Today, being the second Friday in October, is World Egg Day. Yes, the egg has it’s own day. In fact, there’s even an International Egg Commission (IEC) that holds meetings for people in the egg industry from around the world. The IEC members declared World Egg Day so all the egg farmers around the globe could share about eggs at the same time!
Although most people enjoy eggs, they’re served a little differently from country to country… For example, an omelet might be filled with ham and cheese in America. In France, though, an omelet might be filled with white asparagus and topped with Hollandaise sauce. A Spanish omelet is called a tortilla and often has potatoes inside. An Italian omelet is a frittata and all its filling ingredients are cooked right along with the eggs. Chinese egg foo yung patties are small, thick omelets filled with bean sprouts and other vegetables. In Japan, very thin omelets are cut into strips and tossed into soup – just like noodles.
If you’ve never had any kind of omelet except an American one, today might be a good time to try an omelet or a different egg dish from another land. You can find some great International Egg Recipes at incredibleegg.org.
Today would be a great day to share with your kids the importance of eating a healthy breakfast. Start your day off right with some scrambled eggs, or a piece of toast topped with an egg, sunny-side up! After breakfast you’ll feel energized and you can get the kiddos together to design their own egg. Let me know if you decide to post their Incredible Eggs, so I can come see them!
Happy World Egg Day!