If an egg is tossed at someone, especially if it is rotten, it is a powerful show of displeasure.
Consider the egg, reader. All by itself, it can be poached, scrambled, scotched, roasted, hard-boiled, deviled, pickled, and soft-boiled. It can be served as part of a giant dish, such as a frittata, an omelet, a salad, or a benedict with potatoes, bacon, cheese, green peppers, tabasco, paprika, salt, and pepper. Who’s starting to become hungry? Non-vegans recognize the egg as a meal with infinite diversity and subtle deliciousness that is attractive in texture, color, and form. But it’s so much more than that.
- When an egg is tossed at someone, especially if it is rotten, it is a powerful show of displeasure.
- We assume that many individuals, religious or not, have decorated Easter eggs at some point in their lives. Stain the eggshell with onion peels, beet juice, or a commercial solution to give it a different color. Alternatively, you may create a resist design using wax. The intricate Ukrainian and Polish egg-decorating art known as pysanky, in our opinion, is the best.
- In 1850, Louis-Désiré Blanquart-Évrard created the albumen process (the transparent gelatinous portion that surrounds the egg), which became the most common method for photographic printing in the nineteenth century. A layer of paper was placed on a bed of albumen and salt. It dried to form a glossy covered paper. The method may be used to any form of negative. It produced accurate pictures (in part because the image floating on the surface) and was cheap. It was so popular that commercial manufacturers kept hens on-site early on!
- Eggs were employed as binders by painters while applying colors. The pigment hue was created by grinding natural elements such as lapis lazuli and the small bodies of scale insects, which were then combined with egg yolk (which dries transparent) to create egg tempera. (Watch Girl With a Pearl Earring to recap the technique with Colin Firth as your tutor, “Vermeer.”)
- Alexander III, a jeweler and goldsmith to the Russian royal court commissioned Peter Carl Fabergé to create an exquisite gem of an Easter egg for his wife, Maria Fyodorovna. The Hen Egg, Fabergé’s first egg, opens to reveal a golden hen on her nest. The hen also opened, revealing a tiny replica of Russia’s royal crown. For the Romanovs, 50 eggs, each with a surprise aspect, were prepared throughout the years.