Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Eggs” as Want to Read:
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


4.12  ·  Rating details ·  172 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
The egg is the simplest and most complete food, highly nutritious and versatile enough for the quickest of meals or the smartest of dinner parties. It’s also a favorite of pâtissiers and dessert chefs. Michael Roux--for many years a chef at the top of his profession and a global traveler with a passion for different cuisines--is the ideal author to take a new look at one o ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published February 24th 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (first published October 7th 2005)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Eggs, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Eggs

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
Jul 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
My all time favorite cook book! Makes good use of my chickens! Not a recipe in it I haven't liked so far!
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cooking
Good book with some of the best layout/pictures I've seen. There wasn't much here in terms of tips and technique (although it had more than most cookbooks) as it was mostly recipes (which looked delicious!)
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Love the cookbook for all its technicalities on the cooking, frying, poaching, scrambling of eggs. And these are only a few of the methods used.

Not all recipes have a low threshold for home cooking, some are very time consuming and others have harder-to-get ingredients. But that goes with the territory of a Michelin-star chef.

I already have some favourite recipes and as a huge lover of eggs I intend to try them all.
Oct 01, 2008 rated it liked it
Great cookbook to learn any egg-cookery related skill. Not great for all around meals, but hey, you'll learn to make great poached eggs, deep-fried eggs, any sort of scramble, omelet, soft-hard boiled… the list goes on.
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very good and reliable book. Very detailed and precise in all recipes that I tried. It might be luck but all my Souffles from the book came out perfect. A must have in every cook kitchen either amateur or professional.
Mauro Kaliski
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excelente livro, indico a todos!!
Feb 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Pg 290 chocolate sabayon. Divine!
Mar 06, 2011 added it
Shelves: cookbooks
I skimmed it. While the technique parts are clear and helpful, none of the recipes are things I would make at home.
Warot Rodolph
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely brilliant
If you thought you knew about eggs, well think again and read this masterpiece!
So worth it!
Feb 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
I juts bought it! The recipes look great, can't wait to try them!
rated it really liked it
Aug 15, 2009
rated it really liked it
Jun 18, 2010
Mr Matthew R Groves
rated it it was amazing
May 27, 2017
Garytt nelson
rated it it was amazing
Nov 19, 2016
rated it it was amazing
Apr 08, 2015
rated it liked it
Jun 07, 2014
Janice J Minor
rated it really liked it
Dec 16, 2015
Jan Blake
rated it it was amazing
Jan 02, 2015
rated it it was amazing
Dec 04, 2011
Sylwia Hennek
rated it it was amazing
Jan 11, 2013
rated it really liked it
Mar 14, 2018
rated it it was ok
Jan 11, 2015
rated it really liked it
Mar 09, 2016
Mundes Olara
rated it really liked it
Jul 29, 2016
Marc Howes
rated it liked it
Jan 07, 2014
rated it really liked it
Oct 19, 2017
rated it really liked it
Oct 11, 2014
rated it it was ok
May 31, 2011
Rosemary Rycroft
rated it really liked it
Mar 20, 2017
Debi Williams
rated it liked it
Jun 28, 2012
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Crazy Water Pickled Lemons: Enchanting Dishes from the Middle East, Mediterranean and North Africa
  • Dough: Simple Contemporary Breads [With DVD]
  • Room for Dessert: 110 Recipes for Cakes, Custards, Souffles, Tarts, Pies, Cobblers, Sorbets, Sherbets, Ice Creams, Cookies, Candies, and Cordials
  • Rick Stein's Far Eastern Odyssey
  • Local Breads: Sourdough and Whole-Grain Recipes from Europe's Best Artisan Bakers
  • Real Cooking (tpb)
  • Homebaking: The Artful Mix of Flour and Tradition Around the World
  • Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafés of Vienna, Budapest and Prague
  • Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape: 100 Of My Favourite Indian Recipes
  • Heston's Fantastical Feasts
  • Modern Classics Book 2: Cookies, Biscuits  Slices, Small Cakes, Cakes, Desserts, Hot Puddings, Pies  Tarts
  • The Complete Keller: The French Laundry Cookbook  Bouchon
  • Maggie's Harvest
  • Marcella Cucina
  • Herbs & Spices: The Cook's Reference
  • Moro: The Cookbook
  • Home Made Summer
  • Heart of the Artichoke: and Other Kitchen Journeys
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »