The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook

Over 100 Fabulous Recipes to Use Eggs in Unexpected Ways

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Pub Date 15 Feb 2022 | Archive Date 22 Feb 2022

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"Fresh Eggs Daily blogger Steele lays down as many tips and recipes as her chickens do eggs in this innovative and plucky collection.... This will be hard to beat." – Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Lisa Steele, fifth-generation chicken keeper and founder of the popular blog Fresh Eggs Daily, knows a thing or two about eggs. And she’s ready to show you just how easy and delicious it can be to make eggs a staple of every meal.

First, Lisa will tell you everything you don’t know about eggs—such as what the different labels on grocery store egg cartons mean—and bust some common egg myths.

From there, she provides you with foundational techniques for cooking with eggs, including steaming, grilling, baking, and frying.

And finally, Lisa shares her go-to recipes for everything from breakfast staples, like eggs Benedict and a classic French trifold “omelette,” to breads, sandwiches, beverages, snacks, soups, salads, pasta, cakes, pies, and condiments. You’ll encounter a wide variety of both sweet and savory dishes with Lisa’s unique twists.

Read The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook to discover new and exciting ways to incorporate fresh eggs into your cooking and baking repertoire each and every day.

"Fresh Eggs Daily blogger Steele lays down as many tips and recipes as her chickens do eggs in this innovative and plucky collection.... This will be hard to beat." – Publishers Weekly (Starred...

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"The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook" is the most user friendly, down to earth cookbook I've seen in a very long while. Author Lisa Steele takes her approach to cooking by the apron strings and guides you through not only her kitchen but through her foolproof process as well. By jumping around a bit, you can see what you'll need to pull off most of the recepies by peeking in the back of the book for her "most frequently used" utensils and ingredients, and you can even attack your recipe head on by first determining whether you even have enough eggs to start with by glancing at her egg-index.

I loved starting at the beginning of it all with a how-to of some of the more basic cooking skills, which acted as a refresher for me. It's a terror untold to be standing infront of a pan at 6 A.M. and not remembering how to make a simple scrambled egg, Steele has all that covered, so never you fear! All you'll have to do is decide for yourself, which came first? This was a grade "A" egg!

*I was given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Like a good friend, Lisa Steele invites you to experience being on the farm with her and reveals lots of little secrets, like how to tell if fresh eggs are fresh, unraveling the meaning of egg carton codes, and do egg shell colors really make a difference.

Visiting her kitchen, she shares basic cooking techniques, and how to bake some easy-to-make cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. Along the way, she lets you have fun with popovers that actually pop, and souffles that rise. You will discover lots of great basic recipes interspersed with unique and creative ways to use eggs.

The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook is filled with recipes for breakfast, brunch, sipping, nibbling, dining, and of course desserts. I especially loved her creative ideas making deviled eggs with turmeric, lemon basil bars, broccoli cheddar tart, baked eggs in butternut squash rings, and a rum plum Breton.
How wonderful it is to feel her passion for the chickens, fresh country eggs, and the fabulous dishes that can be prepared! Such fun!

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I really enjoyed reading about Lisa’s journey from growing up on a farm, going to college and working in the financial world on Wall Street for several years, only to decide it wasn’t for her. Ultimately, she and her husband moved to Maine, where she ended up raising chickens, once again. Lisa has become well known for her expertise in raising chickens and using their fresh eggs. She has appeared on television and writes articles and a popular blog. Fresh Eggs Daily, her first book, tells how to raise happy and healthy chickens.

Lisa's second book, The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook, is no ordinary cookbook! There so many practical and helpful suggestions, such as ways to tell if eggs are fresh, how their size matters in recipes and egg-cooking techniques. Did you know you can freeze eggs? Lisa Steele tells us how! The clear, easy to follow instructions and great pictures are an excellent incentive to get creative and make these delicious recipes. I have already earmarked a few to try. The Fresh Eggs Cookbook is sure to become a classic and a handy reference for any cook to have in their kitchen!

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I already eat eggs on an (almost) daily basis - they are such a great source of protein and nutrients and tend to be very affordable! However I often fall into a recipe rut and can become quite bored if I eat them prepared the same way. This lovely cookbook has given me so many great new ideas. I'm thrilled that the recipes seem easy and that all ingredients are readily available. There are also lots of tips, tricks and info on technique. I am particularly excited to try the Salt-Cured Eggs, Cardamom Streusel Blueberry Muffins, Lemony Egg Salad Sandwich, Egg Lemon Soup, Holiday Cranberry Pound Loaf, and Maple Walnut Cake!

Thank you for a digital ARC, Harper Horizon and NetGalley!

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What a great book for everything eggs! Beautiful photos, you can almost taste the food by looking at them. Besides recipes, there are great tips if you have an abundance of eggs.

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I liked the theme of this cookbook, that being said, even though every recipe contained eggs, the eggs really the main character in most of the recipes. The section on breakfast that contained a variety of scrambled eggs, fried eggs, and omelet offerings, and this was the primary place where eggs took center stage. Still, I found myself wanting to try some of the recipes in this book and I look forward to experimenting with a few of them in the future, specifically in the cake and dessert section.

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Thank you Harper Horizon for the ARC to read and review.

I really enjoyed browsing through this cookbook. Everything you want to know about eggs iand the chickens that lay them is covered in the first section. And I loved that she started with recipes for simply cooking fried eggs. Those are my favorite.

I was impressed by the number of dishes that without eggs would not exist. Such a simple food that makes so many tasty foods from savory meals to decadent desserts.

I loved the photography and wished that every recipe had its own photo. My only negative feedback.

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Delicious recipes and many of them were simple. This book made me have a whole new appreciate for eggs.

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Cute Chickens and delicious recipes for breakfast,lunch,dinner and delectable deserts! Loved everything about this cookbook and yes my eggs are being cooked better because of it!

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I am not even a fan of eggs, but I think this is a great book for various way to prep eggs. I know that they are good for me and healthy, but eggs and I are not friends.

That said, I found myself wanting to try some of the recipes in this book and I look forward to trying them in the future.

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What a very informative eggy book this is, love the bio of the author at the start and the information about our not so humble egg was really interesting.
We have always had poultry from ducks, geese, turkeys and guinea fowls over the years, but our constant has always been the "chook" as we call them in Australia. I don't think I have ever bought eggs in my life and always free range and organic.
As well as the great introduction, the book covers Cooking Techniques, Breakfast Dishes, Preserving, Brunch, Nibbles, Dinner, Sweets and condiments
This is a big book with a great deal of recipes, beautifully presented and photographed, a lot only require a few ingredients apart from the egg, whilst others are a little more involved. A fabulous book that I will dip into time and time again

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What a happy discovery! From the stunning and charming photography to the fantastic egg information to the luscious and recipes, both traditional and new, this book is absolute brilliance for an oft underappreciated humble food and ingredient. Former Wall Street accountant Lisa Steele is the genius behind the blog Fresh Eggs Daily and an egg expert. She is a fifth generation egg girl who is passionate about living on a Maine farm, raising chickens and writing about them. Thankfully for us, she also bakes. I was raised on a farm with loads of chickens and really appreciate their quirky personalities and food producing abilities. And baking is one of my favourite things to do.

The first section describes a bit of the author's background and details such as choosing eggs, eggshell colour, how to distinguish between old and fresh eggs and explains terms such as "all natural", "farm fresh" and "cage free". Not only that but she gives tips such as growing scallions and cleaning cast iron.

Now for the recipes...I have yet to try grilling whole eggs or salt curing egg yolks but am now persuaded. Amongst the recipes which I've made include Cream Fried Eggs (so simple yet sublime!), Maple Walnut Bourbon Sauce (scrumptious, even on gluten-free homemade French Toast) and Blueberry Eton Mess (I usually make raspberry so this was a lovely treat). Tomorrow's lunch plan is Lemon Caper Garlic Mayonnaise for tuna sandwiches. I plan to make Homemade Marshmallows (haven't in ages...they'd go so well in hot cocoa in our -40C weather).

My favourite way to enjoy eggs includes softly scrambled with wild asparagus and with shaved white truffle, an occasional treat. But I love them every which way and look forward to recipes including Double Dill Scrambled Eggs, Fried Eggs with Apricot Jam and Goat Cheese (using fig jam, my favourite), Devilled Eggs with Avocado Oil and Sage, Maple Bacon Scotch Eggs (one of my favourite things), Baked Egg in Butternut Squash Rings and Maple Walnut Cake (will use GF flour and above Maple Walnut Bourbon Sauce). Though I have celiac there is plenty here to make naturally gluten free (and in the case of baking, using gluten free flour).

Anyone who loves eggs, chickens and/or cooking/baking, this book is for you. The recipes are simple for beginning cooks but also contains unique ideas for those more experienced (very exciting). What a joy to learn new things! This is a book to experiment with and make notes in. Not just your average book.

My sincere thank you to Harper Horizon and NetGalley for the privilege of reading from...and eating from...this delectable and inspiring book!

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THE FRESH EGGS DAILY COOKBOOK is so much more than recipes. The introductions, a tale about author, Lisa Steele and her love of chickens and eggs.

What follows the introduction is information about all things eggs . . . from weight and egg measurements, to cracking and separating, identifying fresh from old eggs, cooking techniques and so much more!

Here is just a sampling of the recipes you’ll find . . . Swedish Egg Coffee, Scramble-Egg Hand Pockets, Crispy Lemon-Fried Eggs, Eggs in a Nest, Fluffy Banana Pancakes, Blueberry Popovers, Eggs in Pots, Sunny-Side Up Sidecar, Maple Bacon Scotch Eggs, Lemon-Basil Bars, Homemade Pasta, Toasty Holiday Strata, and so much more.

I very much enjoyed this book. Easy to follow instructions with making the cooking/baking fun. And there are full page color photos to help you with the looks and presentation of your finished dish.

If you’re a fans of eggs, you’re going to want to check out THE FRESH EGGS DAILY COOKBOOK!

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This was a pleasant surprise of a book. I've read a few cookbooks that like to focus on one major ingredient such as tomato or rice and each time I am surprised by the number of recipes they use that can showcase their star ingredient. this was an exceptionally well written cookbook where in every recipe the egg was the star. Of course we have the usual scrambled eggs and omelettes, but the author does have some unique pairings, such as goat cheese, to liven up these standard recipes. The best part for me during this section that some may find boring because its recipes they have heard before I actually enjoyed. I learned some new ways of cooking eggs that others may already know (Cream-Fried Eggs).
This cookbook doesn't just cover breakfast. It goes into dinner, cocktails, and desserts. The cocktail section was my favorite of the three. I am determined to try to make a Sunny-Sideup Sidecar, a delicious orange juice concentrate drink with foamy egg whites on top. But the section I think will be the star of this cookbook is the Sauce section. It has the most versatility for your eggs with the potential to use them everyday. From the simple Mayonnaise recipe to the more challenging Caesar dressing recipe they are recipes bound to be used often. the book also ends beautifully with a section deemed Egg Yolks Only and Egg Whites Only. I've hated having to throw out egg whites in the past when my recipe calls for only the yolks. It seemed like such a waste and I didn't know any other use for it than making a meringue. Luckily, these sections cover more recipes you can use that only use one part of the egg and the freezing instructions to preserve the egg parts for later. I've never thought about freezing my egg whites before, but I'm certain to do it now. This is a cookbook that deserves a space on your shelf.

I got this book as an eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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So many tasty recipes! I'm not going to lie, I picked this up mainly for the pastry and dessert recipes. I can't wait to try some of the beauties!

I admit to seriously having an obsession with fresh chicken eggs and really just eggs in general. My sister has acquired her own brood about maybe 4 years ago, and I am seriously jealous. If I had the space and lacked the HOA restrictions, and maybe had the mental fortitude or whatever, might also do the same.

The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook includes a mini bio on Lisa and how she became a chicken egg connoisseur. She lays out some egg basics, storage tips, how to start your egg cooking basics and then launches into a pretty extensive and seriously drool-worthy set of recipes that I am super excited to make. There is a huge section for pastries/desserts/sweets in general that I am just here for.

I could always use more pictures, because I am totally easily visually influenced (especially my stomach). The pictures were provided for about 1/2 to 1/3 of the recipes but were beautifull done.

I would definitely recommend this cookbook for anyone looking to up their egg cooking game!

*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

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Eggs are just about the perfect food: nutritious, relatively inexpensive and tasty. This book taught me more than I ever thought there was to know about eggs, and then was filled with tons of recipes. It would make a great gift, especially for my friends who keep chickens in their backyards. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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This book does a surprisingly phenomenal job given that it’s limited itself to recipes that include eggs!

Not only does the book contain special details about working with eggs that I never even considered before, but each of the recipes sound truly delicious. I can’t personally say I love eggs enough to make something from this book everyday, but I would certainly not complain about eating every recipe in this book over the course of many days.

The book itself is gorgeous, each of the pictures are well curated, and the way the recipes are laid out makes them really easy to follow. On top of that, simply perusing the ingredients for each recipe makes it clear that Lisa Steele has a good sense of flavour. Another wonderful part of the book is that there are a decent amount of recipes in here that I’ve never even heard of before like Pannukakku, rum plum Breton, lemon blueberry whoopie pies and much more.

This book really will teach you to cook eggs in ways you have never expected before, but believe me when I say this book has so much more to offer than merely scrambled eggs (which she also included and which sound phenomenal and unique). It’s a beautiful cookbook filled with a lot of delightful recipes I’m really looking forward to making.

I would really say that even if you don’t imagine yourself loving eggs enough to need this book, flip through it first because it’s contents might really surprise you. When I say this book will make you want fresh eggs daily, I really mean it.

Special thanks to the publishers and netgalley for a virtual arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Much appreciation to Harper Horizon and NetGalley for the digital ARC of The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook.

I love having easy access, all in one place, to the simple recipes that Lisa chose to include. But, there are also plenty of recipes with which I wasn't as familiar. I appreciate the introduction and background included on many of the recipes.

But, this book isn't just all recipes. Lisa gives the reader plenty of advice and information on fresh eggs and how to use them and even the chickens which lay them, as well. In fact, this is a wonderful resource for a brand new chicken owner. Don't worry, she also gives tips on selecting eggs from the farmers' market or the grocery store.

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I’ve been on a cookbook kick lately. One problem - they usually make me hungry!

One recent read was Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook: Over 100 Fabulous Recipes in Unexpected Ways by blogger Lisa Steele, slated to hit the shelves in February 2022.

The book includes a wide variety of recipes - many of which aren’t that “unexpected”. That said, I I plan to try several of them. At times the book comes off more than a bit pretentious, including suggesting to NOT make a recipe unless you can get fresh-off-the-vine tomatoes from a farmers market or your own garden and a line about, after finishing afternoon chores, sitting on the porch while sipping drinks, enjoying nibbles and watching chickens “frolic” in the yard.

3 ⭐️ for yummy recipes.

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Publication date: February 15, 2022

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review an advanced reader's copy of this book. This in no way affects my review, all opinions are my own.

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

Think you know all there is to know about eggs and how to cook and bake with them? Think again!

Lisa Steele, fifth-generation chicken keeper and founder of the popular blog Fresh Eggs Daily, knows a thing or two about eggs. And she’s ready to show you just how easy and delicious it can be to make eggs a staple of every meal.

It makes total sense that a chicken keeper would write an egg book ... but I think that there should have been a chicken recipe or two as one needs to use up what happens to the layers of eggs when they no longer can. (sick, right??? lol!) There are a lot of great recipes here and they are well written and understandable by cooks of all levels and the photos make the food very appealing to myself and other lovers of food out there. (If you are keto, eggs are one of the most affordable ways to eat!)

I especially love the book because it uses mostly whole ingredients instead of pre-prepared and packaged foods. My husband says that I never have any food in the house, only ingredients --- that is why I cook so much. I also refuse to eat or cook with Frankenfoods such as "chick'n" and its 88 ingredients vs. 🐔chicken🐔 having one and cheese that does not come from an animal is udder nonsense!)

As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I simply adore emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube Millionaires/snowflakes / literally-like-overusers etc. ") on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🥚🥚🥚🥚🥚

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A great cookbook highlighting tips and tricks to use all of your eggs. I know that I often have issues finishing an egg carton before they go bad and this book had lots of recipes to help with that.

Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for providing me with an arc for an honest review.

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This is as clearly comprehensive and sweetly enthusiastic a book on all the ins and out of cooking with eggs that one could possibly ask for.. And of course, the sweeping variety of easy-to-follow recipes provide plenty of delicious opportunity to either try different spins on old favorite egg recipes, or to venture out of one's cooking comfort zone of scrambles and fried eggs into brand new territory.

This is an absolute winner of a cookbook, and would make an excellent edition to any amateur chef's home library.

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