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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (February 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811870456
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811870450
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Janice Cole is a food editor, recipe developer, and author. She lives with her family and her chickens in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Alex Farnum is a food and lifestyle photographer based in San Francisco.

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The book is a quick read but a keeper with all of its great recipes.
Debbie Perez
All in all I have to highly recommend this to anyone, if for no other reason than just simple fun and great food!
MagnoliaSouth
Aside from an informational and very amusing read the book has great pictures and wonderful sounding recipes.
Elsita

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Elsita on February 26, 2011
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My dream had always been to retire, have a little farmhouse and have chickens and fresh eggs. When I saw this book I just had to have it. I wanted to read what the author had to say on raising chickens. The fact that it is also a cookbook was a bonus. My husband had a chuckle at my expense...He said "You are the only person I know that would sit there and read a book about chickens". It was a fun read as the author recounts the process and hardships of taking care of chickens. It made me wonder whether I would be up for that task. I didn't realize how much work went into it. I still long for freshly laid eggs though. I learned some things about chickens that I never knew. I always thought eggs just came in brown and white. Didn't realize they also came in blues and greens. Learned that you can tell the color of the eggs by the color of the chickens ears. How is that for neat trivia? Aside from an informational and very amusing read the book has great pictures and wonderful sounding recipes. Buy it!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sarah L. Wesch on February 15, 2011
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I raised chickens several years ago, while living in a small village in Papua New Guinea. Now, I live in suburban Kansas, and long to raise chickens again. Chicken and Egg is a charming and realistic account of raising chickens in your backyard. The author doesn't glamorize the process (it involves a lot of poo, and chicken poo is gross.) But, she does help the reader share her affection for the dear creatures and their funny habits. The book is beautifully assembled, with retro graphics that appeal to the kind of nostalgic, well-educated person who wants to raise chickens for fun. I knew that reading this book would be trouble. It's got me researching breeds and coops.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on February 11, 2011
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I love this story. I just read the memoir cover to cover and reviewed a lot of the recipes as well. Everything that I reviewed for the recipes looked like it would be somewhat easy to make and looked like it would really taste great. I can not wait to try some of them. The memoir itself was so well written and enjoyable. I really loved reading it - it lightened my day.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By AlecNJ on February 17, 2011
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I have always kind of wondered what it would be like to have access to eggs from my own backyard chickens. If you are the same then look no further. This lovely book accounts the sometimes hilarious adventures of a first time chicken-raiser who also happens to be a chef and food editor.

It's almost a bonus that this is a cookbook, containing 125 well photographed recipes. I have not tried them yet, but I will. (I made the mistake of bringing the book to work on a slow day and going home starving!) It will seem a shame to use supermarket eggs to create these dishes. It makes you really want to go out and search for the freshest eggs you can find.

This is a lovely book. I almost hate to take it into the kitchen. The layout cleverly follows the calendar as the auhor takes advantage of the fresh ingredients of the season.

It is a paperback book. But a sturdy one, published by a well known house; Chronicle Books. The price nicely reflects the fact that is paper.

I am still not sure if am ready for my own brood, but it sure is fun to read about!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By beauty addict on June 23, 2011
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I bought this cookbook at store after flipping through it and loving the photographs and seeing a couple recipes that I fancied. This book has ended up being one of my favorite bedtime reads! Her stories of her adventures and misadventures of raising chickens are interesting and hilarious at the same time. The delicious recipes included are kind of like a bonus. I have made the Chicken, basil and corn cakes, egg salad, and several of the roast chickens they all have been relatively easy, tasty, and best of all most of the recipes have ingredients that can be found at any local grocery store. All of the recipes include either chicken or eggs (thus the title) and it is also arranged by season which I love because I don't have to purchase expensive out of season items. I do not have plans on raising chickens anytime soon, but I have thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By H. Grove (errantdreams) TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 2, 2011
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Ms. Cole isn't afraid to share her foolish moments right alongside her strong ones, and the result is touching, hilarious, and highly educational. Certainly if you're thinking of raising chickens on a small scale, her book will teach you a lot--including whether you're really cut out for it! I absolutely loved many of the tips and stories, and couldn't help sharing some of them with the people around me. (When you get to the tale of trying to catch Lulu the hen, you'll laugh out loud!)

There are plenty of lovely recipes in here. The chicken sate was delightful: it's more of a coconut-curry sauce than the sweet peanutty sauce I'm used to from restaurants; different, but quite delicious. I also enjoyed the raspberry cream shortcakes, although I thought the shortcakes tasted a bit better after sitting overnight (the taste of the egg melded into the shortcake) while of course the raspberry cream is best right away. You might want to make the shortcakes a few hours before you plan to have them.

I thought the poached eggs over walnut-crusted cheese and whole grain toast sounded divine, but I felt a little disappointed when we made it. The recipe called for goat cheese cut into rounds and flattened out; not only did these not hold together when dipped in egg white, but the cheese was tart enough to overwhelm the egg a bit. I'd also use pecans instead of walnuts, as a further foil to the tartness. Finally, the yolks of the poached eggs used in this recipe were so liquid after the recommended cooking time that the resulting dish was very difficult to eat.

While the recipes have absolutely fantastic ideas and suggestions, as well as some very lovely tips and photos, I did find that the results could use a little tweaking.

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