My mom used to cover her “church clothes” with an apron and fix up a big batch of bacon and eggs for our family after church every Sunday. But the early research on eggs’ connection with human cholesterol levels put a chilling effect on that Sunday treat. Since then research has identified the so-called “good” and “bad” cholesterols, and most doctors look at the relationship between the two more closely than they do our composite cholesterol scores.
This came as good news to me! I got out my quiche dish and celebrated.
To Mayo and University of Connecticut, I say, “Yea!” And, I’m not alone in the cheering section. Celebrity chef, Bobby Flay makes no bones about his love for breakfast. He features egg dishes on the menus of his restaurants, in his cookbooks, and in his television shows. The Top Chef television competition series often throws an egg challenge into its season. I watched with fascination as one chef struggled to crack open an ostrich egg in order to make an ill-fated quiche. I enjoyed the competition, even though I thought the ostrich thing was taking love of eggs a bit too far.
World Egg Day is October 11th. I’m making Croque Monsieurs to celebrate. What’s your favorite egg dish? Let us know, and share a picture if you can.
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