Livornese (aka Leghorn) chickens highlighted in La Cucina Italiana

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by annaraven, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. annaraven

    annaraven Born this way

    Apr 15, 2010
    SillyCon Valley
    The April 2011 issue of La Cucina Italiana has an article highlighting the amazing eggs from Livornese chickens. I think it's funny that the article writer refers to them as a "local heritage breed (its name taken from the nearby port town of Livorno) is known as a prodigious egg layer." Um, yeah. Leghorns are. He doesn't seem to realize that Livornese chickens are known in the US as Leghorns. [​IMG]

    In any case, the eggs are selling for some outrageous amount (like $4 each!) for *cooking* and I think it's because these people just don't know any better. I mean, granted, my light brown leghorn does lay pretty great eggs with awesome yolks. [​IMG]

    Anyways - there are also some great egg recipes in the magazine. Check it out.

  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    great share [​IMG]
  3. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    Thanks for sharing. I'm going to cruise through all of the editions/recipes they have posted.

    Go figure about the Leghorn eggs. Wish we could get $4 ea for ours. [​IMG]

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