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Eating in

Oeuf! It’s time to get cracking


Oeuf mayo, or egg mayonnaise, is a simple dish revered in France, says Dorie Greenspan in The New York Times. The French even have a society to “safeguard” it: the Association for the Protection of Egg Mayonnaise. The dish is “striking in its simplicity”. Just boil two eggs for seven minutes, until their yolks are firm but “a little jammy” in the centre. Then whip up a “velvety” homemade mayonnaise, or you could just thin out your favourite store-bought brand with a few drops of hot water and season it heavily. Halve the eggs, cover with mayonnaise, et voilà!

Cooking with Florence

The blockbuster Black Widow has smashed pandemic-era box office records since its release, and its star Florence Pugh, who plays Yelena Belova opposite Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, is now gracing small screens with her cheery cooking tutorials. Via Instagram Live, she has shared recipes for peanut butter ice cream, butternut squash soup and marmalade, regularly soundtracked by her favourite tunes. The cream of the crop is a tasty tzatziki, which has stolen the internet’s heart (see below). Mix Greek yogurt, olive oil, a grated cucumber and a clove of garlic (or up the ante to three like Pugh does), season to taste and serve.

Don’t believe everything you read

Expiry dates “rarely correspond to food actually expiring or spoiling”, says Alissa Wilkinson in Vox. Most food is fine for days or even weeks after the sell-by date, it may just be slightly less fresh. The labels encourage households to throw away perfectly good food – only to buy more. The average American family has been throwing out between about £980 and £1,640 worth of food per year. “We could buy half as much.” It’s time to start using your “own nose and mouth” to tell if your food has gone off.