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(Daily Mail)   Study reveals that how you like your eggs reveals your personality, though the one constant is that the chick you meet at the bar will always say she likes her eggs "unfertilized"   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2012-09-29 09:34:07 AM  
1 vote:
Fried, over easy please.
2012-09-29 09:31:08 AM  
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thisispete: The colour of the shell is mainly determined by the breed of chicken. I don't really care about the colour of the shell, but when I switched to free range I noticed they got thicker and the yolks are brighter.

Eggs in the U.S. are another product ruined by Big AG. Chickens running around and eating what they find and living like they're supposed to lay eggs. The egg is the offspring, of course, and the yolk is the food supply for the chick. Like mothers in other species, some are better than others. So free range chickens produce eggs that vary. Most of the yolks are thick, dark yellow, and tasty. Most of the egg whites are thicker and, if they have enough calcium in their diet, the shells are thicker. Some hens, however, lay much more anemic eggs.

In our quality conscious society, we have trained consumers that variability equals lack of quality. So, if a consumer cracks two eggs in the frying pan and they don't look exactly the same, he's convinced that one of them is bad. But he doesn't know which one. So he'll throw both of them out. The way egg producers have overcome that is to reduce all of the laying hens in the big battery cage outfits to the lowest common denominator. In other words, all the hens are kept on a virtual starvation diet that is the bare minimum to keep them producing eggs but to keep all of the eggs uniformly anemic - runny whites; pale yellow, thin yolks, shells just sufficient to not break during the automated handling and packing.

Consumers who enjoy free-range eggs need to know that the variability exists and that there is nothing wrong with that.

This, of course, has no bearing on how you like your eggs prepared and what that says about you. It does indicate that, if you enjoy free-range eggs, you're probably better educated about eggs. Oh, and what the hell, it also says you're more open to diversity. (yeah, I made that last part up)
2012-09-29 07:59:48 AM  
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BronyMedic: Nice to see the Daily Fail isn't above trying to pass off blatent attempts at food marketing as legitimate news articles.

That, and in before anyone mentions the Forer effect, so yay me.
2012-09-29 07:42:31 AM  
1 vote:
What if you like them different ways on different days? If I have cheesy grits, I'll top 'em with a poached egg. Other times I will use leftover meat and veggies and make a breakfast scramble. Sometimes I'll make huevos rancheros. (Fried eggs in a cooked red salsa and corn tortillas). Does this mean I'm an outgoing but guarded sex fiend or that I just like variety in my egg bearing breakfast foods?
2012-09-29 07:41:42 AM  
1 vote:
Nice to see the Daily Fail isn't above trying to pass off blatent attempts at food marketing as legitimate news articles.
2012-09-29 07:41:07 AM  
1 vote:

Ed Grubermann: How about if the thought of eating eggs makes you want to hurl?

Yup. I would love to like eggs since they're cheap, nutritionally dense, and available everywhere here. But no matter how much I try, I cannot like eggs.
2012-09-29 07:38:38 AM  
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Ed Grubermann: How about if the thought of eating eggs makes you want to hurl? The only way I can stand eggs is scrambled and buried under a mountain of ketchup after being flat-broke and living off of nothing but Quaker Oats and sugar for a month.

According to the Daily Mail's rigorous scientific analysis, that means that you are a genocidal psychopath with horrid personal hygiene and tendencies toward animal necrophilia.

/stay away from my dog
2012-09-29 07:25:29 AM  
1 vote:
I prefer the hot chick at the bar to have unfertilized eggs as well.
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