Can you believe February has already come and gone?? The first hint I had that the end of the month was in fact looming was when I checked out Spiceblog last night and came across this marvellous visual reminder that not only is Feb over, but that it’s time to fire up the bread oven and raid the henhouse for the End of Month Egg on Toast Extravaganza again! This most post-modern of food blog events is the much- loved brainchild of myself and Anthony of Spiceblog and has already seen three editions – and in last month’s edition we hit double-figure participation! Since Anthony and I are working according to a complex algebraic formula of alternating bi-monthly hosting (more like eeny, meeny, miney, mo…), it’s my turn to host the February edition.
So how does it work? Well, since we pride ourselves on creating the most inclusive, non-threatening, egg-alitarian, non-prescriptive event in the blogosphere, and so as not to put undue pressure on anybody, we keep the rules to a minimum – here they are:
1. You must use egg in your recipe.
2. You must use toasted bread in your recipe.
There – see, anybody can play! Then you simply blog about it and send me the link (or e-mail me your recipe if you don’t have a blog and I’ll post it here) and voila – that’s all that’s eggspected of you! In keeping with the general spirit of the event, there’s no date deadline. In fact, as of this morning I already have two entries – and that’s before I had even managed to get the announcement posted. So this should give you a general idea as to my attitude to deadlines…! I will probably be posting my own creation next weekend, so you have a full week to get creative with eggs and bread before the round-up sees the light of day.
Oh, and if you can, do send us a photo of your creation, because as Pablo Picasso said:
"When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait."
EoMEoTE – art you can eat.