Philosophers of all times are very fond of arguing that there used to be a chicken or an egg. I think that at this historical stage in the context of developmental psychology – the egg. Only two books will help me prove this postulate.
"For Students and Lovers" was the name of the first book. It was bought before I was born by my parents. The book was Bulgarian, in a stupid binding, from which pages flew out in the hope of gaining independence. But it was the right book, the right cookbook. The authors understood that in addition to the great housewives and their pickles, about whom the whole dinner party can talk, praise and discuss the nuances, there are other people who also want to eat. Fast, simple, high-quality and inexpensive. The book was old, so of the gadgets, only a miracle stove was considered in it. This is an electric bandura that can replace the oven and provide simple baking in a dormitory.
Another drawback includes the cult of spinach, the adherents of which the authors were clearly. Rough spinach leaves are not at all like the soft leaves of Beijing cabbage, but cabbage in stores is full, and spinach can not be found. Otherwise, the book is perfectly correct and worthy of all attention.
The first chapter of the book was devoted to eggs. No, no one has done a comparative chemical analysis of chicken and quail eggs grown in conditions of free grazing of poultry and in a broiler factory. The authors briefly touched on the health benefits of eggs for the health of a growing and thinking organism and moved on to business. By hand, a whisk was beaten with eggnog with sugar and in another version with spices and salt. Scrambled eggs, aka glaze, were emblazoned in all its splendor on the pan. A spinach leaf was covered with a sliced egg and rolled into a tube, resembling pancakes, before being sent to the mouth. With all the precautions of a real scientific experiment, the raw egg was poured into salt water to curl up not into nasty-looking clots, but into a beautiful correct shape of the egg, but without the shell. A bread sandwich with butter was complemented by thinly sliced rings with a yellow middle, for which it was proposed to take a stopwatch and measure the time from the formation of a hard yolk to its darkening. This rather interesting experiment from the field of applied biophysics proves the fact that the food consumed directly affects the mood. Indeed, the yellow yolk is perceived much more optimistically than its darkened counterpart. Advanced egg eaters were able to expand the range of consumption of stuffed eggs, and the authors made an effort to ensure that the variety was enough for the session.
We will not list all the dishes from chicken eggs. Let's turn to another book. I don't even remember its authors geographically. However, in the plot there was a girl who could not answer the question of what eggs she likes, i.e. while she lived with her parents, she ate eggs, as her father loves, then she lived with a friend, renting one room for two, and ate eggs in the form of glaze, because so they were eaten by a friend, then she moved to live with a young man and ate eggs in a bag. She didn't know how to make an egg for herself. When the interlocutor poked her nose into the fact that she was not living her own life, the girl accepted the challenge and devoted the whole day to figuring out how to cook a simple chicken egg, not focusing on other people, but only on her own taste. She cooked, tried, recorded her feelings. The next day, she knew how to cook an egg for 10 points on her personal scale, for 9, etc. She also knew how not to cook eggs at all. This simple experience opened her eyes to many other questions that arose in her life.
Therefore, without falling into boredom, I propose to stop reading at this place and answer a simple question: what method of cooking eggs is suitable for your taste.
Figuring out what you prefer, what you like, you will get that point of reference, using which, you can turn the world upside down. If you don't know what you want, then… you will have to stop and find out, otherwise it will not work.
The book "For Students and Lovers" considered cooking chicken not in the second or even in the third chapter, but later. So there used to be an egg.