Just about all of us eat eggs and when we say that, we mean chicken eggs. But, there are all kinds of other eggs you can eat. I cook occasionally with duck eggs and I've tasted goose and quail.
Today on the show, we talk to a farmer who ranches exotic eggs, including emu, and a chef who cooks with them.
And, then we'll take you inside the obsessive netherworld of egg collectors. Men gripped with such a passion for swiping exotic eggs that they drive species to extinction, risk prison time for themselves. We'll round out this three-part ooology show by talking to a scientist whose work recently went viral because he figured out how to unboil a boiled egg, a discovery that may have implications for the treatment of cancer.
So, incubate all those ideas.
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- Woozie Wikfors is the owner of Walking Wood, mother to many barnyard pets and caretaker of their eggs. You can pre-order eggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tyler Anderson is chef/owner of Millwright’s Restaurant in Simsbury
- Julian Rubinstein is an award-winning journalist and the author of the non-fiction book, “Ballad of the Whiskey Robber.” His article about illegal egg collectors, Operation Easter, appeared in the New Yorker. He's also working on a book and documentary, "The Holly"
- Gregory Weiss is a professor of chemistry at the University of California, Irvine. His research on eggs can be found here