While The Sticky Egg is no doubt your favorite egg-y blog — thank you for that — chances are you prefer eggs cooked in a somewhat different style.
But what does your favorite egg prep say about you?
An eggs-ceptional amount.
MindLab International researched the psychology behind this consumer choice in a study conducted for the British Egg Industry Council. Here is what they found your egg choice says about you:
- Poached egg-eaters — outgoing and happier than most.
- Boiled egg-eaters — disorganized and at the greatest risk of getting divorced.
- Fried egg fans — have a high sex drive (!!) and usually hail from the ‘skilled working class’ (so British, right?).
- Scrambled eggs — preferred by people who are guarded and without children.
- Omelettes — are self-disciplined.
Strangely, the study didn’t say what a preference for The Sticky Egg says about you….
Brilliant? Good looking? I’d say that’s a pretty safe bet.
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Tagged boiled eggs, British Egg Industry Council, consumer choice, cooked eggs, cooking, eggs, Foods, fried eggs, Humor, life, MindLab International, omelettes, philosophy, poached eggs, psychology, Relationships, scrambled eggs, The Sticky Egg
Love to cook?
Or just love the idea of cooking?
If you spend hours in the kitchen — or in front of the TV watching Food Network chefs spend hours in theirs, you’ll love this guide to kitchen conversions by graphic designer Shannon Lattin.
No need to break your brain anymore halving or tripling recipes — Shannon’s done it for you!
I’m just gonna use it to check other folk’s work. (You’re welcome.)
Posted in Cooking, Design, Food, Foods, Humor, Life
Tagged chefs, cook, cooking, design, food, Food Network, Foods, graphic design, Humor, infographic, kitchen, kitchen conversions, life, recipes, Shannon Lattin, The Common Cook's How-Many Guide to Kitchen Conversions
Soft, warm pretzels with a side of spicy mustard.
I love ‘em.
And I’ve always attributed my taste for them to my German heritage.
But while working with some colleagues from Germany this past week, I learned a disturbing fact –
Germans don’t put mustard on their pretzels.
In fact, the big soft pretzels that we know and love are typically only served in the morning. With butter. If they do venture onto the lunch or dinner menu, they are paired with cheese or meat.
No mustard in sight.
And here I thought I was enjoying an offering from my homeland. But the majority of mustard, as it turns out, comes from Canada.
What’s that about?
Posted in Commentary, Foods, Humor, Life, Restaurants, Travel
Tagged brown mustard, butter, Canada, cheese, cooking, countries, culture, Foods, German heritage, Germans, Germany, Humor, life, meats, mustard, pretzels, restaurants, Travel
I received an email today with a fabulous offer –
The chance to order the hottest chili pepper plant in the world.
It measures something like 1,000,000 on the pepper hotness scale, and I’m pretty sure is not safe for human consumption.
Unless you’re my brother.
And yet the email contained information on not only how to order it (at a fantastic price), but how to buy-one-get-one-free.
This seems like unsafe business practices. And wrong. In fact, I’m pretty sure my iPad laptop began to overheat while I was merely reading the details.
And all for peppers. That could kill me. I’m not sure a spam filter is protection enough in these circumstances.
Kryptonite — now, that might do the trick.
Posted in Commentary, Humor, Life
Tagged buy one get one free, chili peppers, cooking, danger, email, food, heat, hot, Humor, kryptonite, life, Peppers, spam filter
Ready for a piping hot bowl of peanut butter soup?
No need to adjust your monocle, Mr. Peanut. I said soup.
My taxi driver in Fort Worth is a big fan. I had never heard of it. But he hails from Ghana, where peanut butter soup is a staple, and I grew up in Kentucky, where chicken noodle is king.
The concoction is surprising un-exotic — just a mixture of veggies, chicken broth and the all-important scoop of peanut butter.
Add some jelly, and it would be more American. And less healthy.
Which might be the same thing.
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Tagged Africa, business travel, Chicken noodle soup, cooking, food, Foods, Humor, Kentucky, life, Mr. Peanut, Peanut butter, peanut butter soup, taxi driver, Travel
Mondays are hard enough.
And now I’m trying to un-see this.
It’s a brain tapeworm, of all god-forsaken things.
Brain tapeworms? Who even knew they existed? I sure didn’t…until an innocent web search invited that knowledge into my head.
Hopefully not the tapeworms.
They can enter your system if you eat undercooked pork, since the larvae often attach to pig muscle. And once there, they flow through the bloodstream and get stuck in cavities in the cranium.
I don’t want to know this! You don’t either!!
But misery loves company.
Posted in Cooking, Food, Foods, Health, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged bloodstream, brain, brain tapeworm, cooking, cranium, food, Foods, Health, Humor, Internet, larvae, life, misery loves company, Mondays, on my mind, pig muscle, uncooked pork
I had big dreams as a kid — live in New York City, be on TV, write a book. Well, I have a new one to add to that list:
Be immortalized in cake.
Betty White was.
We’re talking a 5’2″ life-size vanilla cake with buttercream, covered in modeling chocolate. It was created by Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro and his team.
And you thought Betty couldn’t get any sweeter.
The cake was served at Wednesday night at Betty’s roast at the Friars Club here in New York City…hence their motto at the base (where Betty’s feet should be).
Funny thing — being roasted?
Not on my list.
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