I heard this on the “Good Eats” television program broadcast last night. The host, Alton Brown, was talking about the perfect omelet and all the steps it took in bringing it about.
As he was going through them all, he stopped on one particularly interesting instruction, a ‘pre-warm your eggs so they won’t take as long to cook’ line, and while looking at the camera with a bit of a smirk, said, “Incidentally, if you were in France, you wouldn’t need this step, as the French don’t refrigerate their eggs”.
Huh? Did I hear that correctly?
Are the French really that… Do the French really ignore the common American practice of refrigerating their eggs?
Why? Isn’t that unhealthy?
And finally, what is it with the French, and Europe in particular, with refrigeration? It’s not like it’s a new technology or anything.