TIP OF THE DAY: Quail Eggs Are Festive (& Have No Salmonella)

[1] Quail eggs and chicken eggs. Quail eggs are one bite, chicken eggs are four bites (photo courtesy Petrossian). [2] Blini with quail eggs, trout roe and crème fraîche. Here’s the recipe from Martha Stewart. [3] Quail egg stuffed mushrooms. Here’s the recipe from Bite Delite. [4] The quail herself (photo courtesy Red Ted Art).…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Truffled Scrambled Eggs

[1] If you have to ask, you can’t afford it: a bounty of white truffle shaved onto scrambled eggs (photo George Guarino | Eataly Chicago. [2] The affordable version (photo courtesy Saveur, along with their recipe to make perfect scrambled eggs).   For the wealthy gourmet, there are truffled scrambled eggs that consist of the…
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TRIVIA: National Egg Month

May is National Egg Month, a time for some consciousness-raising. We look for Certified Humane eggs and don’t mind paying the premium for them. You’ve no doubt heard the horror stories of mass egg production. We buy from Pete and Gerry’s whenever we can: eggs produced on small family farms with a commitment to the…
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FOOD FUN: Fried Eggs (And More) In Pepper Slices

We saw this photo on Tajín’s Facebook page, but couldn’t find a recipe. Fortunately, it’s not too difficult to slice bell peppers and drop an egg inside each slice—along with some mildly spicy Tajín seasoning (it’s a cayenne, lime and salt blend). We thought: What else can we make with a bell pepper rim? Cooked…
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RECIPE: Fried Egg Quesadilla & Quesadilla History

We don’t know what Chef Ingrid Hoffmann is making for Cinco de Mayo, but we’re breakfasting on our adaptation of her Fried Egg Quesadillas. A simple Mexican snack food. A basic Quesadilla are a Mexican snack food: a turnover (photo #1) made with an uncooked tortilla and a variety of fillings—beans, cheese, meats, potatoes, then…
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