4970Re: [NH] Tell me again...
- Jan 14, 2005Christine wrote:
> And had us try a Chinese delicacy called 100 year old eggs or something likeI got to sample 100 year old eggs (I was introduced to them as
> that. They were black and weird. I digress into Memory Lane.
Ancestor Eggs) for the first time with a physics professor from
the University of Beijing. He was visiting a mutual friend here
in the States, and one afternoon/evening he prepared for us the
most amazing banquet -- some dozen courses -- that lasted almost
four hours. In any case, he told me that real Ancestor Eggs, are
quail eggs packed in rock lime and buried in a river bank for,
well, 100 years. The ones he had were only buried for about a
month, but the general idea is that the lime reacts with the
calcium in the egg shell and chemically cooks the egg. What you
end up with are like black hardboiled eggs, but they taste a lot
mellower than regular hardboiled eggs. Yummy, if visually a bit
Sorry for compounding the digression.
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