Announcing EoMEoTE#14 – Poetic injustice

by Jeanne on February 1, 2006

in EoMEoTE

Yes, it’s the first of the month, and that can only mean one thing – the End of Month Egg on Toast Extravaganza is back after a December hiatus!  Hurrah! 

I know some of you have been quetly making enquiries as to whether the event will be taking place this month and the answer is a resounding YES.  For egg-’n-toast virgins, it works like this:  At the end of each month, when your fridge is empty and your salary is yet to be paid, there’s nothing to eat but good ol’ eggs and bread.  So your challenge is to make something yummy, photograph it and tell us about it. 

The rules are really simple:

1. You must use eggs of some description.

2. You must also use carbohydrates of some description (we are flexible on what form these take!).

3. If at all possible, you need to adhere to the month’s theme, which is usually literary.  We are very proud to be the internet’s first and only ovo-literary event… ;-)

And so – a nation waits with bated breath – what will this month’s theme be??  Let’s ease into the year slowly.  How about you pick your favourite poet (or poem) and write something eggy in the style of said poet/poem.  Picture the scene – little short fragments of sentences scattered across the post a la ee cummings.  A Grecian Urn full of eggs a la John Keats.  "Whose eggs are these?/I think I know" a la Robert Frost.  The list is endless.

So get cooking and get writing and post your efforts on your blogs sometime before Monday 6 Feb (gotta love that flexible EoMToTE deadline…!), preferably with a photo. Please don’t forget to leave me a comment or send me an e-mail (jeanne AT 501 DOT co DOT za) containing a link to your post as I’d hate to miss it and forget to include you in the round-up…

So let us go then, you and I, when the yolks are spread out against the sky…

[Anybody looking for a brief history of the End of Month Egg on Toast Extravaganza will find it at the end of this post.]

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ejm February 1, 2006 at 5:49 pm

Oh sure… NOW you announce it. And after I arbitrarily decided it was going to be the party trick edition. I’ll make the corrections as soon as I can. In the meantime, here is my post:


Jeanne February 1, 2006 at 6:44 pm

Hi Elizabeth
Oops! Sorry!! Well how about we make a deal whereby you host NEXT month’s EoMEoTE and pick any theme you want? Will that persuade you to forgive me?? ;-) Great post! LOL.


Stephanie February 1, 2006 at 6:55 pm

And despite a Super Bowl I actually care about, a play, a party for Alex…(phew!), I am so going to do this, because my crazy life made me skip the last one.
It’s possible EoMEoTE is my favorite foodie event…after Blog Party, of course!
(hey, we’re still waiting for *you* to join us for drinks and appetizers, you know…)
Count me in!


ejm February 1, 2006 at 6:57 pm

Me host?? Are you TRYING to punish me? ;-D
Glad you liked the post. Have you tried the party trick yet?


Cyndi February 2, 2006 at 5:08 am

Ooh, that was fun. I can’t wait to see all the rest!


Emma February 3, 2006 at 9:16 am

My very injust poem is at I am looking forward to reading the rest – Great theme!


Anne February 4, 2006 at 1:00 pm

I did a very pathetic attempt – but it’s my first! :)


sam February 5, 2006 at 5:35 pm

there is nothing i like more than rewriting all my favourite poems as odes to food.
Thank you for giving me this opportunity to share the sexiest ever 17th century poem with you all. Couldnt you suggest to elizabeth she can pick whatever theme she likes as long as it is a poem??? :)


Ashwini February 6, 2006 at 2:29 am

First time participating. Loved the idea of rewriting poetry in an ‘eggy’ style! thanks for hosting the event. here is my link –


Stephanie February 6, 2006 at 4:22 pm

I’ll be a wee bit late (as in, later tonight), but I will get my entry to you!
I was a little wrapped up yesterday, what with the Steelers winning the Super Bowl, and all…


ejm February 7, 2006 at 6:26 pm

But, Sam, I so wanted to do the party trick! :-D And it had nothing to do with poetry… unless it could be considered blank verse. Hmmm, maybe if I’d labelled it as blank verse on how to make a good yolk? (Oooooh, sorry, my punning desperately needs work!)


anthony February 12, 2006 at 4:49 am

Deadline Schmeadline. Don’t need no stinkin’ deadline


Jeanne February 12, 2006 at 8:27 pm

Hi Stephanie
Glad you can join us despite your hectic schedule! And yes, I’m acutely aware that I haven’t joined Blog Party yet – my participation in events has just been zilch lately. I blame it on a) too much happening towards the end of last year and the start of this year b) exhaustion from single-handedly making my bloody banner; and c) the English weather (well, I blame that for EVERYTHING!! ;-)) But I do harbour aspirations to join in one day…!
Hi Elizabeth
Noooo, hosting is a *privilege*!! ;-) And no, haven’t had hard boiled eggs lately… Will wait till next time Nick has some and let him road-test the party trick!
Hi Cyndi
Thanks fo joining is – round-up is imminent, I promise!
Hi Emma
I stand in awe of your ovo-literary greatness!! Fab fab fab. Thanks so much for joining in – we are not worthy, we are not worthy ;-)
Hi Anne
Hurrah! Finally got you to come over to the yolk side! And I loved your “rage, rage against the settign of the yolk” – sheer brilliance :P
Hi Sam
Glad to see you made it despite your punishing schedule – how do you *do* it?? Love the poem – as you say, who would have thought they were so risque back then? And I do agree – poetry themes are the way forward!!
Hi Ashwini
Great to see new faces – and thrilled that you had so much fun participating! Can’t wait to try your spicy fusion French toast…
Hi Stephanie
No worries – not possible to be too late for EoMEoTE :P In your own eggy time…
Hi Elizabeth
Hmmm, I sense a pun theme coming on… At the end of the lay, it’s all poetry to my ears ;-)
Hi Spicey
That’s the spirit! Glad to see you’ve lost none of the anarchic sentiments that saw this event being founded – you’re a real wild one, wild one, wild one (repeat to fade). Igg on toast, anyone?


claudia gomez April 2, 2006 at 10:30 pm

hi, Jeanne, am claudia from Mexico Gina a friend from London gave me this page, and i just read all about Christelle sickness, i came back 2 years from now, i worked with Cristelle in Crabtree & Evelyn and with Gina for 7 months, i was so lucky to have met Chistelle she was such a wonderfull girl, and she loved the fajitas i cooked for her before i moved back to Mexico…
I just wanted to thank you for the amazing space you gave her and for remind me and make it more real, its been very hard to be here so far and not to be close with anyone and tell them that i am truly sorry and i think of Christelle a lot!!!
god bless you
pd. sorry my gramma is awful, hope you understand!


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