Most food-oriented people eventually learn how to cook. They may not be the most amazing chefs, and they might actually only know one recipe really well, but they usually end up knowing enough about food to tell you how or why things work. But what about those people who just don't get it? You know the ones I'm talking about. The ones that end up cooking the cardboard along with their frozen pizza or the ones that use cornstarch instead of corn meal. You know the ones I'm talking about. Well if you know any of those folks, or if you are one of those folks - and hey, no shame if you are! we all have to start somewhere! - then this just might want to pass this on. The folks at the American Egg Board are on the Search for America's Worst Cook. Just send them your "you won't believe this really happened" story in 200 words or less (photos and video optional) and you just might win a free trip to New York City where you can take cooking classes at the Institute of Culinary Education. And if your lousy cook doesn't win, you should at least point out the Tips section of the Worst Cook website, their they can learn what the difference between scrambled eggs and poached ones.
Each Easter, since 1994, every state has sent a decorated egg to the White House. The eggs are created by artists from across the US and are decorated to represent each of the 50 states (plus one for DC). The collection is coordinated by the American Egg Board and this year there's a tiny bit of controversy. When the eggs were unveiled this week, everyone got to see them all, including the Wyoming state egg. Unlike other state eggs, which were decorated by state artists, American Egg Board had the Wyoming egg decorated by Phillip M. LeDonne, the son of an "administrative person" at the board, because they "couldn't locate a Wyoming egg artist."
I don't know about you guys, but this sounds like a pretty lame excuse. Also, check out the quality of the Wyoming egg in comparison to the others. This is California's egg on the left, designed by Jimmy Hasko. LeDonne's egg is on the right.
Camelia El-Antably, deputy manager of the Wyoming Arts Council had this to say:
We're disappointed that we were not contacted to be asked to help find an artist who could represent our state, and we hope in the future to have an artist that can represent Wyoming.
You can check out the White House's webpage to see the rest of the 2007 State Easter Eggs.