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MY BOOK BEGINNING
It never fails. When I look at a menu, my eyes magically zoom to any dish where an egg appears.
-- from the author's Introduction to Put an Egg on It: 70 Delicious Dishes That Deserve a Sunny Topping by Lara Ferroni.
I absolutely LOVE this cookbook! The recipes are simple but creative and there are gorgeous pictures for almost every dish. It would be a great gift for any cook, but the PERFECT gift for new cooks setting up house for the first time.
Put an Egg on It is another attractive and inspiring cookbook from Sasquatch Books, one of my very favorite independent publishers.