Egg babies. (Hmm, not sure quite what I think about that one!) The biggest Easter egg in the world. More pictures of the biggest Easter egg in the world. Eggs online for those inclined in the natural-historical direction. Good news if you enjoy eating eggs. (I had two poached eggs for my post-run breakfast this morning, with toast, granola and a double skim cappuccino, but on the eating front, I am not an egg enthusiast--more of an egg pragmatist.) Egg handbags. (Very desirable, but perhaps slightly too literally Faberge? If I were going to make slavishly Faberge artifacts, I would make them in a delicious edible medium--chocolate! On which note, demented as it may be, I kind of want one of these! But these are more tasteful, as it were. This is rather extraordinary but in my opinion built on the wrong scale--sometimes small really is far more appealing than large...)
My own offerings are meager in comparison! Egg-related New Yorker cartoons. (Here's an apt one!)
Nigel Jones's Telegraph review of Toby Faber's Faberge's Eggs: The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces that Outlived an Empire.
A great egg passage from Larissa MacFarquar's profile of chef David Chang, in this past week's New Yorker (not available online):
Serpico noticed a giant eggshell next to Chang's computer.A delightful egg-related moment from one of my favorite novels from childhood, Eric Linklater's The Wind on the Moon:
"Is that the ostrich egg you cooked up the other day?" he asked. "How was it?"
"It was awful," Chang said. "I wanted it over easy, you know---I wanted to pretend I was Fred Flintstone. So I got a big rondeau, put like two inches of oil, and I was gonna deep-fry the motherfucker, but there was so much water content in the white that it just sort of dispersed. It looked like cottage cheese."
"The egg yolk, though--the egg yolk was massive. Equivalent to twenty-four chicken eggs."
(Also highly recommended: Rob Nixon's Dreambirds: The Strange History of the Ostrich in Fashion, Food and Fortune.)
Finally, for those who were children in the 1970s and fought with their siblings for the prize of the infinitely alluring plastic egg-shaped container Mom's panty-hose came in: The L'Eggs Idea Book.