National What Week: Celebrate all things egg-cellent


National Egg Week runs from October 1


By Immi Calderwood and Hannah Pupkewitz

It’s no yolk, this week is National Egg Week and it’s time to get egg-cited and celebrate all things egg-cellent.

Egg week is a British Lion Eggs initiative designed to promote their nutritional benefits. Humans have been taking advantage of the protein, vitamins and minerals in eggs since the beginning of egg-sistence.

British Lion Eggs have prepared a different egg-based recipe for every day of the week including sun blush tomato, basil and mascarpone cheese omelette and Italian Eggs Benedict.

An eggs-traordinary 11 billion eggs are bought in the UK every year. Cleo, a waitress at Wimbledon’s Rosy Lea Café says people order all sorts of eggs: ‘‘Eggs are very important because they’re so popular.’’

We asked local Wimbledon and Kensington residents how they like their eggs in the morning.

 Alice Jones, 24, from Wimbledon, said: “I’m an all-round egg fan.”

Nadia Kossoff, 19, of Kensington, said: ‘I like soft boiled eggs so you can dip slices of toast in them!

Mary Brenderson, 46, of South Kensington, said: ‘Sunny side up. It’s always important to look on the sunny side of life!’

Soo Bishop, 55, from Collier’s Wood, said: “Always fried eggs. Poached eggs are weird – who’d want to do that to an egg? Not me.”

Jason Hurley, 24, of Chelsea: ‘Fried with hash-browns, bacon and sausages. And lots of ketchup.’

For more information on British Egg Week, including recipe ideas, visit

Photo courtesy of bixentro, with thanks.

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