Fargo’s French Chef Favors Farm-Fresh Eggs
Which Eggs Are Best?
BY MARIJO VIK
Why do we love eggs?
According to the Egg Nutrition Center:
“Eggs are an all-natural source of high-quality protein and a number of other nutrients, all for 70 calories per large egg. Cost-effective and versatile, the unique nutritional composition of eggs can help meet a variety of nutrient needs of children through older adults.
“Plus, eggs can play a role in weight management, muscle strength, healthy pregnancy, brain function, eye health and more.”
Eggs Part 1 – Have you thought about eggs? Where do they come from?
Eggs Part 2 – Farm-fresh eggs
According to the website for Doubting Thomas Farms:
“The farm has been in the Thomas family since 1878. Currently the 4th and 5th generations of Thomases live on-site and work to grow certified organic crops to provide local fresh-picked food for local restaurants such as Luna’s, Bernbaum’s, Twenty Below, the HODO and The Cafe Amaury in The Red Silo.”
Want to take a tour? Their farm is an open field classroom with hands-on tours where you can learn about and participate in activities ranging from egg gathering, mushroom growing, seed saving, investigating insect activity and much more.
Eggs Part 3 – French chef in Fargo
Benoit Decormeille originally came from France, was a chef in Germany at a French restaurant, than came to Fargo where he shares his talents preparing crepes during the Red River Farmers Market in summer. He also has a catering service and operates Cafe Amaury in The Red Silo, downtown Fargo.
You can read more about Benoit in an article from InForum
Eggs Part 4 – Test for freshness
How can you tell if your eggs are fresh?
If the egg sinks, it’s fresh.
If they’re a few weeks old but still good to eat, they’ll stand on one end.
If the egg floats to the surface, they are no longer fresh enough to eat.
(Marijo Vik is a 72-year-old senior at MSUM who hopes to graduate in May with a multimedia journalism major. MSUM will award a degree posthumously if she ends up in the ground before a gown. She has been a reporter for the Twin Valley Times, Twin Valley, Minnesota, since 2009 and will use her education to be a better reporter and editor. Contact her at email@example.com.)