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That omelette has a hideous pale, unappetising colour.

If someone goes to all the trouble of making a Youtube video about cooking omelettes, they really ought to get down the the farmers market first rather than the supermarket.
That's how a French omelette is supposed to be? https://www.foodandwine.com/how/french-omelet-chef-tips

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Rolled rather than folded, the ideal French omelette is very pale yellow in color, almost impossibly even in shape, and just barely set on the inside.
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That's how a French omelette is supposed to be? https://www.foodandwine.com/how/french-omelet-chef-tips

That's due to the cooking time being short, not the original raw egg colour!
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That's due to the cooking time being short, not the original raw egg colour!
Ok, I am sure you know best simply from watching the video where she bought her ingredients so I guess we will have to take your word for it.
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Ok, I am sure you know best simply from watching the video where she bought her ingredients so I guess we will have to take your word for it.

Wow, you finally understood, congratulations
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Old 02.12.2019, 15:05
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Ok, I am sure you know best simply from watching the video where she bought her ingredients so I guess we will have to take your word for it.
No seriously. It's a uniform yellow colour without any brown because of the way you cook it.

I just thought the eggs were pale and unappetising - before they were cooked - cooking won't improve that.

I^'m not having a go at you, more at Delia or whoever she is.

Shall I ask her where she bought her eggs?

You mentioned that you wanted your cooking to go stellar this year. The most important thing in my opinion is the quality of the raw ingredients and not the style of frying pan.

P.S. Tonight I'll try and find a 'stellar recipe' for the classic French omelette that I have at home.
It's basically the same as any other (naturally) but has a small amount of ice cold diced butter added to the eggs before cooking.

It's seriously the best.
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Old 02.12.2019, 15:09
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No seriously. It's a uniform yellow colour without any brown because of the way you cook it.

I just thought the eggs were pale and unappetising - before they were cooked - cooking won't improve that.

I^'m not having a go at you, more at Delia or whoever she is.

Shall I ask her where she bought her eggs?

You mentioned that you wanted your cooking to go stellar this year. The most important thing in my opinion is the quality of the raw ingredients and not the style of frying pan.

P.S. Tonight I'll try and find a 'stellar recipe' for the classic French omelette that I have at home.
It's basically the same as any other (naturally) but has a small amount of ice cold diced butter added to the eggs before cooking.

It's seriously the best.
I'm only teasing Tom. However, seems that many differ in colour depending on the chicken and their diet with no apparent relation of colour to quality: https://blog.backtotheroots.com/2016...color-meaning/

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Let’s set the record straight here: Yolk color has no relationship to egg quality, flavor, nutritive value, cooking characteristics or shell thickness, according to The American Egg Board. The macronutrient composition of darker-colored and lighter-colored eggs is identical, however there may be some very minor differences in micronutrient concentrations like vitamin A and lutein. All in all, an egg’s an egg.
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Old 02.12.2019, 15:17
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I'm only teasing Tom. However, many differ in colour depending on the chicken and their diet with no apparent relation of colour to quality: https://blog.backtotheroots.com/2016...color-meaning/
Further down in your link probably explains it better:

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Deep Orange
Since carotenoid-rich fodder is more common and available in “Pasture Raised”* operations, eggs from these chickens are more likely to be deeper orange in color. However, any chicken egg can turn out orange, not just pasture raised ones. As long as chicken feed contains the nutrients that trigger orangeness, the yolk will turn out this deeper color.



Mid-orange to golden yellow

Hen diets heavy in green plants, yellow corn, alfalfa and other plant material with xanthophylls pigment (a yellow-orange hue) will produce a darker yellow-orange yolk, according to Food & Nutrition Magazine. This is the most common color yolk we see in eggs available at the grocery store.



Pale yellow
Diets lower in xanthophylls, such as feeding regimens that consist of mostly wheat, white cornmeal or barley produce pale yellow yolks.
*Pasture-raised is free-range in a natural habitat.
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Old 02.12.2019, 15:24
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Even pasture-raised chickens will lay eggs with a lighter yolk in the winter when their diet is more limited.
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Whatever you end up plumping for, don't go for antique copper!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saxga-xm0Rk

Scary.
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Re: Stainless steel cooking pot and pan set: advice needed please!

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Even pasture-raised chickens will lay eggs with a lighter yolk in the winter when their diet is more limited.
Not only that but the color also changes based on what you feed them.
My grandmother used to feed her chickens Lots of white corn. So the eggs had light yolks.

Maybe grandma should have gone down to the farmerís market instead of her backyard....
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Not only that but the color also changes based on what you feed them.
I think that was covered in the last couple of posts.

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My grandmother used to feed her chickens Lots of white corn. So the eggs had light yolks.

Maybe grandma should have gone down to the farmerís market instead of her backyard....
Maybe she should have fed them a more varied diet or them them forage a bit for grasses, insects and so on?

If she only fed them white corn, of course they are going to have pale yolks.

Intensively-raised indoor chickens are fed a non-varied diet and pale yolks too.
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I think that was covered in the last couple of posts.



Maybe she should have fed them a more varied diet or them them forage a bit for grasses, insects and so on?

If she only fed them white corn, of course they are going to have pale yolks.

Intensively-raised indoor chickens are fed a non-varied diet and pale yolks too.
I've heard of teaching my grandma to suck eggs, but never teaching my grandma why her eggs suck.
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I think that was covered in the last couple of posts.
Great. Iím glad I can confirm.


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Maybe she should have fed them a more varied diet or them them forage a bit for grasses, insects and so on?

If she only fed them white corn, of course they are going to have pale yolks.
Why? She gave them white corn because that is what she grew. They wandered the yard but that doesnít mean you shouldnít feed them.


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Intensively-raised indoor chickens are fed a non-varied diet and pale yolks too.
you canít tell by the color where the eggs come from.
Youíre The one Who thinks light eggs are unappealing and that the woman should go to the farmers market to get eggs... they are not fresher or better just because the yolk is darker.
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Re: Stainless steel cooking pot and pan set: advice needed please!

There's also the small matter of "not actually knowing where the eggs at the farmers' market actually came from anyway" versus "these eggs came from those chickens over there".
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Re: Stainless steel cooking pot and pan set: advice needed please!

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Even pasture-raised chickens will lay eggs with a lighter yolk in the winter when their diet is more limited.
The quality and temperature of the lighting can have a huge influence on how a colour is perceived.

Before you start to discuss colours you need to consider the camera calibration and such things.
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The quality and temperature of the lighting can have a huge influence on how a colour is perceived.

Before you start to discuss colours you need to consider the camera calibration and such things.
So those eggs could be white and gold, or black and blue?
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Why? She gave them white corn because that is what she grew. They wandered the yard but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t feed them. .
Was it Northern Italy? The Polenta made there with white corn is fantastic!


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you can’t tell by the color where the eggs come from.
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True. Most people tell where they come from by looking at the side of the egg box!

My F.I.L. has his own chickens here -that's where we get our eggs (or did at least till this year when he stopped) - I reckon we can at least agree on one thing that home-reared eggs) like your grandmother's taste much better than ones from a supermarket, not least because they are so fresh.

I remember going to a friend's house when I was at primary school - they kept chickens and we had eggs for lunch and I still remember the amazing taste (this is was probably at the height of battery farming in the U.K.)

As for the colour - as I said, it's personal preference. For a pudding like creme brulee which has a large percentage of (white) cream, and some (white) sugar, using really pale eggs does not make for an appetising colour.
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Re: Stainless steel cooking pot and pan set: advice needed please!

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I think that was covered in the last couple of posts.



Maybe she should have fed them a more varied diet or them them forage a bit for grasses, insects and so on?

If she only fed them white corn, of course they are going to have pale yolks.

Intensively-raised indoor chickens are fed a non-varied diet and pale yolks too.
I have bought farm eggs, bio, free range and whatever combination you have it....in an omelette or scrambled eggs it doesn't make any difference.

Duck eggs have a very intense taste....as far as I remember.
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I have bought farm eggs, bio, free range and whatever combination you have it....in an omelette or scrambled eggs it doesn't make any difference.

Duck eggs have a very intense taste....as far as I remember.
It's true. I watched a programme where they did a blind tasting with a bunch of cheffy types and none of them got it right.
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I have bought farm eggs, bio, free range and whatever combination you have it....in an omelette or scrambled eggs it doesn't make any difference.
Colour or taste?

Maybe for taste it really is just the freshness that makes the biggest difference.
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