Thank Goodness it’s almost Fry-Day

This week we have been celebrating British Egg Week and have been cracking out an egg-cellent array of eggs at The Lyttelton restaurant at The Stafford Hotel in St James, who have launched London’s longest egg menu.

 

Guests have had the opportunity to tailor their breakfasts from a choice of eleven egg breeds such as the humble chicken to the more exotic rhea, and even caviar! However, the ostrich egg is the unbeatable offer. This giant egg is the equivalent of 24 chicken eggs, so its worth bringing a friend.

So the shell and yoke of it all can be layed out like this; British Egg Week is celebrating one of our country’s most humble, traditional and over looked ingredients. It has numerous health benefits, including being a well known hang-over cure and source of protein. Would Easter even eggist without eggs? All those cakes your grandmother makes needs eggs. In 2011 the UK consumed nearly 12 million eggs.

Lets shell out some facts:

  1. Chickens lay between 250-270 eggs a year
  2. Platypuses and anteaters are the only mammals remaining to lay eggs.
  3. 16% of British 18-24 year olds admit to having never boiled an egg.
  4. If you egg is fresh it will sink to the bottom of a bowl of water.
  5. Egg shells help deter the slugs from your garden!
  6. China produces approximately 160 billion eggs a year.

Egg-traordinary…

London’s Longest Egg Menu will run for the duration of British Egg Week from the 1st-7th October during breakfast service.

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