"Which came first, the chicken or the Egg?" - Happy World Egg Day...

Posted by redthil On 10/10/2008 12:25:00 AM

Bangalore, Friday, 10Oct08: Today is one of my favorite day in the calendar. Yes. u're absolutely right. Today is World Egg Day. World Egg Day was established at the IEC Vienna 1996 conference when it was decided to celebrate World Egg Day on the second Friday in October each year. To encourage folks to eat more eggs, the clever trade association has even come up with this World Egg Day (Oct. 10) and some new recipes on its Web site for low-cost, high-protein, internationally inspired dishes that even kids will eat — or so they say.

For centuries, eggs have played a major role in feeding families around the globe. They are an unbeatable package when it comes to versatility and top-quality protein at a very affordable price. And they are also an excellent source of choline, essential in memory and brain development. When you factor in convenience and terrific taste, there is just no competition.The proteins contained within eggs , have a key role to play in disease prevention and contribute to well being in latter life, particularly in relation to eyesight (avoiding macular degeneration).

World Egg Day celebrates and promotes the benefits of eggs. It is truely a world, or international, celebration, from China and New Zealand, to Great Britain and Mexico.

This is no yolk. Eggs certainly are what they are cracked up to be. Aside from high cholesterol, eggs are a healthy food. High in nutrition, and low in fat, people all over the world enjoy eggs. And, they celebrate eggs on this day.

1,000 Year old Eggs! Now here's a yummy treat. Buried in the ground for a period of time, Thousand Year Old Eggs are a real treat in China

Thousand Year Old Eggs: Here's a quick and easy recipe: Take a dozen or so duck eggs and add a couple of ingredients, including ashes. Then, bury them in the ground(a crock filled with soil) for a thousand years or so(the recipe calls for 100 days). Then, dig them up and munch away. Both the white and yolk will have a grayish color. The yolk will have a green hue or tint. Some find the grayish green yolk unattractive, but they taste .Thousand year eggs are common menu items. Did you ever wonder how forecasters could reasonably predict demand one thousand years in advance?

Don't have egg on your face, by forgetting this special day. We can think of a dozen reasons to enjoy World Egg Day to the fullest. We know eggs-actly how people begin this special day.... with eggs for breakfast. And, there's ohh so much more you can do with them.

Ways to celebrate World Egg Day:

  • First and foremost, eat some eggs today. You can have them for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • Learn more about the health benefits of eggs.
  • Hold a debate with the question: "Which came first, the chicken or the Egg?"
  • Have an Egg Hunt. Who says egg hunts are only at Easter!? More on Egg Hunts.
  • Have an Egg throwing contest. It's a big sport in Great Britain.
  • Send Greeting Cards to family and friends.
  • Read an eggy story to your child. Would suggest reading "The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg". (And believe me when i say, this story is not just for kids.. )
  • Decorate some eggs.
  • Find out how many things are made of, or contain eggs. You might be surprised.

To celebrate World Egg Day, Howard Helmer, who holds the Guiness record as World's Fastest Omelet Maker, offers the following tips for getting more flavorful mileage out of that carton of eggs.

* Rediscover the spice rack: Spice up everyday egg dishes like omelets, quiches, frittatas and more with curry for Indian spice, chile and cumin for Mexican or Southwestern heat, or ginger to experience Thai flavor.

* Give your fare an Asian flair: Add soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, duck sauce or ginger to infuse scrambled eggs with new flavors.

* Adios, niños: Send kids to school with an on-the-go Mexican-inspired breakfast by rolling scrambled eggs, black beans, salsa and low-fat cheese into a tortilla.

* Elevate your leftovers: Take leftovers to a new level by adding them to egg dishes like scrambled eggs, omelets, quiches and frittatas. Almost any food can be added to eggs — from last night's Asian stir fry to leftover taco fixings.

http://www.thinkegg.com - very nice website containing all needed info about Eggs...

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2 comments

  1. Abirami Said,

    The chicken came first.In the dictionary at least :D

    Posted on Monday, October 27, 2008 10:06:00 PM

     
  2. redthil Said,

    nee inga irukka vaendiya aalae illa abirami...
    Varungaala Mars Janathipathi... Vaazhga Vaazhga...

    Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2008 2:32:00 PM

     
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