I recently discovered a great website where you can learn all about National Food Days celebrated in the US.
Intrigued, I googled British National Food Days and unbelievably found just one.
But, what a "one" it turned out to be, drumroll please..................
the first Sunday in February has been declared "Yorkshire Pudding Day"
Click here to go to the Recipes4us.co.uk to learn how this celebratory day came about, and please join me on Sunday to honor this wonderful iconic British dish.
Meanwhile ........in the US, February is amongst other things Hot Breakfast Month
and the hot breakfast of choice here at the Presbytere is poached egg on toast. Mmmmm!
I don't know if you remember the scene in the movie "Julie & Julia" but Julie had a terrible time trying to poach an egg.
It didn't help I suppose that she hadn't ever eaten an egg in her life and sort of had an "egg phobia".
During 30+ years of married bliss I must have poached hundreds of eggs, using a variety of methods.
Taught by my mother to use one of these, it stood me in good stead for many years.
A couple of years ago I discovered these little poach pods from Lakeland but couldn't get on with them at all, the egg always seemed to stick a liitle bit, to the inside.
A friend told me that Delia's method is foolproof, click here, and it is.
However, I found the very best way to poach an egg in the Hairy Bikers 12 days of Christmas cook book which I blogged about here in December.
For the poached eggs, pour enough water into a large deep pan so that it is two-thirds full. Bring to the boil. Place the eggs, still in their shells, into the boiling water for 20 seconds, then remove with a slotted spoon.
Add a splash of white wine vinegar to the pan, then swirl the water gently to create a whirlpool effect. Crack one egg into the centre of the whirlpool and poach for 2-3 minutes, or until the egg is cooked to your liking.
Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside to drain on kitchen paper.
Keep warm. Repeat the process with the remaining eggs
Step 3, foolproof.
Do this and you won't ever worry about your poached eggs again, if only Julie had used Si & Dave's method, as shown in my photographs, she could have saved herself a lot of anguish.
Linking this post to Miz Helens Country Cottage Full Plate Thursday gathering and also Gollums Foodie Friday, you can click on the sidebar buttons too, to find mouthwatering food from around the world.