Friday, 8 March 2013

Welcome to The Egg Award 2013

The idea for The Egg Award 2013 was hatched (I know, I know but there'll be a lot more) after Croft Organic approached Edinburgh chefs and food bloggers Just Love Food to help them promote their fresh, country, certified organic eggs.  After much consultation it was decided to initiate a competition that would spread the word to the public and trade about local produce.

The Egg Award 2013 then, is borne out of community love for local egg farmers and producers to promote the difference in flavour between a freshly laid organic egg and a commercially produced product.  So no matter whether it's a large farm or a local neighbour whose hens lays fresh eggs every day, as long as their fresh organic eggs and not supermarket bought it's time to get cooking!

The Egg Award 2013 will be for everyone from professional chefs to home cooks and school children to create and cook an egg recipe using locally sourced fresh, organic eggs, whether hen, duck or any other!  The award will be promoted using social media in order to raise awareness with as many people as possible.  Needless to say, the nature of Twitter and Facebook means that the competition has global potential 

Professional chefs entering will be encouraged to serve their egg recipe using their locally sourced eggs in their cafe/pub/restaurant and promote it as they see fit.  The Egg Award will promote them on twitter using the hashtag #BestEggyChefRecipe

All approved recipes whether professional or home cooked will be featured on The Egg Award 2013 blog.

Conditions for entering a recipe:

Your egg recipe will have to use locally sourced eggs.  When submitting please add 1: Where the eggs come from. 2: Who is producing them and their ethos. 3: A photo of the farm, the birds or the eggs.

You'll need to add 1: A list of ingredients. 2: The method. 3: A photo of the finished dish.

Initially recipes will be judged on the ethos of the egg sourced, creative use of the egg and on reaching the final cook off, flavour.

The final date for entries will be the 31st July 2013.

The winner will be announced 10th August 2013

The prize for the best recipe will be a unique hand carved, driftwood egg, a set of Blackrock Ceramic Knives, a fine art print donated by Armadillo Central  and of course the ensuing promotion and press coverage.  Please note there is no cash prize involved, purely the fame and satisfaction of knowing you've helped your local community producers.

You can send your entry to the organisers by email to.....

You can also post your entry on Twitter using the hashtag #EGGrecipe2013

All entries will be published on this blog and promoted on Twitter.

The prize list (which is being added to all the time) is as follows:


Blackrock Knives

BlackRock Ceramic knife setThe winner of The Egg Award 2013 will be presented with a unique trophy of a hand carved driftwood egg which is in the process of being created right now.  In the meantime those lovely people at Blackrock Ceramic Knives have donated a set of their knives!

You can find out more about Blackrock Knives by clicking on this link.....

The lovely people at have donated a PolyScience® Smoking Gun
PolyScience® Smoking Gun
They're the UK's leading supplier of sous vide and vacuum packing equipment. Based in the North West of England they are a family run business that distributes all over the UK, Ireland and Europe to aspirational chefs and foodies who enjoy cooking, who strive for consistency and accuracy whilst always looking to further refine their cooking skills. At their portfolio of products offers everything you would need for sous vide cooking commercially or domestically, from sous vide water baths, thermal circulators, vacuum sealers, vacuum packing machines and vacuum pouches.

You can learn more about by clicking on this link

Armadillo Central

Juliet Kepes print Two Steps Forward One Step Back

Another addition to our list of prizes is this fine art print 'Two Steps Forward One Step Back' by Juliet Kepes (1919-1999) - painter, illustrator, sculptor and children’s book author, born in London in 1919.  The print has been donated by Armadillo Central who publish original writing alongside fine art and photography.

You can find out more about Armadillo Central by clicking on this link.....

Judges and competition organisers can be followed on Twitter and are.....


Food blogger/chef and The Egg Award 2013 Organiser.


Music/food blogger, Twitter celebrity, Jack Russell and The Egg Award Promotions Team.


BBC Radio 4 panelist on The Kitchen Cabinet

and The Egg Award 2013 Judge.


BBC 1 Masterchef contestant, head chef of The Cheese Kitchen and The Egg Award 2013 Judge.


Head Chef at 2AA Rosette Etrop Grange Hotel, Manchester and The Egg Award 2013 Judge.


Trained with Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir, worked with Simon Rimmer and now head chef of his own pop-up restaurant in Manchester and The Egg Award 2013 Judge.


Chef patron of Restaurant Mark Greenaway in Edinburgh and Scottish Great British Menu contestant for Red Nose Day.

Foodies100 Index of UK Food Blogs
Morphy Richards

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