frequently (ok, sometimesly) asked questions



how is "yeh" pronounced?

yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (exclamation points are optional.)

who is eggboy?

eggboy is my super special man friend! his real name is nick, but he earned the name eggboy a while back when he was eating zillions of eggs a day. he's since reduced that number, but we do love eggs and can't wait until our chickens start laying! we met while we were students at juilliard and our first date was a 40 mile long bike ride out to rockaway beach. when i'm around him i smile so hard my face hurts. read about how we came to be here.

what is percussion?

things you hit to make music out of. commonly: xylophones, marimbas, snare drums, timpanis. less commonly: triangles, rebar, butts. it was my major in college.

you look weird. 

that's not a question. 

i meant, what is your ancestry? 

my pops is chinese and my mum is... umm... new york (but before that, hungarian). i'm chinese and jewish, i celebrate christmas, hannukah, and three news years. i like bacon in my challah and pastrami in my egg rolls! 

so you don't keep kosher?


is there anything you don't eat?

i'll usually try anything twice. but bananas, some seafood, and most mushrooms make me want to vom.

whatup with them photos?

from may 2010-may 2013 i used a canon t1i with a kit lens and a 50mm/f1.8 lens. in may 2013 i bought a 5d mark ii and a big girl lens, a 24-70mm/f2.8 canon L. and in may 2015, i bought a 35mm/f1.4, which i use for most of my travel photos. i use lightroom and vsco (usually film pack 05) to edit.

how did you build your layout?

my blog is hosted on squarespace, which makes it pretty darn easy to create a clean layout. i use the amelie template.

 what's inside of your refrigerator?

dozens of eggs, a lot of science experiments (some of them are intended, some of them are not), tahini, and pounds and pounds of unsalted butter.

what is a stoopie?

stoopie is my older sister. she has a real name, and she's a chef in chicago. read more about the name here.

why don't you use caps?

cause they're stupid. (and because sometimes i don't know what things to capitalize so by eliminating all possibilities, i can never be wrong.)

can i reprint your work on my site?

feel free to take one photo with a link back to the original post. if you are interested in reprinting additional photos and/or the full recipe, please use the contact form at the left to inquire about rates. 


photo: chantell ziegler