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.