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From Tuscany, Secrets Of The Most Delicious Egg In The World

A dozen Paolo Parisi eggs can cost you 20 euros. But it's a small price for the finest Italian chefs, who can taste the difference when an egg comes from a hen fed on goat's milk.

"This egg knows more than the others"
"This egg knows more than the others"
Michele Brambilla

USIGLIANO DI LARI — A fried egg is simple enough to make, and hardly something to write home about. But if it’s one of Paolo Parisi’s eggs, and he cooks it for you himself, “it’s worth three Michelin stars,” says Aimo Moroni, a top Milan chef.

Parisi heats the oil and puts just the white of the egg into the pan. As it changes color, he scatters parmigiano reggiano on top. Then he puts in the yolk to cook for 30 seconds with high heat, and then some ground pepper. Finally it’s time for tasting — but no plates or silverware. I dip a slice of bread directly into the iron pan, and I am also allowed to use a spoon so as not to miss any delicious bits.

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