Readily available at farmers' markets, local farms, and gourmet shops, and from the ever-more-present backyard chicken coop, fresh eggs offer nutritional benefits as well as delicious flavor. With "The Fresh Egg Cookbook," author and chicken keeper Jennifer Trainer Thompson serves up 101 creative recipes for enjoying and celebrating the versatility of eggs.From the perfect soft-boiled egg to French toast, omelets, eggs Florentine, and huevos rancheros, readers will find a wealth of favorite breakfast offerings with new twists. Local, fresh eggs bring out the best in classic preparations such as Caesar salad, spaghetti carbonara, eggnog, and homemade mayonnaise. In recipes ranging from smoothies to casseroles, deviled and stuffed eggs to stews, Thompson offers inventive variations for spicing up eggs and combining them with fresh seasonal vegetables for every meal of the day. She also shares amusing anecdotes about her own chickens and family life with a backyard flock. With easy recipes and tasty flavor combinations, "The Fresh Egg Cookbook" is the perfect book for any egg-loving kitchen (and especially one within clucking distance of a backyard coop!).