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Explore the interactive EGG flow chart!


In this innovative cookbook, James Beard award-winning author Michael Ruhlman explains why the egg is the key to the craft of cooking.

He starts with perfect poached and scrambled eggs and builds up to brioche and Italian meringue. Along the way readers learn to make their own mayonnaise, pasta, custards, quiches, cakes, and other preparations that rely fundamentally on the hidden powers of the egg.

A unique framework for the book is provided in Ruhlman's egg flowchart, which starts with the whole egg at the top and branches out to describe its many uses and preparations -- boiled, pressure-cooked, poached, fried, coddled, separated, worked into batters and doughs, and more.

Featured Recipes from EGG:
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Soft-Cooked Egg with Buttered Toast for Two

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Shirred Eggs Florentine for My Mom
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Potato, Onion, and Cheese Frittata
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The Keys to Fabulous Cake

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