Where Y'Eat
4:53 pm
Sat April 23, 2011

Eggstra! Eggstra!

New Orleans, LA – With Easter upon us, I'd like to talk about eggs. Back in the 20th Century, we were led to believe that eggs should be white. Today, at nearly every farmers market, you'll find brown, white, green and blue eggs. The green and blue are hatched by Chilean Araconda chickens. They're the cute hens with fluffy legs. Recently, we've also learned to love French Black Copper Marans eggs. Their shells are like their name - a deep brown copper color. The variety was popularized in the French Atlantic town of La Rochelle. Here in the US, they've acquired a certain je ne sais quoi. The real story is the inside. Regardless of the color of the shell, market eggs have thick shells reflecting the health of the hens. And the yokes? They're almost fluorescent orange in color. And the flavor? You'll never want industrial eggs again. For the Farmers Market Minute, this is Richard McCarthy.