Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Will Miss #186 - safe, really fresh eggs

Often I read women talking about their eating habits in America and they mention eating things like "egg white omelets" or "egg beaters". If you told the average Japanese person that Americans toss out the yolk or eat substitute eggs, they'd think you were mentally deficient. Japanese people love eggs, and they eat them in a variety of forms including raw. Because eggs are so important in their cuisine, they are always sold fresh with dates stamped on each egg. If you live in Japan, there's no worry about sampling your brownie batter and risking salmonella poisoning because the eggs here are fresh enough to eat raw.

I'll miss the super fresh eggs, and the convenience of the way in which they are dated so that you always know how old every egg is.