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Cookbook Love Podcast

Sep 7, 2023

Welcome to the latest episode of our podcast. Today on the podcast, I have an interview with Mimi Dvorak Smith. Mimi is the author of Too Many Eggs: A Collection of over 800 Egg Recipes and Their Fascinating History. What started as a journey ordering 25 chickens by mail ended up being a life with young chickens laying 2 dozen eggs each day. So Mimi did what cooks do: she started a notebook that contained recipes she could make with her abundance of eggs. When her brother died, her project moved front and center as she hired an editor, received some feedback, and worked through the material, which would ultimately become this old-style recipe book for eggs, complete with recipes, footnotes, side stories, and illustrations (no photos). Mimi now markets her books using postcards and personalized notes to reach independent bookstores, cookbook reviewers, podcasters, and any store that sells chickens or chicken paraphernalia. 

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Things We Mention In This Episode:

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Too Many Eggs website