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"I have done a quick calculation and decided that: You can reasonably expect 76,650 meals during your life, but to die only once. We can look on these everyday events as nourishment, sensual gratification, conviviality, cultural expression and, in accumulation, a commentary upon society and life. Surely that's enough for any intellectual."

Michael Symons

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Wednesday
Sep072011

Gastón Acurio on eggs

"La magia del huevo en diez movimientos: Un gesto, pasado. Dos gestos, duro. Tres, poche. Cuatro, frito. Cinco, revuelto. Seis, omelette. Siete, tortilla. Ocho, merengue. Nueve, mayonesa, Diez souffle. De todos los miles de ingredientes del mundo, solo el huevo es capaz de dar tanto por tan poco."

- The magic of the egg in ten movements: One act, passed. Two acts, hard. Three, poached. Four, fried. Five, scrambled. Six, omelette. Seven, tortilla. Eight, meringue. Nine, mayonnaise. Ten, souffle. Of all the thousands of ingredients in the world, only the egg has the capacity to give so much for so little.

Gastón Acurio

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