I just finished reading my new favorite cookbook, Chicken and Egg. It's really so much more than a cookbook though. Full of amazing recipes, it's a lovely memoir, too. Documented in a year of seasons, the author, Janice Cole shares the fun and foibles of a fledgling chicken mother while imparting spot on information for the would be chicken wrangler.
Her stories are charming and call to mind experiences of the last year. A completely uninterested, but later (very) proud husband. Discovering chickens have personalities. Learning chicken chasing is a most humiliating experience. A mother worries about her brood, feathered or not.
Why keep chickens? Beyond the fabulous eggs?
Read Chicken and Egg and you'll know.
3 years ago