Chicken and Egg pb: A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes

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    Chicken and Egg pb: A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes
    Janice Cole
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    Chicken coops have never been so chic! From organic gardens in parking lots to rooftop beekeeping, the appeal of urban homesteading is widespread. Chicken and Egg tells the story of veteran food writer Janice Cole, who, like so many other urbanites, took up the revolutionary hobby of raising chickens at home. From picking out the perfect coop to producing the miracle of the first egg, Cole shares her now-expert insights into the trials, triumphs, and bonds that result when human and hen live in close quarters. With 125 recipes for delicious chicken and egg dishes, poultry lovers, backyard farmers, and those contemplating taking the leap will adore this captivating illustrated memoir!
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  1. popsicle
    "Chicken and Egg"
    Pros - great recipes, cute stories
    I got this book when it was on sale for Kindle.

    It's a quick read of mostly anecdotal stories of the author and her hens, with a few informational tidbits throughout. There was one story about having to take the chickens to her sister's house while they went on vacation, she had a terrible time catching one of the hens and almost had to leave her behind. I think that would have been a great opportunity to let readers know that they could avoid such a situation if they catch the chickens the night before while roosting.

    All the recipes look fantastic. I will say that I found it a bit odd that in the stories the author made clear how uncomfortable she was cooking chicken after getting her hens--yet there are quite a lot of chicken recipes. I think I was expecting more egg recipes but we eat chicken so it's not an issue.

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