Egg Unrivaled, Let The Unraveling Begin
Ah most wondrous Egg, you have so many faces. What other food can speak of all your uses, textures, and identities? But most curiously, who can do you justice?
CC Tapis Slinky Rug, Hermes Birkin Shoulder Bag, Heritage Happy Eggs by the dozen
If I asked the venerable Paris Starn to tell me of a food so versatile and elegant, so extensively useful and mutable, and so artistically championed, she would simply show me her art.
Ladies and gentlemen, hold your breath, and count to three. I humbly and respectfully present to you…
The Egg Room
Take a look and you’ll see into Paris Starn’s world of pure luxuriant imagination:
We’ll begin with a spin, traveling in the world of her creations. What you’ll see will defy all explanation. If you want to view Egg paradise, simply look through her IG account and view it. There is no Egg I know to compare with her creations. There, Eggs are free, as they truly wish to be. (Text inspired by the lyrics from Pure Imagination, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory)
Yes, the formidable Egg can be cooked in less than a minute by the most basic of methods or prepared in the most complex, elaborate, and imaginative ways. When executed in the masterful hands of an expert chef (like Ms. Starn), it can drift swiftly from sweet to savory, from leading to supporting role, and as an all-day menu staple.
Away from the kitchen, the Egg boasts of being an important symbol in religion and art. It’s a source of inspiration in the world of fashion, interior, and architectural design. It’s a topic bearing heavy weight for many around the issue of reproduction; and it also lends itself as a playful symbol in childhood festivities. The egg is unique to any other food and so unexpectedly grand despite its size and price, that it regularly pops up in our vernacular and use of idioms. And so again, it proves its impressive versatility in its innumerable innuendos and meanings.
Egg, you are egg-straordinary, as sure as eggs is eggs (so much, you should come in a Hermes bag).
Behold, the fool saith, “Put not all thine eggs in the one basket”—which is but a manner of saying, “Scatter your money and your attention”; but the wise man saith, “Put all your eggs in the one basket and — WATCH THAT BASKET.”
- Mark Twain
The egg is the symbol of perfection. Would you like an egg?
I became so enthralled by the egg during Covid that I embarked on a study of all its idioms and culinary faces