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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Fun Facts, Eggs, and a Chef's Hat

Did you know that the multitude of pleats
on a chef's toque have a specific meaning?
The hat's 100-plus little folds represent
the number of ways a skilled cook should
know how to prepare an egg.
Apparently, poaching, scrambling,
and frying merely...um...crack
the surface! :)

19 comments:

  1. I have a lot to learn about cooking eggs!

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  2. No, I never knew that. Sounds like it might be an old wives tale....how else could the fabric stand straight up unless it was pleated?

    However, I am willing to accept this charming meaning of the chef's hat and I'd like to order a generous helping of Eggs Benedict while we're at it....

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  3. I always say, "You learn something everyday if you pay attention." This is very interesting. Eggs are a wonderful food and apparently very versatile.

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  4. Modgirl ~ Me too! But I could add over-easy, hard boiled and soft boiled to the list!

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  5. Lavinia ~ Eggs Benedict! Yum! I love them!

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  6. Nanatrish ~ they are versitle ~ and cheap! I love a stuffed omelette for dinner!

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  7. Wow! I had no clue...That is very interesting...Add the veggie pie to the mix for a pleat! LOL!!!!

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  8. Rebecca ~ Yes! Quiche must be a pleat!

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  9. Interesting! I had no idea there were that many ways to cook just eggs.

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  10. Lora ~ yes, I'm still trying to think of more...like braised, baked, frittata,....yum!

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  11. How interesting!! So, what did you think of the race this week? I was so dissappointed!! Thought we'd finally get our first win this year!!

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  12. Rebecca ~ oh my...yes, wasn't that sooo disappointing! I was yelling at the tv!

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  13. Well Betsy...I love it when you share with us some interesting fact we've just never come across before...thank you for that :)

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  14. Thanks for dropping by. Now if I can just figure out how to put the award on my blog. It's nearly a miracle that I have figured out as much as I have. This one has got me stumped though. I hope you are having a great day and I always look forward to hearing from you. Love ya, Trish

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  15. I never knew this! My husband's nephew graduated from the Culinary Arts Institute and is a chef --I must ask him, next time I see him, if he knows this interesting little fact!

    I have an "Arte y Pico" award on my blog today for you today, Betsy!
    Congratulations!

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  16. Pat ~ yes, do ask your nephew...maybe he can help us figure out a few more of the 100 ways!

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  17. My French husband went to a diner and ordered eggs sunny side upside down once with his cute little accent. The waitress died laughing!

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  18. Hi lady! Are those birds on the sidebar new? They made me as happy as a lark to see:)

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