes far beyond the ordinary.
Ever heard of Eggshell Vases or Egg Napkin Rings? How-to instructions are in the chapter on "Tabletop Eggs." The chapter on decorative eggs is just lovely: Picture Eggshell Candles, Egg Gift Boxes, an Easter Egg Cookie Tree, and the most elaborate and fabulous: Ukrainian Eggs. So is the chapter on Eggs for Kids, which features three kinds of gorgeous holiday egg baskets, Tie-Dyed Eggs, and Mexican Cascarones that spill out confetti when broken.
Many of the recipes may seem more familiar, but no less festive: Eggs Benedict, Quail Eggs with Caviar, Oeufs à la Neige, Raspberry Sabayon, and Meringues with Blackberries. And of course there are variations on eggy standards: Egg Foo Yong, Seafood and Saffron Quiches, Pad Thai, and an Old-Fashioned Custard Pie.