April 7, 2012
The reason this hard-boiling technique works so well is really pretty simple, but it helps to know a little bit about how eggs work. Eggs consist largely of protein — mixed with mostly water in the white, or albumen, and mixed with fat and water in the yolk. When the eggs are raw, the proteins are like strands of yarn curled up in little balls. As the eggs are heated, these strands relax and unfold. As they unfold, they bump into each other and link up. (Fun fact: This is why egg "whites," which are clear when raw, are white when cooked — the unfurled, linked-up proteins block light from passing through.)
March 31, 2011 |
I've always loved Robert Frost's line about home being the place where, "when you have to go there, they have to take you in. " Perhaps I'm putting an overly optimistic reading on it, but the idea that even on our coldest, darkest nights, there is always a place with a warm light in the window is reassuring. That's kind of the way I feel about having eggs in the refrigerator. It doesn't matter how gruesome the workday has been or how late it is when I get home, give me a couple of eggs and some of this and that from the fridge and I know I can fix a meal that will not only get me through the night, it will even redeem the day. Yet it seems like every time I mention eating eggs for dinner, I get met with a blank look — "Dude?
October 7, 2010
Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from "Traditional Spanish Cooking" by Janet Mendel 3/4 pound mushrooms such as boletus or oyster 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 clove garlic, sliced 5 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 ounces chopped Spanish cured ham, preferably jamón ibérico Chopped parsley Strips of bread fried crisp in olive oil 1. Clean the...
November 17, 2012
Total time: About 3 hours over 2 days Servings: 6 to 8 Stuffing "pain perdu" 2 eggs 1/2 cup sour cream (crème fraîche or heavy cream can be substituted) 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 teaspoons smooth Dijon mustard 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 6 cups leftover stuffing (Pretty much any kind will work. If you do not have enough stuffing left over, dice bread in cubes to make up the volume.) 1. The day before serving the final dish, heat the oven to 350 degrees.
March 8, 2014 |
The individual mandate in the 2010 Affordable Care Act forced the courts to consider anew the limits of Congress' power to regulate the insurance market. Now, a California law governing the size of hens' cages is testing the limit of a state's power to regulate interstate food sales. At issue is a 2010 law that bans the sale of eggs from hens kept in cages that California voters deemed too small in 2008, when they passed Proposition 2. Sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States, the ballot measure requires the state's egg-laying hens, calves raised for veal and pregnant pigs to be housed in a way that allows them to stand up, turn around and extend their limbs fully.
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April 23, 2014 |
A San Clemente man who poured ammonia and rubbed raw eggs on women as part of a “spiritual cleansing” ritual has been convicted of rape and other sexual assault charges and could be sentenced to up to 75 years in prison. Alberto Flores Ramirez, 36, was accused of luring two women to a Santa Ana motel where he performed a “spiritual cleansing” ritual that he said would rid them of their negative energy and improve their loves lives. One of the women sought his help in getting her children safely to California from Mexico, the Orange County district attorney's office said.
December 6, 1988 |
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced in Parliament today that she had scrambled eggs for lunch. Britain is in the midst of an egg poisoning scare and Thatcher wants to end it. "After reading carefully statements of the chief medical officer . . . I then decided to have scrambled eggs on toast for lunch--and I enjoyed it," she told the House of Commons.
May 30, 2012 |
Peter Carl Fabergé, Google doodle recipient, lived a Humpty Dumpty kind of life -- specializing in the delicate and ending with a great fall. The master goldsmith and jeweler who founded the House of Fabergé was beloved by Russian czars and turned out fantastical baubles and jewel-encrusted gewgaws for the aristocracy. Then came the Russian Revolution, which destroyed his way of life and spurned what he loved best: objects of exquisite luxury. Fabergé was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1846. The doodle is celebrating the 166th anniversary of his birth.
November 20, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- California's egg law has emerged as a contentious issue in congressional negotiations over a farm bill. The Humane Society has funded a $100,000 ad campaign to defeat federal legislation that would prevent California from requiring that eggs imported into the state be produced under standards that give hens enough room to spread their wings. The Humane Society Legislative Fund is running online ads in the states of nearly a dozen House-Senate negotiators. The ads do not mention the California law but show an image of a shopper in a grocery store and warn that a "dangerous federal overreach" threatens state laws that protect animals and the food supply.
June 10, 2013 |
Simon Cowell egged - it's something we're supposing any number of "American Idol" and "Britain's Got Talent" wannabes have wanted to see for years now. And on Saturday night, during the "BGT" finale, it happened. During a performance by an operatic duo, a woman in a black dress popped up on stage with a carton of eggs and began hurling them toward the judges, Cowell especially, landing a few before security hustled her away. After the performance, Mr. Not-So-Nice-Guy could be seen removing his jacket, which was presumably covered with goo. (See the video above.)