Good morning. Dorie Greenspan has a stunning column in The New York Times Magazine this week dedicated to the pleasures of oeuf mayonnaise (above), a basic appetizer of peeled boiled eggs beneath satiny mayonnaise that’s so revered in France that there’s a society there to guard its sanctity: the Association de sauvegarde de l’oeuf mayonnaise. “Le temps passe, les oeufs durent,” reads the tagline on their web site. “Time passes, the eggs last.”
It’s a easy dish to make — seven-minute eggs draped in a mayonnaise glowing with lemon juice and white wine vinegar and seasoned with salt and mustard — however you have to attend rigorously to the mayonnaise in an effort to have it unfastened sufficient to ribbon over the eggs. A couple of drizzles of sizzling water or extra lemon juice will do it. Serve it plain or with fillets of anchovy or strips of purple pepper, snipped chives, fried capers, as you want.
I like rooster in mustard sauce to observe, with rice and a crisp inexperienced salad.
You may desire chile-oil noodles with cilantro tonight, although, or a easy pasta with brown butter and Parmesan. Monday nights may be nice for a kale and quinoa salad with tofu and miso, but when that’s an excessive amount of prep work, there’s all the time kimchi grilled cheese or a fried egg quesadilla.
How about cauliflower ceviche with avocado, seaweed and soy sauce? Or this crème fraîche pasta with peas and scallions?
Definitely you’ll need to take into account this abdoogh khiar, a pleasant chilled Persian soup that mixes buttermilk and yogurt with a riot of crunch from cucumbers, walnuts and lavash, some candy raisins and an natural punch of dill, chives and mint.
And casting our eyes towards the future, you may cook dinner further eggs whenever you make the ouefs mayo, to be able to put collectively an egg-salad sandwich for lunch tomorrow: both this yolk-heavy model from Eli Zabar or this Los Angeles basic from Konbi in Echo Park. (Or go off ebook and make your personal: mayonnaise, extra Dijon than you’d normally use, loads of tarragon, salt and pepper.)
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Now, it’s off the topic of skillets and pizza peels, however I feel you’ll discover our “5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Symphonies” value your time, even when your musical style runs extra to Bad Brains than Tchaikovsky.
Michael Pollan has a captivating piece in the Guardian about the invisible dependancy of caffeine, effectively value studying even when you’re by no means going to surrender your morning triple shot.
You also needs to learn Juhea Kim’s considerate essay about salmon, her household and survival, in Guernica.
Finally, see what you make of the Los Angeles artist Henry Taylor’s gallery present at Hauser & Wirth Southampton, which is up till August. And I’ll be again on Wednesday.