Because we have been thinking about our new chicken egg basket, chicken egg cup and chicken ornament made us begin to think about how to store eggs –in fact, eggs in general. Here are some amazing facts we have found out after our eggstensive research….(sorry!)
- ‘No man can eat 50 eggs!’ Our post could not fail to mention without referring to one of our all-time fave films Cool Hand Luke. If you haven’t seen the film, click on the picture below to see the famous 50 eggs eating scene. We love it!
No Man Can Eat 50 Eggs – Cool Hand Luke
- How many ways of cooking eggs are there? Let us count the ways….Well, there’s:
- Fried eggs
- Scrambled eggs
- Boiled egg
- Poached eggs
- Eggs Benedict
- French Omelette
- Spanish omelette
- Eggs mimosa
- Don’t keep eggs in the fridge. It seems that keeping all your eggs in one basket isn’t such a bad idea after all! An egg shell doesn’t perfectly seal its contents from the outside world; it’s actually full of millions of minuscule holes. That means an egg can absorb odours from other foods nearby, like half-onions, strong cheese and other smelly stuff you keep in the fridge.
- So leave them on the worktop in a Voyage Fair Trade Chicken Basket (!) and use them before their best-before date.
- Which came first the chicken or the egg? This is the age-old question that philosophers and scientists continuously debate. On the QI programme the ‘correct’ answer was identified as The Egg, based on the existence of egg-laying animals before the evolution of chickens, so there!
- The Guinness World record for the largest omelette is held by Portuguese chefs using 145,000 free range eggs also having to use 880lbs of oil, 220lbs of butter and that’s no yolk! They cooked this amazing omelette as part of an annual three-day festival that takes place in the town of Ferreira do Zêzere.
- We all love eggs! In 2009, an estimated 62.1 million metric tons of eggs were produced worldwide from a total laying flock of approximately 6.4 billion hens!