Today is World Egg Day

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bernjb56, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    Arguably one of the oldest foods known to man, eggs have played an important role in our lives and health since time out of mind. They are packed full of protein, and also serve as the base for some of the most wonderful culinary additions, including that most perfect of condiments for sandwiches, mayonnaise. World Egg Day celebrates these delightful little packages of deliciousness, and the incredibly important role they play in our day to day lives.

    While typically, when we consider the egg, we think of those white shelled emissions from the common chicken. Containing a small treasure with a golden yolk, and the potential to become so many things that it strains the boundaries of human imagination, the Chicken Egg has become the definitive image when the word ‘egg’ is spoken. But these are not the only egg that mankind finds valuable, consider for a moment caviar, a symbol of wealth in its own right. These are, of course, the eggs of various fish, and World Egg Day represents their importance as well.

    The history of the egg expands far beyond a merely culinary concern, and in fact have had great importance in multiple cultures for reasons both decorative and religious. Consider for a moment the Easter Egg, where children hunt each year for brightly colored eggs or plastic shaped in the form of the egg which contain treats such as chocolate or money. Or what of the Faberge Eggs? Those beautiful pieces of artistic elegance created by Peter Carl Faberge. So beautiful were these that they were prized even by Czars. World Egg Day reminds you to explore the hallways of history and the places that eggs occupy there.

    I'm having mine scrambled :food:

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  2. What’s the difference between an egg and a ..........
    You can beat an egg

    Boom toosh on the drum
  3. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    You’re cracked Haynes!
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  4. Diddymen

    Diddymen Moderator

    just been out to collect 4 from our chickens this morning ….might have dippy eggs for lunch
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  5. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Mod

    I made eggy bread and bacon for breakfast this morning. :food:
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  6. Don’t know why I just had a vision of you making bacon :D
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  7. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Mod

    That's an image you'll need mind bleach for.
  8. It wasn’t pleasant I must agree
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  9. You must be yolking. Where did you poach that one from?
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  10. I just had a microwave poached egg on toast , don’t know what made me have that , I normally have coffee n granola or just toast n jam :confused:
  11. Are sure the chicken isn’t the oldest know food??

    After all, from where.............
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  12. Omelettes are my favourite - usually fried up with mushrooms , tomatoes or whatever else happens to be in the fridge
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  13. That is an eggsecrable joke
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  14. ... like alpro soya choc pots for example?
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  15. We're all going to start scrambling to post the worst egg related puns we can think of .... Shell I get the ball rolling?
    Om, let me see .... Stuck already ... My boy'll know a few ...
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  16. By the way ... The "Big endians" and the "Little endians" in Gulliver's Travels were a satirical take on the Tories and Whigs of the time, squabbling over trivial things like which end to crack open an egg ..... Sound familiar?
  17. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    Obviously you’re serious and not yolking about that?
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  18. I cannot tell a white lie, I am .... as is my good friend Benedict, eggsitable as he can be :)
  19. Now I've slumped into an eggsistential malaise as nobody seems to be quite so pathetically driven by punnitude as Moi :(
  20. Ha! .... Let's talk about Breggzit!" :chewie:

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