Blogger Boggle: How Do You Take Your Eggs

Editors’ Note: You know, it’s hard thinking of snarky commentary every day, so we’ve opened up the labor pool to our fellow food bloggers.

It’s only taken us to week 3 of the series to start talkineggs. Here’s a relationship defining moment if there ever is one: how one takes her eggs.

Usually over easy, but–shameless self-promotion alert!–after learning how to make an omelet for my show, I’ve been making omelets every weekend. They’re the best. (above)

—Adam Roberts, Amateur Gourmet

Sunny side up.  If you overcook my yolk, I am immediately annoyed (especially at restaurants – that’s what you DO, how can you not cook my sunny side up properly! – I’ll even take a slightly undercooked white if you can’t do it right!).  If *I* overcook my yolk, I make another egg  (feeding the overcooked yolk to my dog) – but that hasn’t happened in years.

Yvo Sin, Feisty Foodie

I think this is better answered how I *don’t* like my eggs —  I’m kind of a pain in the ass when it comes to eggs, nothing too hard (don’t get me started on hard-boiled), nothing too runny, which really leaves me with the scrambled and omelet options.  Eggs, no matter what style, though, should be bought from local sources, people who actually know the hens and their diet, not the tasteless variety stored in refrigerated warehouses for months before they make their way into your French toast.  There’s nothing quite like a quickly fried egg that was laid just a few days before you stood at the frying pan.

Kim O’Donnel, A Mighty Appetite

Scrambled — something about yolk kind of gives me the gags. One of my all-time favorite cookbooks, Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home, has something like 4 pages of instructions on how to make the best scrambled eggs. It’s one of the few things I cook that I can feel confident in saying I make very well.

—Kristen Bonardi Rapp,

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Blogger Boggle: Hangover Cures


Editors’ Note: You know, it’s hard thinking of snarky commentary every day, so we’ve opened up the labor pool to our fellow food bloggers.

This week our panel of hung-over experts tell us their cures for fixing the nasty post-drinking bug.

Spoonfuls of honey.

Melissa McCart, Counter Intelligence

Ummm, don’t hate me, but I don’t actually get hangovers.  I tell people it’s the Irish blood in me, though plenty of people with more Irish blood than me get hangovers… but I’ll say after a night of heavy drinking, I sure like a good ol’ fry up – greasy breakfast, fried eggs, corned beef hash and/or bacon, sausage, home fries, buttery toast, jam, wait… what were we talking about?

Yvo Sin, Feisty Foodie

Bacon! There was a scientific study on bacon that proved its hangover curing effects.

Jason Mosley, Mr. Baconpants

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Blogger Boggle: Favorite After School Snack


Editors’ Note: Blogger Boggle is the new ES interview series. You know, it’s hard thinking of snarky commentary every day, so we’ve opened up the labor pool to our fellow food bloggers.

This week we’re reminiscing about our favorite after school snacks.

Banana with peanut butter & chocolate chips. Hot damn that was a great combo. Runner up: Ants on a log (celery with peanut butter & raisins)  Apparently I liked snacks that were “playful.” No “Doritos” or something generic for me— it’s all about Moms who take the time to prepare the fun stuff.

—Jon Eick, So Good

Back in High School I used to make this sandwich that I just called “The Egg Sandwich.”  There was only one egg on it, but it also had like 4 or 5 slices of cheap American cheese, and I buttered both sides of the bread.  Delicious.  Then I would go play soccer for two hours. These days I’ve substituted the sandwich with beer and the soccer with watching my cat chase a laser pointer.

—Nick, Macheesmo

I grew up in Macon, Ga. so you have to excuse me and since I’m fucking old, I date myself with a really cold bottle of Coke (glass with the name of the bottling company on the bottom) with M&M’s added til they would make the coke fizz over the top … and then drink it fast and eat the candy …

—Michael Birchenall, FOODSERVICE MONTHLY’S Sauce on the Side

Back in the day, a simple sandwich would do me fine… as I got older, it got more complicated.  I think now when I get home from school, I just rummage in the fridge and at most, fry an egg to slap on top of rice and/or leftover veggies and I’m good… wait, that’s not a snack is it?  (ummm, this is probably the part where someone jumps in and yells “This is why you’re fat!” right?)

—Yvo Sin, Feisty Foodie

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