The Egg And I

No, Yul Brynner was not in this.

It’s about a quote I read in the September issue of O.

“Eggs are the little black dress of your kitchen- sophisticated and simple, versatile and tasteful!”

As you may know, I have a little black dress collection images-3 so comparing these sheaths to oeufs, as they’re called in French, made me and my frocks take pause.

What are my feelings on eggs?  images

That if I’m at the helm, it doesn’t matter if you ask for them fried, poached or over easy, they will ultimately come out scrambled, like my brain, my pal Camille always says.

I do like them soft-boiled splashing over toast the way my mother made them when I was small, a way to get me to eat them.

And of course without eggs, one couldn’t make an angel food cake, my favorite dessert in the whole world, French toast, meringue, bernaise or a first class meatloaf even though I no longer eat meat.  But alas, a girl still remembers.

How could a naughty kid attack the unexpected passerby if he didn’t have eggs to throw or pelt against passing cars.  Yes, I did that and was almost caught by a man that looked an awful like Johnny Carson, but not as funny.  And what would we dye on Easter pray tell…golf balls?

So I’m thinking, I’ll slip on one of my little black numbers then go have an egg or two, in an omelet perhaps, or a couple soft-boiled splashing over toast…

you know, for old time’s sake.  images-1


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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30 Responses to The Egg And I

  1. Oh, you’re just egging me on, Susannah. 😀


  2. micklively says:

    Good eggzamples but you forgot Yorkshire pudding!

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  3. Elle Knowles says:

    Your comments are amusing as your post itself Susannah. Eggs are my go-to dinner menu. H would eat them three times a day if I pulled out the frying pan. ~Elle


  4. Ally Bean says:

    When I read your blog post title I thought that you were writing about the book, The Egg and I. Trippy moment there for me trying to understand how your little black dress collection related to that old novel. But I get it now.

    Am hoping that you wear an apron as you make your eggs so that your LBD remains pristine. And that your omelet is perfection. The combo sounds delightful.

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  5. I’m late to the party. You have used every egg joke there is……eggactly!

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  6. It’s great to be back reading your stuff, Susannah. I think I was going through withdrawal. 🙂


  7. I expect nothing less from a good ole egg like yourself. I am now craving a gooey egg on toast from my childhood … that could make the worst day better.

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  8. I have been a vegan now for 13 months. I used to eat eggs a lot! Now, i look for the word in the ingredients to see if I can eat the item.
    lol – how things change.

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