11 January 2013

5 egged



k.smartt's sister moved here several months ago, which has turned out to be quite an unexpected boon in the area of "embarrassing questions i do not want to ask actual britons." like, where are the eggs?

you guys, i have SCOURED multiple grocery stores in search of eggs and i got nothing. it's like an entire nation of no eggs. except it obviously couldn't be.

i knew i was doing something wrong. i emailed c.smartt the embarrassing question i didn't want to ask actual britons and she promptly wrote back: yeah, they dont refrigerate them! so usually they're actually by the bread. things i never would have guess in a bazillion years.

5 comments:

Meggie said...

Is that even safe??? Mike says it is (something about the logistics of transporting cold/frozen foods) but euw...

mak said...

I was about the ask the exact same thing!

oline said...

apparently it's safe. unlikely, but safe.

Meggie said...

I googled. Apparently it is questionably safe. Americans like sanitary conditions and not getting food poisoning so we do this pressure wash thing on our eggs that other countries don't do. The pressure wash makes the eggs more susceptible to food poisoning. But then it went on about how most of the world gets salmonella frequently and is ok with it.

oline said...

which is odd, because the britons i know in america have always treated salmonella as a rampant american phenomenon. i base this largely on their reaction to my consumption of raw cookie dough, which is- of course- an american birthright.