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Every day is filled with opportunities to feel like a winner.

One of the first things young aspiring home chefs learn to do is cook an egg. Whether sunny side up, over easy, scrambled, omelette style or poached, learning how to perfect an egg is not only a great skill, it’s a great accomplishment — one that you can carry with you the rest of your life. When you get your eggs just right; when you’ve heated the pan properly and put the perfect amount of butter or oil in there (both for me) and the butter melts almost immediately as you swish it around the pan; when you crack your eggs on the way to making them over easy or pour them in if going scrambled or omelette style, conducting a symphony with your chopsticks if scrambled, or a delicate folding in from the edges with your favorite spatula if making an omelette, it’s all a fluid delicate dance with breakfast destiny. …


Joe Pagetta

Museum professional, arts writer and personal essayist whose writing has appeared in America: The Jesuit Review, Chapter 16, Wordpeace, Ovunque Siamo and more.

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