The Fresh Egg Cookbook: From Chicken to Kitchen, Recipes for Using Eggs from Farmers' Markets, Local Farms, and Your Own Backyard (Paperback)
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.
About the Author
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, and the 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.
“More than just a cookbook, it's part chicken raising primer, part love letter, and part practical guide for using up all those fresh eggs whether from your own flock or from the supermarket. Thompson's lovely, humorous writing style complements the more than one hundred recipes in the book which include the usual suspects — hard boiled eggs omelets and mayonnaise — as well as more surprising entries like prairie oysters a supposed hangover cure sherbet and chiles rellenos.” — Foreword Reviews
“Thompson catches the essence of how it's done from the scrambled to the dessert with clean recipes, great photography, interesting egg-asides and enough to keep even the most ardent egg-eater busy for a year.” — edible Memphis
“This is a lovely and eminently practical book to have handy on your kitchen shelf, chock-full 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
“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
"A good fresh tribute to good fresh eggs." —Roy Blount Jr.
“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
It isn’t often that I consider a cookbook a “good read”, however when I picked up The Fresh Egg Cookbook by Jennifer Trainer Thompson I was immediately enthralled. This is a cookbook that is captivating! Thompson has a beautiful way with words and her book is filled with stories about her backyard chicken experiences as well as amazing recipes, and helpful hints.