Saturday, April 13, 2019

Chill Out, They're Fine

The first time I saw unrefrigerated eggs in a grocery store was in a small village in Italy in 2010.  They were just on a shelf, next to the bread.  Kinda freaked me out.  

Dairy, not refrigerated?? What's wrong with these Italians??

Then, last year on our trip to France, I saw the same thing.  These eggs, in the photo above, just sitting in their cartons, on a shelf in the corner, no chill to be felt anywhere.

The first time in Italy, I had no idea why.  I couldn't even come up with a good guess.  Well, other than thinking, people collect eggs, warm, right from under the chicken's ass and then they use them, right? So how bad can it be? 

Still.  It was weird to me.  I was raised with refrigerated eggs, so I had to do a little research.  And once I did, I felt a teensy bit smarter and not as freaked out.  And frankly, a little stupid to not have known.  

So this time, armed with my knowledge, when I saw those eggs in France I just looked at them and shrugged.  Eh, eggs in a corner.  No biggie.

Read this piece to find out 
Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't.

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