Is it just me or does it feel like everyone’s having babies?  Friends, family members (I’m expecting a niece or nephew any day now), and tons of bloggers (who, of course, I consider my friends) are all pregnant.  There are newborns and toddlers all around me!  And I love them all… I really do.  I adore children and it’s been marvelous getting to watch them grow.  But I’m also glad that I can hold them and play with them and feed them and spoil them rotten… but once there’s poop or vomit, I can give them back.  Yeah, that’s nice.

The point of this post, however, is to honor my friend and fellow food blogger, Jen Schall of My Kitchen Addiction.  She is one of those many pregnant people in my life and she should be popping some time in the next month.  Jen and I have met each other a handful of times, but I feel like I’ve truly gotten to know her through our interactions on each other’s blogs, Facebook, Twitter and a number of other social media networks.  I can easily say that she is one of the sweetest people I’ve met and she also happens to be a damn talented baker (she made these amazing gluten-free cookies last year for The Big Summer Potluck.  She was modest about her skills, but everyone agreed that they were fabulous).  Jen, if you’re reading this, I want you to know that I adore you and I know that you’re going to make the most wonderful and caring mother.

Anyway, a bunch of us bloggers have joined forces to throw a big virtual surprise baby shower for Jen.  We’re all bringing something to the party: snacks, desserts, and plenty of good wishes.  Here’s a list of some other folks who are in on the shower… be sure to check them all out.  Oh, and if you have any words of wisdom for Jen, feel free to leave them in the comment section.  Unfortunately, I have none.  Good luck, I guess. Do people say that?

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  • September 20, 2012 - 8:03 am

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  • September 20, 2012 - 8:25 am

    Aimee @ Simple Bites - I think ‘good luck’ is completely appropriate. =) And yes, babies everywhere!

    I’m totally crushing on this salad, though, with its simple execution and rustic look. You constantly amaze me with your ability to bring humble ingredients together and make them sing.

    This is going on my weekend menu!ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 8:26 am

    Amanda - This so beautiful Brian… the perfect dish for any party!ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 8:28 am

    Rachel Cooks - Yum! Love everything about this!ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 9:00 am

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  • September 20, 2012 - 9:11 am

    DessertForTwo - What a gorgeous salad! :)ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 9:13 am

    Monet - Just lovely sweet friend. And I completely agree, everyone is having babies! This is a beautiful potato salad. So much more elegant than what is normally served. Thank you for inspiring me to pick up a bag at the market today. Hugs and love.ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 9:37 am

    Ann Mah - A virtual surprise baby shower? What an adorable idea! Any new parent would love the sublime simplicity of this recipe.ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 9:50 am

    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. - What a great idea Brian!ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 9:50 am

    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction - If I’m reading this?? Of course I am reading it!! :)

    Thanks so much for your sweet post, Brian. I am so lucky and blessed to have so many amazing friends. It’s been such a pleasure getting to know you better over the past few years. Hopefully I will see you soon so that I can get you to take a few photos of the new baby, since you take the best photos of pretty much anyone I know!

    And, this potato salad looks absolutely perfect… Everything about it! It is perfect for a fall get together, and I know we’ll be getting some potatoes in our CSA very soon, so I will give it a try. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 10:19 am

    Bev @ Bev Cooks - I just love your dreamy photography! It’s like I’m in an old western movie and I’m on a horse and I’m wearing a cape. It’s pretty hot.

    this looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 10:24 am

    Paula - bell'alimento - That is one gorgeous potato salad & I totally agree with Bev. Now where’s my cape ; )ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 10:29 am

    Heidi @foodiecrush - Babies all around you? Is it making you baby hungry Brian? I love how simple the recipe is, with the add-on of green beans and zero mayo for a healthier version. Nice work mister!ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 10:33 am

    Carolyn - No babies here, I am SO done with that. You can have one of mine, if you want 😉

    Yummy baby potatoes, though.ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 10:37 am

    Ana Cooks - I’m in love with your food photography!
    It’s different from all the other food blogs i follow…
    it’s warm and cozy.
    I just loved it!ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 10:58 am

    Jenny @ BAKE - what a gorgeous dish! i love the vintage feel of your photographsReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 11:07 am

    Mallory - Love the salad and the photos…you always have such lovely pictures that make my stomach growl! I love the haziness.
    Love the idea of a virtual baby shower, and yes, everyone is have children!ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 11:56 am

    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective - It looks gorgeous, I’m sure Jen would love it!ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 1:26 pm

    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts - There are babies galore lately! What a great potato salad for a party. I love that they are roasted!ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 2:40 pm

    Denise - Brian, great use of flavors. I love adding green beans to a potato salad as I am all about texture. Have never thought of adding feta, what a wonderful way to get the creamy part of the salad involved. Keeping this on file!ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 3:03 pm

    Katie - Honestly, I’ve been seeing so many pregnant people and small babies in and around Boston lately. I was starting to wonder if maybe I had just become more observant in general, or developed a fine-tuned sensitivity to large bellies… I’m slightly relieved that others are noticing the same!ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 4:19 pm

    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies - Yes, I feel the same way–so! many! babehs! This salad is so perfect for this time of year–beans are at the end of their season & potato season is just starting. :)ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 5:35 pm

    Kiran @ - LOVE that you paired it with green beans. So rustic and flavorful :)ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 7:52 pm

    bridget {bake at 350} - Love, love, love…especially the bit of crumbled cheese on top. So pretty…and I don’t say that about vegetables very often! 😉ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 8:21 pm

    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen - This whole baby thing must be in the air, seems like everyone I know is pregnant or just gave birth as well!ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 8:23 pm

    Andrew Frishman - Mmmmnnnn!. . . I LOVES me some fingerlings, especially when they are potatoes (or even better, trout!)

    Cuando todo está dicho y hecho, el acto de ser uno de los padres consiste en un conjunto de actividades radicalmente desinteresada y muchas veces incomprensible inconveniente. Dos adultos que de otro modo podría emplear su tiempo y sus recursos en actividades placenteras de diversa índole optar por buscar la vivienda y proporcionar alimentos y otras instalaciones para los organismos dependientes cuyos horarios completamente personal, por otra parte, no podría estar en mayor desacuerdo con los adultos, y que involucran a sus padres literalmente durante décadas en un compromiso entre un programa de trabajo o de placer y las exigencias de su descendencia. No es del todo sorprendente que los padres pueden tener un hijo, aunque sólo sea por error o debido a las expectativas confusas de felicidad. Lo que es realmente sorprendente es que la mayoría de los padres tienen más de un hijo.
    Lionel TigerReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2012 - 9:46 pm

    Lisa | With Style and Grace - Yes, it’s true, everyone is pregnant. I think it’s all the kids from the baby boom generation who are now having kids. Oh, I’d totally eat this, but probably pick out the green beans – says my pregnant self 😉ReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2012 - 12:20 am

    sippitysup - I thought you might be spilling some important new yourself;-) GREGReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2012 - 2:05 am

    Kimberley - Dreamiest pictures ever! And yes please to this potato salad. It sounds wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2012 - 8:00 am

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  • September 21, 2012 - 8:08 am

    Jeanette - I just love the idea of a virtual party – love the mood set by your special photo effects! This salad is perfect for the cooler weather coming.ReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2012 - 11:16 am

    Lora @cakeduchess - Jen is such a doll and I am so happy for her. I think this potato salad is a delicious idea for a real baby shower. Or for me right now for lunch!:)ReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2012 - 4:27 pm

    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet - How fun. I love this blogging community! So amazingly wonderful. The fingerling salad looks darned tasty too!! :)ReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2012 - 7:59 pm

    Ana Lee - Photos are okay — but very dark & look washed out. Try using natural light & a light box.

    I am a food stylist :-))ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2012 - 7:27 am

    JulieD - Your potato salad sounds and looks great…I’m now obsessed and have to try these soon!! What a great thing you all did for Jen!!ReplyCancel

  • September 23, 2012 - 1:58 pm

    Tracy - Thank you so much for bringing this delicious salad to Jen’s virtual shower (and for being the only boy to attend, haha)! It looks amazing, and I’ll definitely be adding this to my party food repertoire. I know Jen will love it, too!ReplyCancel

  • September 23, 2012 - 9:45 pm

    Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies - Brian, thank you so much for being a darling friend and participating in Jen’s shower. I’m normally not a potato salad fan at all – but yours looks simply gorgeous! Loving the green beans and red pepper flakes too, and that there’s no mayo in sight!ReplyCancel

  • September 23, 2012 - 9:57 pm

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  • September 24, 2012 - 9:51 am

    shelly (cookies and cups) - Potato Salad is my weakness…I honestly can’t wait to make this!ReplyCancel

  • September 26, 2012 - 11:55 am

    Stacey - Wonderful post Brian! Must be in the air….got a couple of maternity sessions. 😉 Love the cool, moody images!ReplyCancel

  • September 26, 2012 - 8:28 pm

    Kasey - Hi, preggo here! I understand your sentiment…and I feel like a lot of people are pregnant, too! So lovely of you to throw a virtual baby shower for your friend…and this salad sounds delicious. Love me some fingerling potatoes, esp. at this time of year.ReplyCancel

  • September 27, 2012 - 3:22 pm

    Meeta - I’m not having any babies — but I will have another portion of this. A great potato salad!ReplyCancel

  • September 28, 2012 - 11:01 pm

    Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking - if you ever get to central VA you’re more than welcome to baby sit mine for few hours :)
    Lovely salad Brian, perfect for any partyReplyCancel

  • October 17, 2012 - 1:27 am

    Joy - The salad looks looks wonder.ReplyCancel

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    Mike Gibson - stop putting that stupid filter on your photos.ReplyCancel

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a morning person.  When I wake up, no matter how early it is, I am flooded with joy at the day’s prospects.  As a child, it was television that inspired me to rise. I’d walk out of my bedroom into a completely still house and quietly make my way downstairs, where I’d watch cartoons before the rest of my family awoke.  The stations flipped with a click of the remote, switching back and forth between episodes of The Muppet Show and Ghostbusters (yes, I’m a child of the ’80s). These were my hours to get lost in mindless programs and I cherished these moments.

Since my youth, the way I spend my mornings has changed.  When I’m not pressured to get out of the house, I curl up on the couch and read newspaper articles on the computer, with Maki sleeping by my side and a plate of fresh pastries on the table before me.

I like mornings because it’s my time. Time to relax and reflect, time to do what I want to do before work gets in the way.  And for that short period, my mind is clear. I can think and write and read.  I can sip and nibble and in no way do I feel rushed.  Most importantly, I can breath.  Slowly and steadily.

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  • September 10, 2012 - 5:13 am

    sreebindu - dreamy and beautiful pictures :)

  • September 10, 2012 - 6:13 am

    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel - You’re killing me! I want these so much!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 6:46 am

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - I seriously need to get myself a popover pan! These are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 8:14 am

    shelly (cookies and cups) - Do I need a popover pan for these or can I use muffin tins? I’ve never made popovers, but seriously, you have made me think I need one NOW!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 8:14 am

    Gail - WHOA!
    That’s what I call taking popovers to the next level! Gorgeous shots, as usual, Brian!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 8:18 am

    thyme (Sarah) - Love this post. Love the popovers. Mornings are everything to me. I wake up about 5:45, brew my delicious coffee and watch the sun rise. Because I homeschool, I too can relax at the kitchen table and wait for my son to join me. I liken this morning time to what many people must experience with “praying” or “meditating” (even though I don’t do either). Oh, yes…and all breakfast foods are my favorites.ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 8:38 am

    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective - Brian, I can’t say popover with reverting to my best Elderly New Yorker accent… Pap ovahhhhh! It’s a bad habit, I know.

    These popovers make me want to cry with happiness.ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 8:42 am

    Aimee @ Simple Bites - Just amazing, Brian! I think I’ll make these for my boy’s dinner for a treat with some of our farm fresh eggs. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 9:19 am

    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies - I tend to be more of a morning person when I know there’s something delicious waiting for me for breakfast. I think these would fit the bill!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 10:45 am

    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. - oh wow Brian! Just lovelyReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 10:57 am

    Eliana - Have never seen a popover look for beautiful! Love them Brian.ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 11:24 am

    Jeanette - I haven’t made popovers in years – I don’t think mine ever came out as lofty as these – gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 11:42 am

    sippitysup - I’m a morning person too,though I do like to get the day going slowly. So be extra quite when you are plating these up for me. GREGReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 12:03 pm

    kickpleat - Popovers covered in sugar & spices? I’m in!!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 12:18 pm

    Rosie @ Sweetapolita - Oh my goodness, Brian–these look amazing. I’m a total morning person, and what better treat to have with morning coffee. I even love the name “popover.” Yours look divine! xoReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 1:02 pm

    Carolyn - Um, I want it. Now. Help!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 3:29 pm

    Ashley - These look amazing. Perfect as fall is heading our way. I can’t wait to try.ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 8:01 pm

    Russell at Chasing Delicious - These look fantastic, boy. I love the styling in the shot too – makes me feel like I’m looking at a vintage cookbook.ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 8:52 pm

    Marnely Rodriguez-Murray - I feel the same way about mornings. Sipping coffee with the morning light, cuddled in my comfy robe, and surfing the web makes each day a perfect beginning. I make popovers daily at work but have never thought about SWEET popovers. What a treat! Thanks for sharing dear!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 9:16 pm

    Joanna @ Chic & Gorgeous Treats - I had my very first popovers at Mayfare Tavern in San Francisco, last year. Talk about being outdated. I fell in love with it and since then had been craving for them ever since coming back home. I thought they were savoury, however I am loving your idea on sweet aroma popovers too. Can’t wait to make these to bring myself back to those memories. Have a good week ahead!!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 9:19 pm

    Sneh | Cook Republic - Your mornings seem so similar to mine except Maki and the pastries, lol. Popovers look like my kind of thing, I had never heard of them or seen them before, can you believe it? Is it an American thing? From the ingredient list, they look like they must be very similar to choux pastry? Thanks for the inspiration Brian!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 11:20 pm

    Andrew Frishman - Mnnn. . . I LOVES me some popovers, especially when they pop over.

    azúcar y especias y todas las cosas buenasReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2012 - 8:37 am

    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings - Love these popovers!!ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2012 - 8:46 am

    Monet - Hi love. I am a morning person too. I woke up at 6am just to start on my croissants. I can’t wait until I can sit down in a few hours with a big jar of jam. Now if only I had these in the oven too! They look just heavenly. And anything with a bit of sugar and cinnamon makes me smile wider. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2012 - 11:04 am

    chinmayie @ love food eat - Such beautiful pictures! Lovely morning light.ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2012 - 12:35 pm

    carrian - I just saw this over at tastespotting and I had to come check it out. Gorgeous photos, and I am totally pinning this.ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2012 - 1:14 pm

    Kelsey - love these shots, brian :)ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2012 - 2:58 pm

    JulieD - Absolutely gorgeous, Brian!! I want like 6 of these right now!!ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2012 - 3:27 pm

    A Brown Table - OMG, popovers for breakfast! I could eat this every morning. Also, I am excited to have discovered your site!ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2012 - 4:37 pm

    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen - Ah you see that’s how I feel about evenings. I’m a night owl from way back, it’s my quiet time when I relax and unwind.ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2012 - 4:58 pm

    Kristen - I feel the same way about mornings. Love this post and these popovers!ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2012 - 7:23 pm

    Kiran @ - So beautiful and dreamy photos, Brian!

    ps: share the same feelings about “morning” :)ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2012 - 7:50 pm

    Kasey - Brian, what are you doing to me?! These look heavenly. I recently bought a popover pan and have been making those suckers left and right…the sugar and spice? I’m totally sold. I agree with you about mornings…it’s definitely my favorite part of the day. What a way to welcome fall!ReplyCancel

  • September 12, 2012 - 2:29 am

    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious - It’s always nice to find a blog gem! Great recipe and I like your outlook on morning time!ReplyCancel

  • September 12, 2012 - 8:30 am

    Joanne - I feel absolutely the same way about my mornings! They are favorite part of the day and I hate having my “me” time interrupted. :) These popovers sound like the perfect way to spoil myself.ReplyCancel

  • September 12, 2012 - 11:31 am

    Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking - Although I do love sleeping in late once in a blue moon I love my me time early in the morning before everyone wakes up. With a cup of tea and daily newspaper (old fashioned, love the smell of newspaper). The only thing missing is someone to make some pastries for me. The popovers look like a great morning treatReplyCancel

  • September 12, 2012 - 3:00 pm

    Kimberley - I love mornings for that same reason, but am terrible at actually getting up early enough to appreciate the quiet before everyone else arises. And even though I stopped eating wheat, I cannot tell you how much I crave one of those popovers. Must be the season.ReplyCancel

  • September 12, 2012 - 6:38 pm

    Denise - I love eating popovers but have never made. You make it seem so easy with this recipe – I will definitely have to give it a whirl. I am completely like you – the mornings are my time. I have a ritual of making coffee. I grind the beans, boil the water and then let the mixture drip. I grab the first cup and enjoy the quiet time of coffee and my RSS feed!ReplyCancel

  • September 13, 2012 - 9:24 am

    Liren - It’s my quiet morning right now and I may be still squinting from sleepiness, but what a treat to feast my eyes on. If only I could have one with my coffee!

    Hope your week is going well, Brian.ReplyCancel

  • September 13, 2012 - 10:41 am

    Lora @cakeduchess - I’m a morning person too and all I want for breakfast right now is a few of these delicious popovers:)ReplyCancel

  • September 13, 2012 - 11:25 am

    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet - All I have to say Brian is…..YES PLEASE. :) Happy Thursday!


  • September 13, 2012 - 11:05 pm

    Aggie - Quiet still mornings are a treasure. I am a morning person wannabe.
    I bought my kids the original muppet show season on dvd earlier this year :)

    Those popovers look scrumptious.ReplyCancel

  • September 18, 2012 - 5:55 am

    Cook Republic Files – Favourites List September 2012 | Cook Republic - […] recipe for Wholewheat Chocolate Chip Scones.   This indulgent dulce de leche yogurt.   Popovers, Doughnuts and Eclairs.    The Chobani Kitchen Conversion Chart.   This […]ReplyCancel

  • September 18, 2012 - 11:44 am

    Lisa | With Style and Grace - Oh you have no idea how badly I want to bite into this right now!ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2012 - 9:17 am

    SSL: I Love Fall | EatingPlaces - […] Sugar and Spice Popovers from A Thought for Food […]ReplyCancel

  • September 24, 2012 - 12:44 pm

    Laura (Tutti Dolci) - I love popovers but I’ve only made the savory variety – love the sugar and spice here. Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • September 24, 2012 - 4:00 pm

    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence - Oh my, these look delicious.ReplyCancel

  • September 24, 2012 - 9:35 pm

    Ashley - Baker by Nature - These look so perfect for a lazy morning of baking, then breakfast in bed!ReplyCancel

  • March 23, 2013 - 4:33 pm

    Eva - Ok…….I made these today for brunch and they are absolutely divine!!! They are perfect in every way and the cloves make them very special indeed!!! Thank you for a great recipe!!ReplyCancel

  • September 4, 2013 - 3:14 am

    Agnes - Soooo delicious!ReplyCancel

Sixty quail eggs arrived at my apartment the other day.  That’s six with a zero at the end.  Not six or sixteen. 60.  Want to know what that looks like?  To be honest, it’s not very much.  They’re tiny little guys.

After admiring their beauty for a few days, relishing in the fact that I had something that, for me, seemed so elegant and exotic, sitting in my refrigerator, I then began to wonder just how I was going to use these eggs.  Others, like my mom and dad, started inquiring as well.

“How do you cook quail eggs?”

“Have you thought about what you’re going to do with all of them?”

“When are you going to post the eggs on the blog?”


And when I’m feeling stressed, there’s really only one thing to do… and that’s make a pizza.  I’m right… right?  A tall beer and a slice of pizza make for one very happy man.

These quail eggs were almost too pretty to eat, with their brown speckled shells.  They are a dream to photograph and I had fun scouring the yard in search of various backgrounds to use to accentuate their exquisite beauty.

It may be hard to see the distinction between these and hen eggs, but one thing I noticed was the consistency of the yolks.  Before turning the quail eggs into a pizza topping, we hard boiled a few.  While it’s a subtle difference, I found their yolks to be creamier and less chalky than other eggs.

Cracking quail eggs was not as difficult as I had anticipated.  After a few failed attempts, I figured out the trick.  The best way to open these eggs is to work on one of the ends, gently cracking into the tip until you reach the membrane.  At this point, you can peel away a hunk of the shell and then break through the membrane, which will allow you to pour the egg  out into a bowl.  Of course, there may be easier ways (I’m sure folks have come up with lots of techniques), but this proved to be successful.

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  • September 5, 2012 - 1:44 am

    Stephanie - I have never seen quail eggs used this way before. And it looks so delicious!

    I have dozens of wild quails running around my neighborhood. I am so tempted to find their nests or catch some to eat, but I always get yelled at when I suggest it. So the quails in my neighborhood are safe from me…for now.ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 6:45 am

    Lauren at Keep It Sweet - This pizza looks amazing! I’ve never cooked with quail eggs but I have enjoyed them out to dinner on a rare occasion. What a fun delivery!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 7:55 am

    Jenny @ BAKE - the photos of those quail eggs are gorgeous! the pizza sounds delicious too!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 8:08 am

    Ann Mah - I love quail eggs, their tiny size and jaunty speckled shells. My dad has always made quail tea eggs — a play on Chinese tea eggs — and he serves them as an appetizer in a nest of slivered vegetables. I love this Italian-inspired pizza creation. A runny egg on pizza is one of my very favorite treats!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 8:17 am

    thyme (Sarah) - I remember eating quail eggs on the second trip to France after my husband and I were married. They were a little side accompaniment on the plate. We thought they were so delicious. Wonderful to see that they are being made more available in the U.S.! And from Indiana!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 8:21 am

    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective - I could just stare at those quail eggs all day. Gorgeous… and gorgeous pizza!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 9:09 am

    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies - What beautiful little eggs–almost too pretty to eat. I’ve never tried them before, but putting them on pizza sounds good to me!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 9:39 am

    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic - My sisters and I love hard boiled quail eggs. Quail egg pizza sounds great, the little yolks are so cute!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 10:03 am

    Ashley - Can I get pizza delivery for lunch? The eggs are gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 10:06 am

    Carolyn - Wow, I’ve never had quail eggs, let alone on pizza. Lovely!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 11:13 am

    Meeta - I love quail eggs. I’ve used them on quiches and tarts before and with all those quail eggs I am sure you have leftovers. If you do try my salmon kedgeree with quail eggs (on the blog) I am sure you’ll love it. In the meantime I might have to make this pizza now!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 11:51 am

    Betty Ann @Mango_Queen - This is amazing! We love quail eggs and I’ve cooked with it so often. I have lots of recipes using it, but never with pizza. My son will just love this. Thanks for sharing the amazing photos and recipe, Brian!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 11:53 am

    Bev @ Bev Cooks - Killing. Me. Softly.ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 2:10 pm

    JulieD - Wow!! So pretty, Brian!! I haven’t had quail eggs since I was a kid. Pure genius to make a pizza with them!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 2:16 pm

    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet - I’m the same way with quail eggs. I’d almost rather just look at them, than eat them. But then the first bite…I forget all about my hesitation. Beautiful photos Brian…I want a slice!


  • September 5, 2012 - 5:22 pm

    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen - You’re right quail eggs are almost too pretty to eat, so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 6:07 pm

    Linda--There and Back Again - I remember my mom telling the story about ordering a pizza in Rome and having it arrive with an egg cracked in the middle. She liked it! Yours looks wonderful. I’ll have to give it a try!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 7:16 pm

    SMITH BITES - nothing like a great pizza and beer – yeah baby!!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 8:14 pm

    Ronald Hilbink - Brian:

    Thank you for sharing your bounty of quail eggs. The pizza topped with them was superb.


  • September 5, 2012 - 8:30 pm

    Jeanette - How fun to have so many quail eggs to play with. I’ve only had the canned kind, never fresh and would love to try them. Great idea putting them on your pizza!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 10:09 pm

    Bunkycooks - That’s a whole lotta quail eggs! Great idea to make pizza and drink beer. That always works. 😉ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 10:11 pm

    Monet - Hi friend. What a beautiful pizza! I have never had the opportunity to try quail eggs before, but now I must find some…fast. This looks just perfect. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 10:47 pm

    Kate - Lovely photos! So pretty.
    Laura Calder of French Food @ Home did an appetizer of boiled quail eggs coated with the spice za’atar. It was so cute to see them on a platter with nasturtium flowers that were bigger than the wee eggs.
    They MUST have been hard to crack without breaking the yolks,
    Well done!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2012 - 10:50 pm

    Andrew Frishman - Mmmnnnn . . . I loves me some eggs, especially when they are quail quality.

    Soy tan libre como un ave.ReplyCancel

  • September 6, 2012 - 1:13 am

    Kiran @ - Quail eggs on pizza?! Geniusly yum!ReplyCancel

  • September 6, 2012 - 9:20 am

    Maria - I want a slice!ReplyCancel

  • September 6, 2012 - 9:40 am

    Lora @cakeduchess - You inspired me to make pizza night tonight. Nice dough, Bri. Gorgeous eggs and I think you had a super idea with this yummy pizza:)ReplyCancel

  • September 6, 2012 - 9:59 am

    sweetsugarbelle - Brian, I am constantly amazed at your talent. I cannot give your ideas, recipes and photography enough praise. I hope that some day I will be able to have dinner ONCE at your table!ReplyCancel

  • September 6, 2012 - 4:05 pm

    naomi - Im such a quail egg lover-pizza is such a great idea! Lvoely pics as alwaysw, Brian.ReplyCancel

  • September 6, 2012 - 5:27 pm

    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel - Beautiful pizza! I’ve never had quail eggs but love the sound of them.ReplyCancel

  • September 6, 2012 - 5:46 pm

    Sneh | Cook Republic - They are gorgeous aren’t they? They are one of my favourite things to photograph. I once did a feature on them “Caged Eggs!” it was called and it was awesome doing it, all dark tones and wrought iron. Love your pizza! Have you tried boiling and peeling them, I am terrified of doing it. I have tried several times to replicate a dish we get at a place called District Dining without much success. A bowl full of soft centred, deep fried quail eggs with runny yolks. I always make such a mess of peeling them .. yikes!!!ReplyCancel

  • September 7, 2012 - 12:01 am

    Lisa | With Style and Grace - my stress eating looks nothing like this. it usually involves eating pizza made by someone else :) would love my first time with quail eggs be to eating THIS pizza!ReplyCancel

  • September 7, 2012 - 9:20 am

    Joanne - We all know the only surefire way to make pizza even better is to put an egg yolk on top! Runny egg yolk is truly THE BEST. Now…what are you going to do with the rest of those eggs??ReplyCancel

  • September 9, 2012 - 8:39 pm

    foodwanderings - 60 quail eggs, oh boy. This pizza looks so delicious!ReplyCancel

  • September 12, 2012 - 6:41 pm

    Denise - Now this is a pizza after Lenny’s heart. He is all about the runny egg on pizza; I just finally came over to the dark side. Have yet to try quail eggs – have always been a bit scared of them. Not sure why – they are an egg. Will have to give it a try next time we make pizza.ReplyCancel

  • September 28, 2012 - 8:27 pm

    Monika - You should make this! Looks divine! Please print this recipe and send it to me!!! :)ReplyCancel