Omelettes: Perfect Anytime


128 pages
Contains Photos, Index
ISBN 1-894022-87-4
DDC 641.6'75





Reviewed by Steve Pitt

Steve Pitt is a Toronto-based freelance writer and an award-winning journalist. He has written many young adult and children's books, including Day of the Flying Fox: The True Story of World War II Pilot Charley Fox.


Eggs have taken a beating over the last few decades after some doctors
said they were dangerous to everything from your heart to your
waistline. The Canadian Egg Marketing Agency hopes to get Canadians
cracking again with this collection of delicious, easy-to-make omelette
recipes. The book’s introduction points out that eggs meet the Heart
and Stroke Foundation’s criteria for healthy eating, and the book
includes a page on egg nutrition facts and another page on egg

On the other hand, after you see the book’s delicious pictures and
read the recipes, you may not care whether eggs are good for you or
not—you’ll just want an omelette. The recipes are divided into five
chapters: “Breakfast and Brunch,” “International Favourites,”
“Vegetarian,” “Meat and Seafood,” and “Dessert.” Some of the
recipes in this book include Prosciutto and Asiago Asparagus Omelette,
Greek Omelette with Basil Pesto, Thai Stuffed Omelette, Roasted Red
Pepper and Feta Cheese and Artichoke Frittata, Black Bean and Salsa
Omelette, Organic Greens and Ginger Omelette, Cashew and Spinach Fiesta
Frittata, Cilantro and Lemon Omelette, and Layered Mushroom and Zucchini
and Pepper Omelette. And if none of that interests you, there is a
recipe for the good old-fashioned basic omelette. These recipes were not
developed by professional chefs; instead, they were submitted by
Canadians from coast to coast who were asked to contribute their
favourite recipes. If you enjoy omelettes, you are sure to find
something new and exciting in this lovely little book.


“Omelettes: Perfect Anytime,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 27, 2024,