4 minutes.

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Breakfast, at least that’s what I’ve been told over and over again by newspapers and magazines, always quoting some doctors from lesser known universities, is the most important meal of the day, if you skip it you’ll die an agonizing death or you find yourself out of the job for performing badly any time soon, and although I can’t prove it with any medicinal facts, neither has my hair’s shine improved nor did I have fewer problems with learning Chinese, I do subscribe to that point of view as it is the only meal that includes a boiled egg. I love boiled eggs. My grandmother had them with moutarde à l’ancienne or “im Glas”, which is actually two boiled eggs with some spices served stirred in a glass, no stem, a tumbler, I’d say, and to anybody who like literary connections, like those who can’t eat a madeleine without quoting Proust, rambling on about their transporting smell and one’s childhood and all of that, I recommend Klaus Mann’s brilliant novel “Mephisto”, the “Ei im Glas” plays a small but dramatic part in it, but I seem to digress, my eggs are mostly eaten pure and simple, some salt, some crushed white pepper, that’s it, as long as the spoon is made from mother-of-pearl and the egg cup is to my liking.

3 thoughts on “4 minutes.

  1. I have never eaten Ei im Glas so that’s definitely on my list of things to do, along with finally reading Mephisto. Although for me, nothing compares with the beauty of this exquisite egg cup. I recall in the Loriot sketch, four and a half minutes was the magic egg boiling time but as your article is entitled ‘four minutes’, I guess this is the secret to the perfect breakfast.

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